Pre auction building inspections are now quite common. However, it is easy to forget that a pre auction is as important, if not more important than a building inspection.
This is especially true if your are intending to buy at auction in one of the many Melbourne suburbs that are more susceptible to termite infestation. With an estimated 1 in 5 homes having termite damage at some stage, it really is important to get a pre auction pest inspection.
Just some of the Melbourne suburbs that are prone to termites include Carrum Downs, Cranbourne, Footscray, Frankston, Laverton, Pakenham, Werribee and Williamstown.
That's why if you are planning to buy at auction in Melbourne it is very important to get a pest inspection done. The last thing you want is to move into your home and find out you have a very expensive termite problem that needs fixing.
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Pre Auction Pest Inspections Melbourne Process
We will liaise directly with Estate Agent for a suitable time for the pre auction pest inspection to be undertaken
We carry out the pre auction pest inspection within 24 hours. You are most welcome to attend the inspection
We will provide you with a comprehensive, yet easy to read, report within 24 hrs (sooner if required)
Why are Pre Auction Pest Inspections in Melbourne so important?
It is not commonly known that you only need 2mm for common timber pests (such as termites) to gain access to a property. As a result, you need to be vigilant when purchasing a home to make sure extensive damage hasn't been caused by pests.
Often, the damage is concealed and does not become apparent until it becomes very expensive to fix. That's why the Victorian Building Authority strongly recommend that you get a suitably qualified professional to do a pest inspection.
This is especially true as you are unlikely to be covered by insurance if you find out after purchasing your new home at auction if it has a termite problem.
A lot of Councils in Melbourne have either declared the whole of their area or at least part of their area as being prone to termites. These Councils include Knox, Maroondah, Yarra Ranges, Maroondah, and Glen Eira. This means it is vitally important to make sure that pre auction pest inspection is undertaken for peace of mind.
That is why we specialise in providing pre auction pest inspections for all suburbs of Melbourne. When All Checked Out provide pre auction pest inspections our reports are on all types of pests. This includes common types of pests such as termites, borers and fungal decay. This way you are fully informed before you make the decision to buy your property in Melbourne at auction.
Pre Auction Pest Inspections Melbourne Checklist
The following are the areas that we check when we do our pest inspection. These are the areas where a pest infestation is most likely:
Inside the Home
- Check for mould in wet areas
- Check for any leaks
- Use thermal imaging
- Check skirting boards, doors and window frames
- Check inside of roof for signs of pests
- Make sure correct amount of ventilation to avoid moisture
Outside the Home
- Check external timber within 50 metres of home
- Inspect suspicious looking trees and stumps
- Check external buildings for evidence of pests
- Make sure that there is no poor ventilation - especially garden beds against the home
- Check for any eaking and broken plumbing
Sub Floor of the Home
- Check ventilation and moisture levels
- Make sure water is not leaking from the home
- Check for any signs of sagging floors
- Make sure that there is no timber in contact with the soil under the house
We also provide two other types of pre auction inspections:
Pre Auction Building Inspections
We provide a detailed report highlighting any issues with the property. These issues range from structural issues to more minor issues.
Combined Pre Auction Inspections
Our combined detailed pre auction building and pest inspection provides you with complete peace of mind. As a result, most clients choose this option.