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Pest Inspection Brisbane by Action Property Inspections

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.

Be forewarned

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.



About Andrew Mackintosh

Andrew Mackintosh has been answering home inspection questions in the greater Brisbane area since 1995. He has personally carried out over 20,000 building inspections and is a licensed builder and licensed building inspector, Member of Queensland Master Builders Association & Institute of Building Consultants. Being the business owner and the inspector, Andrew is passionate about providing clients with excellent customer service, value for money, honest, unbiased, thorough inspection and reporting in a professional and timely manner to allow clients to make informed decisions when purchasing property.

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