The termite inspection: It’s given away for free from canvassing salesman just looking for a reason to get in the door. It’s part of the annual renewal process to extend the termite treatments guarantee. It’s comfort to the worried homeowner when a pest tech takes an ‘extra peek’ while performing his routine service and it is quite possibly the anchor for any successful termite company. But in these scenarios it’s hardly more than a cursory look that provides comfort for the homeowner and a chance for commission for the savvy inspector.
The Inspection That Carries The Most Weight
It is as well, one of the biggest hurdles that has to be dealt with in a real estate deal and it is the only factor in most contracts that can be an absolute deal killer. For most people, the purchase of their home will big their biggest investment they make and it may take them 30 years to pay for. A quick breeze through may seem fine at the time but as so often is the case, problems are found AFTER the alleged inspection and the quick convenient peek around the home is suddenly intensely scrutinized as accusations fly, reputations take a hit and appointments with repair contractors and lawyers are set.
This is last video in this series of real estate inspections but I doubt it will be the final word. Since this small sector of the pest control industry is the reason for the most litigation, hikes in insurance and damage repair claims, I’d say we barely scratched the surface. If I accomplish nothing else with this series except to help one other inspector avoid a devastating episode on a botched inspection or report then it will be worth it. If you’ve missed the other videos in the series you can find them here & I hope you take a few minutes to watch them and comment or ask questions on anything specific. CYA #1, CYA #2 & 3, CYA #4 & 5