By George Clements ~ Greenville, SC Real Estate
The CL-100 is the letter that shows if there are any problems with termites or moisture. In a normal real estate transaction, the purchaser will pay to have this done and it normally costs somewhere between $75 and $150.
There are a couple of things they are looking for when it comes to the termite inspection. First, if there are any active termites and second if there is any structural damage. Inspectors will list any damage that they find but a seller would only be required to fix structural damage and not cosmetic damage. This is based on a normal sales contract. The seller would also be required to have the home treated if there were signs of active termites. It is fine if there are signs of past infestation as long as it has been treated and there is no structural damage.
When it comes to the moisture side of the inspection, they are looking to see that the moisture is under a certain level. If the moisture content is too high than there is most likely a water problem that needs to be taken care of. Correction of moisture problems are treated just like termite problems in a Real Estate transaction.
It is good to keep your home treated for termites to avoid any major repairs when you go to sell. You want to make sure that your mulch does not go to high on the house and that it is treated. Just let me know if you ever need names of some good pest control companies.