Termite Inspections

Termite inspections for residential or commercial properties

Termite Inspections

We offer Termite Inspections for Homes, Condos, and Commercial properties through our Termite Inspection partners. We take care of the hassle of schedule coordination to make it easy for you to get your inspection when you need one. 

If you are looking for a local termite inspector near you, look no further, we serve San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties. We are your local termite inspections team!

Our Termite Inspectors look for wood destroying pests, dry rot and  other insect related damage. Our termite inspections are thorough and costs are provided in the report for pesticide application (if needed) and wood rot remediation (within certain limits). 

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What's Included in a Termite Inspection?

Exterior Inspection

Detailed inspection properties exterior looking for signs of wood destroying pest infestation, which includes: shelter tubes, droppings, broken wings, damaged wood and bore holes.

Foundation/Structural Inspection

Detailed inspectionof the wooden structural elements of the property looking for signs of termite infestation or damage.

Interior Inspection

Visual inspection of the properties interior, checking baseboards, walls, windows, door frames, insides of cabinets and closets.

Attic

Investigation of the homes attic looking for any signs of nesting or damage to the roofs structural elements such as rafters, beams and any other wood related elements.

Garage

A lot of homes in the San Francisco Bay Area have unframed garage spaces with the framing exposed. This is an area that gives easy access to wood destroying pests.

Frequently asked questions about Termite inspections

Frequently Asked Questions

The average cost of a termite inspection for a single family home is $375 and $275 for a condominium inspection.

 

The final termite inspection price varies and depends on the total square footage of the property. 

A termite inspection will check the interior and exterior of your home, inspecting areas like the crawl spaces, exterior, attic and garages. 

 

Termite inspectors look for signs of termite damage or active infestations and recommend necessary treatments. If you're buying a home, your mortgage lender may require you to get a termite inspection for loan approval.

Termite inspections normally take about 30 minutest to 1 hour per 1000 square feet. See below for average time frames: 

 

• 1 Hour for a Single Family Home Inspection

 

• 30-45 minutes Hour for a Condominium Inspection

 

• 1 to 2 Hours for a Multi-Family Home Inspection

Scheduling is normally possible within 1 to 3 days from the time you call us. 

 

We have a team of inspectors so finding a time for you last minute is possible. 

Our termite inspection reports are usually delivered in 2 to 3 days after the inspection.

Same-day termite inspection reports are possible at an additional fee of $75. 

Yes, if wood destroying pests are found, then the termite inspector will recommend necessary treatments and their associated costs. Those are normally termed Section 1 items. 

 

Wood or dry rot items that are noted will be quoted if they are associated with termite activity. If they are normal deferred maintenance associated with the homes siding it may be outside of the termite inspectors scope for repairs.

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Termite Inspection Services

Termite Inspections for Single Family Homes

Starting from $375

Our Termite Inspections for single family homes focus on the foundation, exterior, and any other wooden building materials that could create an inviting environment for wood destroying pests. 

Termite Inspections for Condos

Starting from $275

Our Termite Inspections for condominiums are interior only and focus on the cabinets, window sills, doors, and floors. 

Termite Inspections for
Commercial or Multi-Family

Starting from $475

Termite Inspections for multi-family and commercial properties focus on the foundation, exterior, and any other wooden building materials that could create an inviting environment for wood destroying pests. These termite inspections can be tailored to your needs ie. multi-unit inspections can include unit interiors as well as the exterior and foundation. 

Why get a termite inspection?

If you’re buying a property in the San Francisco Bay Area it’s normally recommended that you get a termite inspection before you purchase the property.

Termite inspections go one level deeper and can help uncover damage to the structure of a home that can prove to be costly in the long run. Termite activity is unavoidable in homes over time and if the house is older than ten years is it due for an inspection of this kind.

Termites can wreak havoc in a home and cause all kinds of damage to wood such as blisters on the floor, hollow sections around the house and blocked ventilation between where the ground meets the house as they create tubes forging up their food source YOUR HOME. Termites thrive in humid environments, and California summers are their preferred season, so you need to be prepared. It is no secret that termites thrive in The Golden State and that is why many residents take the necessary precautions to avoid being victim to these small but destructive creatures.  

A professional termite inspector can help you uncover termite damage in the home which can affect the price of it and thus the eventual sale of the property. Once the damage has been discovered, you can decide if the cost of repairs will warrant a re-examination of the purchase or renegotiation with the seller. The cost of repairing wood infrastructure can be high, and this is why these types of inspections are vital. 

At Golden Gate Home inspections we take our Termite Inspections quite seriously and provide you the professionals you need to locate and identify any ongoing or past issues. Managing wood destroying pest issues is a part of owning a home and it can be manageable if you stay one step ahead of it or catching issues as they arise. 

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