Home Inspector Serving Phoenix, AZ and Surrounding Areas
Termite inspections are a necessary part of any home inspection process. If you’re thinking of buying a home, it’s paramount that you never skip that all-important termite inspection. Here’s why termite inspections are a critical step:
If you’re looking for a professional termite inspection in Phoenix or surrounding areas, KEI Home Inspections can help.
Due to its year-round warm climate, Arizona is a prime habitat for termites. Whether you’re buying or selling a home or just doing some yearly checkups around the house, the news of a termite infestation is never good.
Understanding the extent of the infestation and the damage to the home can be nerve-racking, to say the least, especially during a real estate transaction.
Fortunately, our termite inspection services can help you identify termites and understand the extent of the infestation. Kei Home Inspections understands exactly what it takes to tackle termites! Our termite inspection services are top of the line.
The ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI) program promotes excellence within the home inspector profession as well as continual improvement of ACI’s services to the public. The ASHI certification program establishes a minimum and uniform standard of practice for home inspectors practicing in the United States and Canada.
Kei graduated from Washington State University and now lives in Phoenix, AZ.
Kei is a dedicated and certified home inspector, passing his National Home Inspector Exam with flying colors and obtaining his Arizona Board of Technical Registration Home Inspector License.
With a refreshing understanding of what home buyers and sellers need from their home inspector, there’s no doubt he’ll be able to exceed your expectations.
Below are just a few notable certifications, memberships, and associations:
*Additional fees may apply due to distance, detached buildings, Homes over 20 years old, and/or complexity of the Light Commercial property or Home.
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Active military people’s service to our country and people over the age of 55 who have worked, mentored and raised the next generation of United States citizens deserve our thanks. Because of this, Kei Home Inspections believe all active Military and people over the age of 55 deserve a discount on their home inspection.
Senior Discount: $25.00 off or 10% off whichever is more. To qualify for the Senior Discount (55+), proof of age will need to be shown at time of payment.
Military Discount: $25.00 off or 10% off whichever is more. To qualify for the Military Discount, proof of being an active enlisted member in the US Military must be shown at time of payment.
Termite inspections are intended to locate the presence of any wood-destroying pests. Termites can be detrimental to a home and seriously damage its integrity. Your termite inspector will check the home for any signs of past or present termite infestation. They will also look for areas in and around the home that are conducive to termite activity.
Inform your home inspector when setting up your home inspection appointment that you want a termite inspection to take place as part of the home inspection.
The Home Inspector sets that price. Kei Home Inspections charges $50 for a termite inspection to be performed on the same day as the scheduled home inspection.
In short, yes! Termite inspections are very important, as termite activity can seriously damage a home and can be very costly to fight. What’s more, a termite problem is not always obvious without undergoing a professional inspection process. Termite inspections are particularly critical in areas where termite activity is common, such as warmer climates.
To protect your investment and peace of mind, we absolutely recommend getting a termite inspection.
Yes, according to the VA, termite inspections are necessary for all existing residential properties.
Termite inspections are not necessarily required by the FHA. However, if the FHA appraiser notices signs of termite activity, they may require the lender to send out a termite inspection company.
A Termite Inspector looks for the following:
The majority of pest control experts will recommend undergoing termite inspections every one to two years, depending on the area where you live. Termite inspections in Phoenix should be done regularly, as the warm climate is ideal for termites.
Termite inspection times may vary due to the size and location of the home. Typically, you can expect a termite inspection in Phoenix to take about an hour to an hour and a half.
The length a termite inspection is good for will depend upon the type of home loan. For a conventional or USDA loan, a termite inspection report is valid for 180 days. For a VA or FHA loan, the report is only valid for 90 days.