In Australia, it is reported that termites damage more than 180,000 homes and buildings every year. Out of all these numbers Sydney state received the major part of damages. While buying a home or a flat is a big investment a wrong decision may lead you to a drastic loss. You may have to consider a lot of factors before buying one. But, one of the very important factor, we often ignore or recognize is the need to carry out a pre purchase inspection of the house or building for cracks, physical damages and pest inspections. Nowadays, building and pest inspection has become a prerequisite to make sure everything is fine with the building.
It may cost you a several hundred bucks, but will also help in saving you from making a bad investment. It makes you aware about the conditions of the structure of the building in order to determine if there are any weak points, cracks, leakage in the structure, dampness or any other condition and makes you aware about the building condition before purchasing. Many a times the surface seems to look good, but have a number of flaws which you will scrutinise later after purchasing. You will also get the option to negotiate with the builder about the price of the building.
It’s very important for you to have a pre purchase inspection of the building done to make sure you are not making a bad purchase. Moreover if you find building inspection not enough to ensure its reliability then with pest inspection you can ensure that the house you may select as your future home has not become the home of hibernating pests which were not detected during the building inspection.
At the point of building inspection the building may seem to be in a fine condition but only expert building and pest inspection report can tell you whether it is safe to reside in and free from pests. A radius of 30 meter all around the main building is inspected in a timber inspection to confirm that your house is free from any such problems.
You can carry out this inspection as soon as you find a building that matches your home requirements and you want to purchase it. Building and pest inspection helps you to rectify problems in the building before spending thousands of bucks on repairs.
You can simply hire a commercial pest control company to perform a building and pest inspection. You must not reckon the earlier inspections carried out at the place, as there could be a lapse of time from when the inspection was conducted to the time you are looking at the building. In addition, conduct this inspection only before you have made any financial contribution or signed a contract.
You may feel the process to be lengthy as it may be part of the thorough building examination. Pest inspection normally can take about 2 hours or more depending upon the area and size of the building, lower floor surface and the garden area. It is worthwhile for you to be at that moment while the examination is carried out.