Even though there is no Arizona Statue requiring a termite inspection for the purchase of a home in Gilbert Arizona, your lender may require a termite report as a condition of the loan. Besides many of us agree that spending $50 for a Gilbert termite inspection report can be a great insurance policy against investing in a home about to fall apart because of hidden damage.
When you understand the destructive nature of termites…a thorough inspection report can be a valuable tool in making the proper home buying decision. Nobody wants to buy an infested home, nor would they want to discover hidden termite damage after moving in to their dream home. Educated buyers and seasoned Arizona realtors should insist upon a Gilbert termite inspection report prior to agreeing to purchase any structure in Gilbert.
“The best protection against termite damage is a yearly inspection.”
The Sonoran Desert is home to several species of Arizona termites. Many inspectors are familiar with just one or two of the most common species of Arizona termites. This leaves the potential for a inspector to overlook a termite infestation and/or hidden termite damage.
Gilbert is home to other wood eating insects such as Carpenter Ants, wood boring beetles and Carpenter Bees etc. Inexperienced termite inspectors can overlook or miss obvious signs of infestation or damage from these types of pests.
Not all exterminators are the same. When considering the purchase of any home in Gilbert, research and select a exterminator with the experience and reputation to provide a thorough inspection. A proper home termite inspection at a minimum should take 30 minutes; the average home can take 1-2 hours depending upon circumstances such as location, history, construction type etc. Complete Gilbert termite inspection reports contain two pages of written information and a detailed diagram listing problem areas and conditions conducive to future termite infestation. Valuable information about evidence of previous treatments and termite history should be included in the report.
When an offer to purchase a home is accepted by the seller…the buyer has ten days to complete a termite inspection report. The termite inspection should be ordered and/or completed within the first couple days to allow the buyer(s) time to review the findings along with sufficient time for follow-up inspections. If corrective actions and/or a termite treatment are necessary the buyer should insist upon selecting the termite exterminator as they will be dealing with that company in the future. A seller’s motivation is to select the cheapest solution as they typically pay for the service. Corrective actions and/or termite treatments should be completed prior to the buyer(s) taking possession of the home.
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