We are coming to you on location on one of our homes that we just sold here in Venice.
I want to talk to you about some termite tenting questions.
What is termite tenting for a mobile home and is it needed when buying or selling a mobile home in Sarasota?
Now have you ever wondered what exactly is termite tenting and how does it work?
Are you curious as to why this process is needed to be completed for your mobile home? But first, why would one need to be even concerned about termite tenting to start with?
Mobile homes use quite a bit of wood for the structure itself.
As you may know, underneath the floors that you physically walk on and see is a sheet of plywood, which is attached to wood support beams. These three layers of wood, the support beams, the plywood sub floor, and the over flooring is what makes up your mobile homes flooring system.
Termites thrive on eating wood fragments.
When your mobile home floor is based largely on wood itself, it is imperative that all buyers and sellers of a mobile home are very well-educated on the importance of proper care of the wood structures in your home, so that you can have a safe and sturdy mobile home for years to come!
Failure to keep up on your mobile home termite treatment could lead to sagging floors, eroding floor supports, or even holes right in the middle of your kitchen floor!
Structural fumigation, which is better known as a type of termite tenting treatment, is a process where a trained professional enters your home and administers a specially designed chemical blend that kills all of your termites in your home.
These chemicals are used in all structures of your mobile home, including the walls, the floors, and the structural supports.
Structural fumigation is the more heavy duty type of fumigation and is normally reserved for situations where there is a serious termite infestation.
In order for this type of treatment to be done, you will be unable to physically be in your home for upwards of two to three days after the service has been completed.
This includes removing all pets and plants, as well as your loved ones for the home, for everyone’s safety. Although the entire physical process of structural fumigation will only take a few hours to complete, it is really a good idea to remain out of the home for the suggested time, as well as removing all food from a home that may gain exposure to the structural fumigation process.
Remember when looking to buy a mobile home, it is a good idea to always ask the owner if they know when the last time the home was tented for termites!
Having this information could greatly help you in deciding whether the home has been well taken care of by the current owner or not!
This is Mark Kaiser with the Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home buyers and sellers get to a better place in life.