Experts in building and pest inspections
If you want to protect your property investment, you should ensure that you book a building and pest inspections service with us. With one in four homes having some form of termite damage, a combined building and pest inspection is the most comprehensive report provided by us and our qualified team. Regular termite inspections and identifying the conditions that are conducive to timber pest infestations can go a long way to ensuring that your property is free from this devastating pest. You can expect that your building and pest inspection report will cover both building defects and timber pest issues.
Why it’s important to book a building and pest inspections service
Whether your you are purchasing a new property through private sale or auction, a pre-purchase pest and building inspection will let you know if there are any issues with the property that you may not be able to see during your initial viewings. With this type of service, you can see exactly how advanced the problems are, and you can get specialist advice on issues that may affect the property over time. You may also be able to use the information collected in the report to negotiate a lower price for the property, especially if you need to spend money on rectifying the problems. Reports such as building and pest inspections help you to make the best decision on your potential property.
What we identify during building and pest inspections
During any building and pest inspections completed by our team, we will identify any major and minor building defects including:
- Major and minor wall cracking
- Dampness issues
- Leaking showers
- Termite infestation
- Illegal additions
- Subsiding foundations
- Damaged roof tiles
- Smoke detectors
- Safety and electrical hazards
- Safety switch
- Fire hazards
- Defective guttering
- Poor external surface drainage
- Bouncy or sagging floors
- Decayed window frames
- Decayed and deteriorated retaining walls
- Tree root damage
- Decayed boundary fences
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Do you really need building and pest inspection?
In short, both reports will give you the best overview of your property. A building inspection report may identify visual damage caused by termites, however, it doesn’t include where termites and other timber destroying pests are within your home. Only a pest inspection can tell you exactly how bad the damage may be. A termite inspection will look in detail if there is any area of the property that is at major risk from termite attack, if there is evidence of active termites or termite damage, and if a termite management system has been used within the home and information regarding the maintenance requirements. A report that includes both building and pest inspections, is the best way to learn as much as you can about the condition of your property before you purchase, and to help you avoid problems and further costs down the track.
You should always organise pre-purchase building and pest inspections in to be completed before you finalise the purchase. To organise a complete service with us, call our Building & Property Inspections team today on 0412 391 663.
Our building and pest inspection process
Although it is highly unlikely that any difficulties will arise, you can rest assured that if they do, we are fully insured with Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurances. To learn more about our building and pest control inspections, contact us today on 0412 391 663.