Termite Services

ON-SITE INSPECTION’S WOOD DESTROYING PESTS AND ORGANISM REPORTS present valuable information on the conditions of the property you are planning on selling or purchase and will indicate if the structure contains wood destroying pests and organisms or conditions deemed likely to lead to infestation or damage. Our reports are easy to read, comprehensive, informative and factual as to the actual conditions present. We provide cost estimates to perform repairs or treatments both in the heading section for quick review, in addition to being located in the work authorization contract.

Our reports are separated as such:

A cover page
: This page is to contain the address of the property inspected; name of the inspection company; what type of report it is; and a foundation drawing of the buildings inspected. The drawing may be placed on a second page if too large for the cover page.

Report findings by category : The home is broken down into eleven (11) different component parts such as: (1) Substructure, (2) Stall Showers, etc. All findings are to be marked from where the condition was observed. Finding "1A" on the foundation drawing would be the first finding in the Substructure, "1B" would be the second finding; finding "8A" would be the first finding in the Garage, etc.

Work Authorization Contract : This is where the termite company will offer their bid prices to perform the corrective work outlined. This page should also include any guarantees provided.

The report with also be categorized as either a:

Original Report : This box would be checked upon the first inspection of the property. (NOTE: A new "original" report must be issued if the previous inspection was performed more than four (4) months before. Supplemental and Reinspection reports are not allowed after four (4) months.)

or as a:

Limited Report : This box would be checked if one or more components within the main structure or one or more components attached to the main structure is not inspected.

NOTE: The report must state who requested these items be eliminated from the inspection report. The inspector is not allowed to eliminate items unless he is instructed to do so.)

NOTE: A condominium or townhouse complex would be a limited inspection because the exterior would be a homeowner association maintained area of a multi-unit complex. The reports are limited to the interior areas only unless the exterior areas pertinent to the unit being inspected are specifically requested to be inspected by the owner of the unit.

They may also be a:

Supplemental Report : This is a report of findings on previously inaccessible areas or changes made to the original report.

or:

Reinspection Report : This is a report of findings used to verify that previously noted damage has been repaired.

Definitions:

Wood Destroying Pest : Includes subterranean termites, drywood termites, dampwood termites and wood destroying beetles in addition to carpenter ants and carpenter bees.

Wood Destroying Organisms : Includes brown fungus (commonly called dryrot) and white fungus.

Certification : This is a statement issued that the home is free and clear of termites, wood destroying beetles or fungus damage within accessible areas.

Notice of Work Completed : This form is required to be issued after corrective work is performed. The form must contain a notation of all the work that was performed as well as the work that was not performed.

Section I and II findings : Section I findings indicate active damage and infestation in addition to the cause of the damage. Section II items indicate conditions deemed likely to cause future damage or can lead to future infestations. The classification of findings into Section I and II categories are very important, and can have substantial monetary effects on the purchase or sale of a home.