This photo is actually my master bathroom. Very little evidence suggested the damage lurking behind my own walls. I’m going to ask for myself to return my own fee. Even those small bits of evidence can mean big damage.
One day I noticed a looseening bull-nosed tile on the outside door frame to the shower. There was no evidence of termites anywhere… no exit holes, previous damage or any other evidence inside or outside the shower. Tiles inside and drywall outside had absolutely no indications, other than that one loosened tile. Being the inquisitive home inspector that I am, I removed the tile for further evaluation. I found some rust on the drywall corner protector and nails. I started to remove more bull-nosed tiles and found all of the damage at the foot of the sill, photo 1 and 3. After removing more tiles inside the shower, I found the damage extended up the entire door frame, photo 7. Live termites were having a feast at my expense. I guess I know what I’m doing this weekend.