Home Inspections Jackson MS - Rodent Damage

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Home Inspector with Thornton Safety and Inspection, LLC

Thornton Safety and Inspection

601-214-6569

www.thorntoninspection.com

 

If you are looking to purchase a home that has been vacant and/or doesn't have a regular pest control service, you should be aware of damage that rodents can cause.  Not only can their waste be a health concern, they can significantly damage anything that looks like good nesting material such as electrical insulation. 

 

Here is a picture of wiring in the attic where the insulation has been stripped down to the copper conductor. 

 

Rodent Damage

If this type of damage is widespread it can be costly to repair, not to mention the shock and fire hazard.

 

Here is a link to a good article covering rodent inspections and the hazards related to rodent infestations: 

http://www.nachi.org/rodent-inspection.htm

 

Get a home inspection before you buy.  It can save you a lot of heartache. 

 

 

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