What is a Pre-Purchase Timber Pest Inspection?
A pre-purchase timber pest inspection is a thorough inspection of all timber inside and outside of a home or building being purchased. It is normally completed within a certain time period (typically 2-5 days) and should be completed before a contract becomes unconditional.
A pre-purchase timber pest inspection identifies timber pests that are present in a structure and surrounding grounds (inside fence line or up to 30m from the building).
An inspection assesses the following:
- Evidence of timber pests
- Severity of damage caused by timber pests
- Susceptibility of building to infestation by timber pests
- Remedial and protective measures required (including a quote for any recommended treatment)
- Further investigations required
Why is a Pre-Purchase Pest Inspection so important?
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments most people ever make, so it is very important that you know exactly what you are buying. A pre-purchase timber pest inspection will identify areas under timber pest attack and conditions conducive to timber pest attack, meaning you can make an informed decision about whether or not to proceed with the purchase.
What is the advantage of having separate pest and building inspections?
By having separate pest and building inspections completed you have two inspectors on site each inspecting the property for problems within their level of expertise. A building inspector examines the property and comments on structural damage, conditions conducive to structural damage, as well as any defects in the condition of secondary and finishing elements to the property.
A pest inspector on the other hand examines the property and comments on timber pest damage. As PestGuard Termite & Pest Control technicians specialise in termite treatments, we are able to supply a quote to complete any recommended treatments. This means that prior to purchasing the property you will have a full understanding of the costs and process involved to eradicate and protect the home from timber pests.
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