As a part of our standard home inspection, we recommend adding the Structural Pest Inspection (SPI). The function of the SPI is to evaluate the home structure for possible wood destroying organism infestations, damage, and conducive conditions. In the Pacific Northwest, we have not only Carpenter ants, but Dampwood termites, Subterranean termites, Anobiid Beetles, Lyctid Powderpost Beetles, Bostrichid Beetle, Ambrosia Beetle, Roundheaded Borer, Bark Beetle, and Fungi. We perform a thorough check of all accessible area and provide a report detailing any issues that can be used as part of the transfer, exchange, or refinancing of any structure.
A professional mold inspection includes a comprehensive visual inspection to detect issues and problems related to mold that are not apparent to most people without specialized technical training. As required, sampling and laboratory testing of detected mold may be recommended. Mold is everywhere–all homes have at least small amounts of mold.