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Melbourne Building and Pest Inspections Why?

Melbourne Building and Pest Inspections are more comprehensive than basic building inspections. They not only identify the presence of termites but also highlight conditions that can lead to future pest activity. In most parts of Australia, these reports are crucial because termites can cause devastating damage to properties.

Termite Pest Inspections​

Our reports will help you make informed decisions when purchasing a property. If any major defects or termite activity is found, you will have the knowledge to either avoid buying the affected property, which will save you from stress and financial loss, or negotiate an appropriate price that takes into account any corrective action that may need to be taken.

When our clients decide to go for a Melbourne Building and Pest Inspection, they receive a detailed report that helps them plan for future expenses, such as maintenance, repairs, and repairing detailed defects found. As Building and Pest inspections are essential, we offer discounted rates for combined reports, helping you save money and minimize risks.

If you need a quote for a Building and Pest Inspection in VIC, call the Pest and building experts on 0413 510 373,our building pest reports are emailed to you the same day never in 24 hours.

Termites are among homeowners’ worst nightmares. They aren’t just nasty little pests that make your home dirty – they can tear through your home’s materials, damaging your property and making your home less safe for your family and guests. Taking proactive measures can help you keep termites out of your house. Follow the advice stated in this blog.

WHAT ARE TERMITES?

Termites have earned the nickname “silent destroyers” due to their ability to consume wood, flooring, and even wallpaper without being detected. There are approximately 2,000 known species of termites in the world. Every year, these colonies cause more than $5 billion in damages to properties. Termites eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

WHAT HELPS TERMITES TO THRIVE?

It’s important to know that termites need moisture and food to survive. They tend to look for wood, cellulose-containing objects, and damp areas. If your home provides a good source of food and moisture, it can attract termites, leading to thousands of them invading your home and causing a termite infestation..

Termites don’t just eat away at your property, they also eat away at your wallet. Regular inspections can help to protect your home from termite infestations by reducing the favorable conditions around your house that make them thrive.
that attract termites to your house and allow them to thrive:

MOISTURE

Termites are attracted to moisture, which is the primary factor that allows them to thrive. Even if you don’t think your home is a source of moisture, there may be small leaks that you are unaware of. Any water leakage in your bathrooms, under the slabs, or against the walls outside can draw in termites. It’s important to take care of any water problems as soon as possible to prevent termites from infesting your home.

It is crucial to thoroughly inspect your property for any signs of moisture, plumbing leaks, and to ensure adequate ventilation.

Water dripping from the overflow pipes of air conditioners or hot water units can create an environment that attracts termites due to the moisture buildup. I highly recommended to plumb the air conditioners and the hot water overflow into your downpipes and direct the excess water into the stormwater system instead of the ground. This will prevent the accumulation of moisture and eliminate the potential risk of termite infestation over time.Excess water ponding alongside walls and the perimeter footings has the potential to cause rising damp,differantial settlement and wall cracks over time.

Building inspection contract conditions read:

A bad clause,this should be amended.

  • ‘This contract is subject to the buyer(s) obtaining, at their own expense, a written report from an independent registered building practitioner certifying that the property’s dwelling is structurally sound within 14 days of contract acceptance. In case the report reveals that the dwelling is not structurally sound, the buyer(s) have the option to terminate this contract within 24 hours of receiving the report. The termination should be done in writing and must be supported by a copy of the report, which should be submitted to the vendor.…’

The term “structurally sound” implies that you should purchase the property unless it has significant structural flaws. While the majority of properties are structurally sound, some may still have significant issues such as corroded gutters, decayed windows, defective plumbing, or other expensive repairs like wooden stumps that would require immediate attention. thousands to replace.

A more satifactory clause protecting you:

Running your contract past a solicitor or conveyancer before you sign is extremely important. They act in your favour and will ensure the conditions are worded in a way that protects your interests. A better example of a building condition is:

  •  ‘The contract is subject to the purchaser(s) obtaining a satisfactory Building Inspection Report at their own expense within 14 days of accepting the contract. If the report fails to meet the purchaser’s expectations, they have the right to terminate the contract by submitting a written notice, along with a copy of the report, to the vendor’s agent before the 14th day from the date of acceptance. acceptance.’

If the inspection report reveals defects, the ‘accepted as satisfactory’ clause gives you more control over whether to proceed with the property purchase or you may renegotiate the contract price.

Contact Building Pest Inspections Melbourne for your Melbourne Building Pest Inspection Report.

 

 

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