Darin and Christina Cunningham | Re/Max Elite
278 Franklin Road Suite 190 | Brentwood, TN 37027
Office: 615.661.4400 | Fax: 615.661.4115
Christina: 615.394.4168 | Darin: 615.456.4086

Choosing the Right Termite Inspection Company

The word “termite” strikes fear in most every homeowner. But, no need to panic. Getting a proper inspection of your property can identify if you have termites and, if so, how big of problem they are. Once you’re armed with the facts, you can choose the right pest control methods. Before hiring a pest inspection company, however, do your homework to pick the one that’s right for you and your home.

Doing your research

To find a pool of potential inspectors, first ask around. Talk to family, friends, and neighbors. Who did they use and who did they like? Are there any shifty companies to watch out for? Do some digging online, as well—read reviews, good and bad. Sites like Angies’s List and Yelp can be helpful. You can check with the Better Business Bureau and local Chamber of Commerce to see if a business has had complaints lodged against them.

You should get proposals from at least three different companies before agreeing to do business with a specific one. The cheapest option isn’t always the best, though. Be careful—if someone is offering you a deal that is too good to be true, it usually means it is.

Questions to ask potential termite inspection companies

Don’t be afraid to interview a few businesses before signing on the dotted line. Ask these questions to get a feel of how professional, experienced, and competent each company is:

  • Are you licensed? Ensure the company meets your state’s minimum licensing requirements. And don’t just take their word for it—do your homework and see what licenses they actually have.
  • Are you insured? Make sure the company has liability insurance.
  • Do you offer guarantees? See if their services come with a warranty or a satisfaction guarantee. Understand the terms and conditions of their services beforehand.
  • How long have you been in business? While hiring a brand-new company isn’t necessarily a bad idea, you might want to go with someone who has been around for a while.
  • Are follow-up inspections included? Look for a company that will come back for a follow-up or even offers annual inspections.

Homeowners interested in selling their house will might want to invest in a termite inspection before putting it on the market, especially if they have specific concerns. Likewise, a buyer should consider having a termite inspection done in addition to a standard home inspection. It’s better to know ahead of time what problems might be lurking in the walls and under the surface.

Buying or selling a home in Nashville is easy with Darin and Christina

Darin and Christina Cunningham of Re/Max Elite is your premier real estate team. No one knows the greater Nashville area better than us. We’ve got years of experience under our belts and a stellar reputation for success. To learn more, call us today at (615) 661-4400.

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