Wood Destroying Insect inspection, more commonly referred to as termite inspection, is a visual investigation to find evidence of and/or the presence of termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and powderpost beetles.
American Building Inspectors, Inc., located in Willoughby, Ohio, is a provider of this specialized inspection looking for the presence of, or damage caused by, wood destroying insects that feed on, and nest in the wood that supports your home. Of course, not all wood-destroying insects are termites. Carpenter ants, carpenter bees, powderpost beetles, and various larvae are also known for moving in and making a buffet of your home’s wooden elements and thereby compromising the integrity of your home’s ability to support itself. The damage caused by wood-destroying insects can certainly lead to the sharp devaluation of your property as well as increasing the potential for danger to its occupants.
One of the indicators of termite activity are mud tubes. These tubes are actually tunnels made of soil and wood cellulose around the home's foundation, in the attic, crawlspace, garage, and various other locations, and could be an indication that termites have been present or may still be present in the home. Another indicator is damage to wood beams. If there are deep grooves on the softer inner portion, termites may be eating the wood from the inside out. Some known access points for termites and other wood destroying insects are wood fencing that touches the home, piles of firewood, mulch, or bushes. We encourage home owners and sellers to minimize possible access points used by wood destroying insects and other pests.
It can be overwhelming when buying or selling your home, let our licensed professionals ease your burden. "Your home inspection pros" at American Building Inspectors' WDI services can help avert the potential burden you could face, if termites/wood destroying insects ravage your dream home.
If you have any suspicions of possible termite or other wood destroying insect activity in your home, or would like the peace of mind that comes with the assurance of a State Of Ohio Department of Agriculture licensed inspector, schedule your wood destroying pest inspection today.
We inspect homes and commercial properties in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio areas of Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, & Summit counties, and surrounding communities.
4344 Center Street, Willoughby, Ohio 44094, United States
08:00 am – 01:00 pm
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We offer weekend inspections!