Few homes or businesses are free of termites. Termites infest nearly 4 million U.S. homes each year. Termite colonies work 24 hours a day, and unless there are obvious signs of infestation, a termite colony can go undiscovered until serious damage is done. They feed on cellulose-based material that include wood, books, boxes, furniture and drywall.
What you can expect from us:
1. Our licensed termite inspectors conduct a thorough inspection of your home or business. Thorough inspections are key to any successful solution for eliminating termite problems. We will review and recommend the best solution for your problems.
2. Our inspectors will assess the problems, discuss treatments that will be a solution, and provide you with options that best fit your budget.
3. We will provide you with a report with a diagram of your home or business that indicates any areas where infestation and/or damage may exist. We will recommend a type/method of treatment including traditional methods if that is what will solve your termite problem and protect your home or business. Additionally, if infestations are found, our inspector will give you an estimate for the cost of the treatment, and if there is repair work recommended, then a separate estimate for the repairs will be given.
4. Our inspectors will discuss which treatment presents the best solution, what long-term prevention plans are available, and provide options that will best accommodate your budget.
Checking for termites underground
Termite Inspection Report:
This report contains findings and recommendations related to the following adverse conditions that may be found in your home:
SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES usually live underground because they require moisture. They can enter your home through the smallest cracks in your homes' foundations. They travel through mud tubes to reach food sources (the wood in your home) above ground.
DRYWOOD TERMITES live above ground and are usually hidden inside the wood they infest. Since thy don't require any contact with the soil they can be found in furniture, window frames, and doors, and many other areas of your home.
FUNGUS/DRY ROT grows on wood that is exposed to moisture. It reduces the strength of the wood and can be as destructive as termites.
DAMPWOOD TERMITES occur most commonly in cool and humid coastal areas.
EARTH TO WOOD CONTACT provides moisture and promotes the growth of fungus, which entices termites to the fungus-infested wood.
FAULTY GRADE levels can result in excessive moisture conditions, which damage the exterior of your home and provide access for termites.
Termites feed on CELLULOSE DEBRIS and turn it into organic matter. Wood or paper under a foundation or in other accessible areas is an invitation to termites.
Heavy rains, serious plumbing leaks, broken pipes and poor ventilation in crawl spaces- all contribute to EXCESSIVE MOISTURE CONDITIONS and attract termites and fungus. Termites also invest IN ACCESSIBLE AREAS of your home.
A qualified Suncrest inspector can identify areas for treatment.
Preparing for your termite inspection:
In addition to termites, the inspector will also be looking for other issues like fungus and/or dry rot, and conductive conditions that can lead to potential problems. Some of the most common problems are plumbing leaks, cellulose debris and earth to wood.
For the most through inspection, there are a few things you can do to prepare for the inspector:
- Make sure areas under sinks in bathrooms and kitchens are accessible to the inspector.
- Make areas on the interior of the garage accessible two feet away from the walls.
- Trim back any bushes or ground cover that hides walls or your foundation.
- If your home is built on a raised foundation, the inspector will go under the house. Make sure the access opening to the sub area is accessible. If the access open is located in the floor of a closet, please clear out the closet and pull back the carpet.
- If you are not going to be home, be sure to unlock any gates and let us know of any pets.
- Please call us if you have any questions, as we are always here to help.
For more information about termite inspections, please visit our Termite Q&A page.
Address: Suncrest Exterminating, Inc.
1115 E. Kimberly Ave.
Anaheim, California 92801
Local Phone: 714-632-3600