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Is My Home Infested with Insects?

Is My Home Infested with Insects?

The summer brings out the bugs, unfortunately. Your home can be susceptible to wood-eating insects in the summer months, and it’s very important to be vigilant under these circumstances. A home inspection for wood-eating insects is crucial if you don’t want these pests to destroy the foundation of your home. 

Here are some ways to prevent wood-eating insects in your home: 

  • Repair leaking faucets, water pipes, and ac units inside and outside of the home
  • Repair rotted roof shingles and gutters
  • Make sure water is directed away from your home by functioning downspouts, gutters, splash blocks
  • Check for needed repairs in the basement foundation and windows
  • Remove tree stumps or dead trees in the yard
  • Store firewood away from the house

These are essential steps in order to prevent wood-eating insects from infesting your home and the yard. If you don’t check for signs, these insects can cause major problems with disease and home repairs down the road. You never want to be in that position when owning a home. 

How to Look for Signs when I don’t know? 

If you don’t understand certain signs, your best bet is to get in touch with a home inspection team like Center Grove Real Estate InspectionsWe will come to your home and determine the problems you have, and we will give you solutions in how to solve them. Our full-service team will do a thorough search throughout your home to determine if you have been infested by wood-eating insects. Our job is to make sure your home is safe, and having a regular inspection done can save you time and money down the road. 

If you’re not sure about problems with your home, contact Center Grove Real Estate Inspections at 317-313-5362 today or visit us online for more information!

Be Present During Your Home Inspection

Be Present During Your Home Inspection

As a homeowner, it’s very important to be present during a home inspection for many reasons. A home inspection is crucial for your home’s life. Electrical and mechanical equipment can have problems along the road, which need to be fixed in order for you to live comfortably and safe in your house. Paying attention to… Continue Reading

The Benefits of Infrared Thermography in Real Estate Inspections

The Benefits of Infrared Thermography in Real Estate Inspections

The term Infrared Thermography refers to the use of infrared thermal imaging to detect patterns and temperature values across a surface. In the real estate inspection industry, this technique is highly valuable because it helps the inspector pinpoint areas in the home where heat may be lost. How Does Infrared Thermography Work? All the objects… Continue Reading

Why It’s Important for a Kitchen & Appliance Inspection

Why It’s Important for a Kitchen & Appliance Inspection

Home inspections in general are extremely important for the health and safety of you and your family. There are several housing appliances that can cause problems to your home if not inspected and taken care of properly. Center Grove Real Estate Inspections has you covered with all of your home inspections needs. Many people don’t… Continue Reading

Septic Inspections Are Extremely Important for Your Home

Septic Inspections Are Extremely Important for Your Home

Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment systems used in residential areas without any centralized sewer systems. Many homes without a sewer system have to have a septic system in order to get rid of waste from your home. A septic system inspection is also recommended to have done to make sure it is in working… Continue Reading

How to Keep Moisture Out During the Colder Months

How to Keep Moisture Out During the Colder Months

The winter is a tricky time, especially for moisture in your home. Moisture can build up in your home for several different reasons. We may like to hang dry our clothes during the warmer months outside, but in the colder months, we’d rather hang them in the house. This can cause dampness and moisture in… Continue Reading