Pre Purchase Pest Inspections

Our pre purchase pest inspections provide you with peace of mind and potentially save you a lot of money. This is especially true as insurance may not cover pest damage uncovered after your have bought your home!

Why Pre-Purchase Pest Inspections are so Important

It is not that widely known that many Melbourne suburbs are prone to termites, wood borers, mould, fungal and decay.  In fact, it is estimated that around 1 in 5 homes in Melbourne will have termite damage at same stage.

It is not commonly known that most insurance companies will not cover termite damage. This is despite the fact that termites cause more damage than floods, storms and fire combined. Worse still, a lot of termite damage is concealed. This is because termites destroy timber internally, leaving a thin layer on the outside to make the damage hard to spot.

That's also why the Victorian Building Authority strongly recommend that you get an expert to check a home for termites before you buy.

Some of the Areas of Melbourne Declared Termite Areas Include:

Our pest inspections, no matter where a home is located in Melbourne, make sure that you know about any problem pests - especially termites - before you buy. We report on any pest damage using the latest technological equipment. We check for termites, borers, wood rot and fungal decay. In addition, we also look for nests, past pest activity as well anything that is likely to cause to pest issues (eg pools of water).

Our Pre Purchase Pest Inspection Checklist Includes:

Inside your Home

  • Check for mould in wet areas as this is a place that termites and other pests like to hide
  • Use thermal imaging to examine timber for indications of pest infestation
  • Check for leaks from water and drainage pipes that can encourage pests

 

Roof Void

  • Check that the ventilation and moisture content level is at correct levels
  • Check that internal structure of the roof void to make sure there is no signs of pests

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Outside your Home

  • Check plumbing that could release water. This especially includes plumbing that is too close to the exterior of home
  • Make sure that garden beds are not blocking airflow points
  • Check boundary fences and outbuildings for evidence of pest infestation
  • Check trees on the property and nature strip for evidence of pest infestation
  • Ensure overflow pipes are well away from the exterior walls of the home

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Sub floor of your Home

  • Check for squeaking or sagging floors or loose tiles as this may be first indication that there are termites
  • Take note of any waste material that may attract pests
  • Check that the ventilation and moisture content level is at correct levels
  • Check that timber is not in contact with subfloor soil
  • Take note of any soil build ups that may attract pests
  • Carefully check for any water leakage from from wet areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundries

With our detailed pre purchase pest inspection report you will be able to negotiate with the vendor in a strong position. This will make sure that you end up with a home where there are no unwelcome surprises down the track.

Our rates start from $250 (inc GST)

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Phone 0438 758 422, send us a message via our contact page or send an email