If you want to avoid unnecessary expenses, then it’s absolutely imperative that you get your home checked for termites.
Did you know that termites can actually wreck entire rooms and you may need to spend several thousand dollars repairing or replacing entire rooms?
Some people have reported their bills ranging from a few thousand dollars, right through to the tens of thousands of dollars. When you get a building and pest inspection, you’ll be able to reduce the risk of termites and pests spreading in your home and will be able to fumigate before they become a major issue.
The sooner pests are dealt with, the easier it will be to keep them under control, and you’ll be able to prevent further infestations and save yourself hassle and increased costs.
If your home does have termites and they are left in your home, you could find yourself needing to spend a lot of money dealing with the issue. There is the cost of removing the termites, and there is also the future cost. Homes can lose value if termites are found.
When you do sell your home, it could cost you at least $50,000 in the resale value. Potentially, people may lose all interest in buying your home, which means you’re stuck with a home that you can’t sell, and that will end up costing you money. This said, with property prices the way they are in Melbourne, the impact may be mitigated. A building and pest inspection can help you when buying a property for the very reason above.
On the flipside, if you’re a buyer, and termites are found, you’ll have bargaining power and will be able to negotiate the price of the property down, if you still wish to purchase it.
Aside from losing interest when you resell your property, if you don’t have regular pest and building inspections and your building gets infested, you could find that you constantly need to repaint the walls, which can be expensive and frustrating due to the time and effort involved.
It’s been said that if you do have termites, you will need to get them treated as soon as possible or you might as well knock the entire house down which can be extremely costly.
Let’s think about it, if you’re living in a home and it has termites requiring you to knock a room down, you may find that you can’t even live in it for a few weeks or a few months, costing you the cost of the building repair/renovations, plus the cost of any temporary accommodation.
It’s much better to have a small inconvenience and expense of a building and pest inspection than deal with a larger problem later that’s much harder to deal with.