If you’re planning to buy a new property, it’s important to get a building inspection done before making the purchase. Ignoring this crucial step can lead to significant risks. You may think that you’re wise enough to do your homework and avoid any potential issues, but it’s always best to be cautious and thorough in your research. According to House Inspections, almost 70% of Australian property transactions occur without buyers inspecting for structural or pest issues. This can be a huge issue, as people are leaving themselves open to the possibility that the property they are buying may be riddled with structural defects.
“Buying a property is complex. Purchasing one with major faults can lead to a personal and financial crisis. It’s important to note that some of the most expensive repairs may not be immediately noticeable to the average person. Issues such as cracking paint, poor plastering, and damp walls can be observed, but other problems may never come to light under normal viewing conditions.
Termites, inadequate wiring, poor roofing, damaged plumbing, guttering, and downpipes are among the top ten most expensive repairs listed that could cost thousands to rectify if not careful. You may not even notice these issues until you find termite and borer pin holes in your timber floors.
To make an intelligent purchase, it is important to have your property thoroughly inspected, ensuring that you will not be subject to more expense when getting into our new home.
How do we identify termites?
At the first sign of an infestation, it is crucial to contact us immediately. Experts estimate that there are more than three hundred species of termites in Australia. Out of these, approximately twelve have been identified as destructive, including subterranean, drywood, and dampwood termites. It is essential to note that these twelve species can cause extensive structural damage and financial loss to residential properties. Due to their similar appearance to ants, homeowners often mistake termites for ants and delay contacting us for pest control services. Although termites can visibly change throughout their life span, they are usually brown, have six legs, a tube-shaped body, and measure approximately one centimeter in length..
Signs of termite problems ?
Early detection of termite damage is crucial to preventing costly repairs. If you are looking for information on how to identify signs of termite damage in Melbourne, then we have got you covered. The damage done by termites can cause the walls and floors to hollow out, which could indicate their presence. This damage may appear visually as flooring blistering, similar to water damage. The termite-made honeycomb structure in the timber may also make an empty sound. Another sign to look out for is mud tubes, which can be seen where the ground meets the house.
Termites construct these tunnels underground to maintain a specific temperature and humidity level, allowing them to continue feeding on your home.
Termite Inspection Treatments
Once we arrive at your property, we will initiate the inspection process by examining the timber structures to look for the presence of termites and assess the overall condition of the building and areas that are more prone to pests. We will then determine the extent of the damage caused by these insects, identify the species present, and determine how they gain access. Our team will provide suggestions on what type of treatment will be required to eliminate termites and safeguard your property from further damage.
Based on the information gathered, we will develop a management plan that takes into account the extent of activity, any identifiable damage, the condition of the building, and the surrounding area. This plan will typically involve inspections and treatments to protect your property.
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