Considering Purchasing a Home In Brisbane? Why A Pest Inspection Is Essential
When you are in the market to purchase a property in Brisbane, a pest inspection is as important as a building inspection. It may feel like an overly expensive outlay at a time when your budget may be already tight, but it could well be the best outlay you make before you sign on the dotted line.
Pests are silent
Common pests such as termites and borers that can cause much destruction to the structure of a property rarely make any noise let alone leave tracks that the untrained eye can see. These silent creatures can live for long periods of time, undetected, whilst they slowly eat away at a home.
A pest inspection undertaken by a team of professionals knows exactly where to look and what to look out for and will give sound advice as to how to best deal with termite issues should they arise.
Potential safety concerns
When a property purchase is considered to be one of the biggest we make in our lives, it’s a smart decision to ensure that what looks to be a solid and sound investment, actually is. Pests that may be living within the walls of a home could very well render the structure of a home unsafe.
Thorough inspection of a property before you buy
Pest inspections undertaken by a professional, reputable business pay close attention to all accessible timber in the floor, roof and in and around the home, including the garden. In addition, thermal imaging equipment and cameras are used to look deep into the walls of a home to help pinpoint their presence. Specialised equipment and a trained eye are exactly what the experts bring to every inspection.
If you have your sights set on a purchase and the pest inspection highlights the presence of unwanted visitors, the results may not always be so bad. It really does depend on the severity of the findings and the length of time that pests have been living in and around the home.
Various methods can be used to address a termite issue such as a termite baiting program or chemical soil treatments etc. These can often be re-negotiated for in the terms of the contract. Finding out about any pest issues before you own the house is always better than shelling out for termite damage repairs later.
A pest inspection on your dream Brisbane home is a must. Nasty surprises are never pleasant especially when they come with a requirement to spend more money or, worse still, demolish areas of the home that are deemed unsafe.
Contact Action Property Inspections today and let the experts give you the answers you are seeking.