Welcome To Homebase Inspection Services
Bay Area Termite Exterminator & Home Inspection Company
Did you know that your home or building insurance policy WILL NOT cover the repair costs of any timber damage caused by termites. Termites dont sleep and they eat 24 hours 7 days a week and costs Americans more than $5 billion in damage each year! Termites annually cause more property damage than fire, flood,
and earthquakes combined.
Protect Your Investment! Property inspections are not just for home buyers and sellers. A residential maintenance inspection by a qualified professional provides valuable information about the condition of your home. A property inspector can do much more than identify current problems, they also make suggestions for repairs and preventative measures for potential problems. Maintaining the good condition of your home ensures you of a safe and comfortable residence for many years. It’s the best way to protect your investment.
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Scary Facts About Termites:
Methane Gas And Termites:
Each termite produces, on average, about half a microgram of methane per day, a seemingly insignificant amount. However, when this is multiplied up by the world population of termites, global methane emission from this source is estimated to be about 20 million tonnes each year, making them the second largest natural source of methane emissions.
There are more than 2000 different species of termites and the amounts of methane produced varies considerably between species, with some producing no methane at all. Methane is produced in termite guts, by symbiotic bacteria and protozoa, during food digestion.
Termite methane does not always end up going straight into the atmopshere, many species are subterranean or live in above ground earth mounds where much of the methane can be used up by soil methanotrophs before it gets out into the atmosphere.