Top reasons to have a Timber Pest Inspection Report Today
No one likes the idea of creepy crawlies in their homes, but how do you know your house is safe from hidden pests like termites, timber fungal decay or borers? It’s estimated 1 in every 5 homes in Australia either currently has, or has had, a termite infestation in the recent past and the scary thing is that the warning signs aren’t easy to detect until it’s too late. Termites alone cause more than $1.5 billion in damage to homes in Australia every year, so let’s look at one of the best weapons we can use against these unwelcome pests – the Timber Pest Inspection Report.
What is a Timber Pest Inspection Report?
Before buying, selling, or renovating your home, it’s important to get a timber pest inspection report to find out if the property has any termite or timber pest activity. Experts will come to your property and use specialised tools to search out and identify any current areas of infestation, any areas that have already been damaged, and any areas that could likely to be infested in the future. For your peace of mind, inspectors will check every area of your house such as roofing, floors and even fences. Then, within 24 hours of your inspection, they will provide you with a professional, easy to understand report which includes photos. The report will outline any evidence of current timber pest activities, any superficial or structural damage to your home and even an ongoing pest management plan to protect your property.
Reasons to get a Timber Pest Inspection Report
Peace of Mind Before Buying
Buying property is one of the biggest and most stressful purchases we make in our lives. To protect your biggest investment, it’s vital that you can make informed decisions before committing your money. Inspectors will notify you of any current or previous pest activity and even any conditions around your house that could encourage pest infestations in the future. Getting a Timber Pest Inspection Report means you will have a true indication of house’s condition, and the financial and emotional peace that comes from knowing your house is safe for your family and pets.
Save Time and Money
You might think you are saving money by skipping getting a Pest Inspection, but there is a good reason the Council of Standards Australia recommends routine inspection reports for pest management purposes to be carried out at least annually. Hidden timber pests can do a serious amount of damage to properties in a short amount of time. For example, termites can destroy the walls and roofing timbers of a house within 3 months!
You will be saving yourself time and money in the long run by catching any potential problems in the early stages and avoiding major structural repairs and refurbishment – especially damages that won’t be covered by home insurance. With a Timber Pest Inspection Report, you’ll be able to prevent pests before they ever bother, you by maintaining effective physical and chemical pest barriers.
More and more buyers are demanding a Pest Inspection before they purchase a home. According to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 1 in 3 houses have been impacted by termite damage in Sydney and this rate is on the rise. If you are thinking about selling a property, especially in Sydney, which is ranked as one of the highest levels of termite incidences, you will increase your credibility with any potential buyers by having a Timber Pest Inspection Report ready to offer. You will increase the selling value and strengthen your negotiating position with proof that your property meets Australian Standards of safety.
Call on the Experts
Whether you are planning on buying, selling, maintaining, or renovating a house, you need a a Timber Pest Inspection to protect your property from the damage that pests can do. You could have an infestation and not know until it’s too late. Don’t wait! With local knowledge and extensive industry experience, Vital Building Inspections Sydney uses the latest and safest methods to eliminate and prevent pests. A fully qualified, accredited, and experienced team of consultants are waiting to help you with all your pest inspection needs.