Pre purchase building inspections are now quite common. However, often pre purchase pest inspections in Melbourne are often forgotten about. This is despite many Melbourne suburbs having a greater chance of termite infestation.
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 in Melbourne it is very important to get a pre purchase pest inspection undertaken. This is because a pre purchase pest inspection will let you know if your potential new home has a pest infestation. This includes termite infestations.
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Pre Purchase Pest Inspections Melbourne Process
We will liaise directly with Estate Agent for a suitable time for the pre purchase pest inspection to be undertaken
We carry out the pre purchase 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 Purchase 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.
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. This means it is vitally important to make sure that pre purchase pest inspection is undertaken for peace of mind.
As well, most people don't know their home insurance is limited. This is because it is unlikely an insurance company will cover the cost of repairing your home if the pests were present before you purchased.
As a result, its means you will have to cover the cost of repairing your new purchased home yourself. For these reasons, it is essential that a pre purchase pest inspection is undertaken before you buy.
That is why we specialise in providing pre purchase pest inspections for all suburbs of Melbourne. When All Checked Out provide pre purchase 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.
Pre Purchase 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:
- Roof void
- Internal timber - including skirting boards, doors and window frames
- External timber within 50 metres of building
- Sub floor area (unless there is a concrete slab
- Suspicious looking trees and stumps
- External buildings for evidence of pests
- Evidence of poor ventilation
- Leaking and broken plumbing
We also provide two other types of pre purchase inspections:
Pre Purchase 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 Purchase Inspections
Our combined detailed pre purchase building and pest inspection provides you with complete peace of mind. As a result, most clients choose this option.