A Pre-Purchase Pest Inspection, also known as a ‘Visual Timber Pest Inspection’ is strongly recommended before purchasing a property to ensure that no hidden structural issues exist. Timber pests include termites, wood borers and wood decay fungi (wood rot). These timber pests are common in all properties and can undermine timber structures.
All homes contain timber elements that are vulnerable to attack from timber pests. The CSIRO and State Forestry state that approximately one in five Sydney properties contain some form of termite activity and have rated Sydney as the second highest risk zone in Australia for termite attack.
A Pre Purchase Pest Inspection is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED and looks for the following very important things:
Subterranean Termites or evidence of termite activity and termite damage as well as evidence of any previous Termite treatment. (Very Important)
Timber borers or evidence of timber borers and damage.
Wood rot (wood decay fungi) damage and potential safety hazards in timber structures such as rotten timber steps, handrails and balconies.
We report on any conditions that may be conducive to Termite attack or conditions that can cause wood rot.
We also report on safety hazards with regard to timber structures.
A Pre-Purchase Pest Inspection should provide adequate information for a purchaser to make a well informed decision, prior to finalising a purchase.