With the onset of the Coronavirus, it’s not quite business as usual at Bloodhound. But we’re keeping our home buyer, seller, and realtor clients safe by using the latest personal protection equipment (PPE) and following careful home inspection procedures.
For home sellers and occupants:
To maintain safe social distancing, we request that sellers and occupants vacate the home for the duration of our home inspection.
For home buyers and realtors:
For the same reasons as above, we request that agents and buyers vacate the home for the duration of our home inspection. For the final walkthrough discussion, we can present findings remotely via phone call or video conference. Your home inspection report is delivered via email and we are also available for any follow up questions.
Stay safe out there!
As summer heats up in Victoria BC, the last thing you want to do is head ‘up there.’
But what you ignore now could come back to bite you later.
That’s because your attic makes a cozy home for a number of common local pests — from squirrels, raccoons, and rats to carpenter ants, wasps, and termites.
An infestation up above can go undetected for months, even years. And as time goes on the destruction to your rafters, insulation, vents, and wiring could end up costing thousands in repairs and restoration.
It isn’t always easy to detect these uninvited house guests — even for a trained eye — but there are some tell-tale signs that a diligent home inspector will know to look for, like ripped up insulation, moisture-damaged wood, and fine sawdust-like shavings called “frass.”
Carpenter ants, in particular, are notorious for vanishing and re-appearing during hot and cold spells. If your home inspector flags a problem, make sure to call in a pest control pro to remove these destructive intruders for good.
And next time you’re looking to buy or list a home, make a point of asking your home inspector about signs of pests in the attic, even in the heat of summer!