In North Carolina, termites, carpenter bees, powder post beetles and other wood destroying insects are active and widespread. It is essential to periodically inspect your home and maintain a pest & termite control program.
Wood destroying insects such as termites typically enter a home through wood that’s in contact with the earth or they build mud tubes on exterior and crawl space walls to get to the home’s sub-floor. These pests can cause structural damage to homes which can result in costly repairs.
Prior to purchasing a home, it’s important to determine if there are active wood destroying insects in the home or evidence of past infestations and damage. An inspection will also let you know if the home has been treated for pests and termites.
First Call Property Inspections can coordinate a pest inspection for your property using a fully licensed, experienced and trusted pest control company. The service will include an inspection for all types of wood destroying insects; areas usually inspected are garages, storage areas, and crawl spaces.
* Pest and termite inspection services are not affiliated with First Call Property Inspections.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas produced from decaying radium found in soils, rocks, and water throughout the United States. It typically moves through soil and rock or wells to the air and enters into home’s through cracks and openings in a home’s foundation.
Any home – including new construction, historic homes, well-sealed homes or homes without a basement or crawl space can accumulate high levels of radon gas. It’s important to test your home because radon gas is a health hazard; exposure to high levels causes lung cancer. You cannot see, smell or taste radon gas so testing is the only method to determine if a home has high radon levels.
Elevated levels of radon have been found in all areas of the Triangle. The EPA Map of Radon Zones shows the general trend of radon levels in North Carolina. The levels tend to be lower in the Coastal Plain, then increase in the middle area of the state – the Piedmont, and increase more in the mountains.
First Call Property Inspections can coordinate radon gas testing inspection for your property using a fully licensed, experienced and trusted radon testing company.
* Radon gas testing services are not affiliated with First Call Property Inspections.