Homeowners dread the thought of a termite infestation and the damage it can wreak on a home. If you hear that a neighbor has had an issue or you suspect a problem because perhaps you see mud tubes at the base of your home, by all means don’t guess. Find out for certain with a WDO inspection from Chester County Home Inspections. Schedule online now, or call (484) 212-1600.
Termites & Other Wood Destroying Organisms
Many people don’t realize that termites aren’t the only wood-destroying organism that can cause damage to residences. Although subterranean termites usually cause the greatest structural damage, other pests such as carpenter ants, carpenter bees, borer beetles, and fungi can also be very destructive.
Often times damage from these sources is visible. For example, fungus is usually seen on the exterior wood of the home such as decks and patios. It’s also easy to spot carpenter bee damage because they drill round holes, often into the underside of wood fascia. But sometimes, damage isn’t visible until it’s a significant problem.Schedule Now
We Know the Signs
At At Chester County Home Inspections, we know what to look for when inspecting your home. Our work is thorough and comprehensive. We’ll inspect all the places pests like to hide, including the following:
- Crawl spaces
- Perimeter of the house
- Attached decks
- Still plates
- Floor joists
- Roof rafters
- Wood in contact with soil
- Dead tree stump near home
After every inspection, we fill out a detailed report. Reports are important tools, especially if you have a new home and it’s still under the one-year warranty. We’ll note any issues we found so that you can schedule remediation—whether it’s with the builder or other experts.View a Sample Report
We Inspect for More Than Pests
Perhaps you’re ordering one of our buyer or seller home inspections. If so, it’s a simple matter to add a WDO inspection to your order or one of our other services such as a pool & spa inspection or water quality test. We’re also known locally for being experienced in conducting restoration assessments on historic or older buildings.
Whatever your needs, Chester County Home Inspections is here for you. For a termite inspection, schedule online now, or call (484) 212-1600. We serve Chester, Berks, Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware counties.