Buying a home is one of the largest investments that you will make in your life. Having both a traditional home inspection and a termite inspection by qualified inspectors will tell you the home’s condition and potentially save you money in the long run.

Each inspection includes a top-to-bottom visual examination of the physical structure and major systems of the house including appliances, interior and exterior components, electrical, heating and cooling, and plumbing.

Plumbing leaks, roof issues and dry rot

Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t discover plumbing leaks until they have become major leaks. Even a small leak has the potential to become a big leak.

Both tile roofs and low-sloped roofs can cause a number of issues. Tile roofs sometimes have installation issues and can be damaged by storms. Low-sloped roofs, also referred to as flat roofs, tend to have low spots which hold water and can damage the roofing material or cause an actual leak inside the home.

Dry rot occurs when fungal spores, which travel naturally through the air, get into the cracks of unpainted wood. Rainfall causes the spores to grow and feed on the wood, causing dry rot.

Termites cause expensive damage

Subterranean termites are very active here and can cause serious damage to the structure of a home if not treated. The cost of an inspection is far cheaper than paying later for the damage they caused.

For more information about home and termite inspections by state licensed inspectors call Bill’s Home Service at (520) 625-2381.


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