“Getting a termite inspection before buying a home in Scottsdale should be a no-brainer as termites are everywhere in Scottsdale.”
Although there is no law mandating a Scottsdale termite inspection report for the sale or purchase of a home most lenders will require the completion of a termite inspection report as a condition of your loan. Regardless…given the destructive nature of termites in Scottsdale…a termite inspection report is a valuable tool in making the proper home buying decision. Nobody wants to buy a termite infested home, nor do they want to discover hidden termite damage after moving in to their “dream home.”
The Sonoran Desert is home to several (25) species of termites. Most Scottsdale termite inspectors are only familiar with one or two of the more common Arizona termites. This leaves the potential for an inexperienced termite inspector to overlook a termite infestation and/or hidden termite damage.
Scottsdale Arizona is home to other wood eating insects such as Carpenter Ants, wood boring beetles and Carpenter Bees etc. An inexperienced termite inspector can overlook obvious signs of infestation or damage from these pests.
Not all Scottsdale Termite Inspection exterminators are the same. When considering the purchase of any home in Scottsdale Arizona do your own research and select a termite company with the experience and reputation to provide a thorough termite inspection and report.
A proper Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale Termite Inspection reports contain two pages of written information and a detailed diagram listing problem areas and conditions conducive to future termite infestation.
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.
When you need a Scottsdale termite inspection report for the purchase of your new home call the experts at Bills Pest Termite Control. Our experienced termite inspectors will provide you with a thorough termite inspection and complete a professional termite report containing all the information you will need to make the right home buying decision.
Bills Pest Termite Control is your Scottsdale Termite Inspection experts…We know Scottsdale termites!