In most cases, you’ll only purchase your home after receiving a satisfactory property inspection report. However, this is not the only type of inspection you should have done – it is crucial to ensure that you have a thorough timber pest inspection carried out before deciding to sign on the dotted line as well. After all, your home is probably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so you need to ensure that the property is 100% sound.
Why Pest Inspections are Essential
Many forms of timber and other pests are virtually undetectable in your home until they have caused a significant amount of damage to its structure. This is why a comprehensive timber pest inspection that conforms to Australian Standards AS 4349.1 and AS 4349.3 needs to be performed in conjunction with your standard building inspection. During the inspection, any minor or major damage associated with these pests will be identified, all of which must be listed on the final inspection report.
The inspection report should also list the evidence of the types of pests that have been identified on a property, which parts of the home they have been located in and just how severe the infestation is. It should also provide you with various recommendations to rectify the situation as well as the conditions that are conducive to harboring pests. Obtaining all of this information will help ensure that future pest invasions are kept to an absolute minimum – or even completely eradicated.
Save Time, Money and Hassle
When obtaining a timber pest inspection report in conjunction with your pre-purchase building inspection, it may cost you a little extra. However, this will certainly be money well-spent because it will save a lot of time, money and effort along the way. When the timber pest inspections are carried out, the latest types of technology, such as thermal imaging cameras and units are used to ensure that all areas of your home are thoroughly inspected for signs of pest infestations and damage.
Hire a Qualified Inspector
During the pre-purchase and timber pest inspection stages, too many potential buyers make the mistake of trying to shop around for the cheapest options. However, before choosing an inspector, it is strongly recommended that they be fully qualified in termite management and control, while also having a basic knowledge of construction methods that can be used to deter pests. Hiring a qualified and experienced inspector will provide you with complete peace of mind in knowing that all areas of your home will be thoroughly inspected prior to purchase.
If you would like to organize a pre-purchase inspection and a termite inspection for a property that you intend buying, our highly qualified and experienced team members will be more than willing to assist you. We offer some of the most comprehensive property inspection options in the industry, meaning that every inch of the home you intend purchasing will be properly inspected. Contact us to schedule an appointment for inspection today.