Termite Inspection Second Opinion
Sometimes it is a good idea to cover your tracks and have a termite inspection second opinion on your home. If you’ve called a licensed, professional termite inspector and he or she has found significant termite infestation, you may want to seek out another inspection just to be sure. If you get serious bad news from your doctor regarding your health, you will probably get a second opinion before taking on serious treatment. The same should for a termite inspection second opinion.
Before you seek out a termite inspector to look at your home, you should call around and get cost estimates. After that, you can make your choice as to who you want to do the initial inspection of your home. Now let’s say that inspector tells you that your home is infested and treatment is going to be thousands of dollars. Before you faint, know that a termite inspection second opinion is probably in order in this type of a situation.
Take another look at your original price list and find your second favorite to come out and do your termite inspection second opinion. When they get there, you have two choices. First, you could present them with the original inspection report, or you could wait and see what the second inspector comes up with and compare the two on your own. If you go with the first choice, you may not get an honest second opinion as that inspector may be trying to undercut his or her competition. If you go with the second choice, you may have unanswered questions after the inspector leaves that will remain unanswered if you don’t follow up.
Another advantage to a termite inspection second opinion is that you will be taking steps to avoid people who are trying to scam you into getting expensive termite treatments that you really don’t need. By exploring other termite inspectors and getting their opinion, you can better gauge the effectiveness of their inspection as well as their assessment of what needs to be done on and in your home.
A termite inspection second opinion – just like having an original termite inspection – is something a responsible homeowner should do if any signs of infestation and damage are found. You’ve invested a lot of money in your home and you want it to be pest free and safe to live in. By the same token, you don’t want to be “taken for a ride” by unscrupulous people either. So seek out a termite inspection second opinion and have peace of mind.