Pre Purchase Pest Inspections Give Peace Of Mind During The Home Buying Process.
Buying a home is the largest financial investment you will make in your lifetime, so you want to make sure your house sits solidly on strong foundations and will be around for many years to come. We help people across Newcastle and the Hunter Valley do this with pre purchase pest inspections.
One of the most important things to do before buying a home is to get a qualified licensed pest expert to carry out a pest inspection, identifying any pest activity, in particular from termites, which may be causing internal damage to the structure of the property.
Rebel Pest Professionals carry out pre-purchase inspections to detect termite activity, wood rot, borer activity, and water leaks. Our pest experts will identify any threats to the property, both in the home or nearby, allowing you to make an informed decision about your purchase.
Importance of a Pre Purchase Pest Inspection
Termites affect 1 in 4 Australian homes in their lifetime.
Buying a home is a huge investment and sometimes, buyers get a rude shock when they move into their new home. Termite damage is usually hidden deep under the floors and inside walls. The average buyer won’t see any signs of damage before they buy the property.
Before you sign on the dotted line, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the property and provide you with a detailed report. This gives you confidence to make that big decision, re-negotiate the price or back out of the deal, depending on our findings.
If you’re buying at auction, this inspection needs to be conducted prior to the auction. Once your bid is accepted, the deal is closed!
It makes sense to spend a few hundred dollars on a pre-purchase pest inspection for peace of mind and to prevent a more costly investment mistake.
Reports to Receive
Our Pre-Purchase Pest Inspections are carried out to Australian Standard 4349.3 – 2010.
Our licensed technicians will gain access to the roof void, subfloor and inspect all internal areas of the home and incorporate the use of moisture meters on walls. They will also inspect the exterior of the home and surround grounds and outbuildings. The site report is then converted to paper form and we advise you it is ready to be released on receipt of payment. We then email a copy of the report to you with a hard copy sent via mail.
Like all legal documents sometimes can be hard to interpret the outcomes, so at Rebel Pest Professionals we strongly encourage our customers to call us if they have any questions or queries resulting from the report.
If the report highlights possible signs of activity (high moisture) with no visible indicators of termite activity, you may wish to request a more invasive follow up inspection, such as thermal imaging or boroscope. This style of inspection requires approval from the Vendors as it may involve lifting carpet, removing skirting boards and or drilling small holes into walls.
The aim of Thermal Imaging Inspection is to provide a more accurate inspection, particularly if the home has had previous termite activity.
The Thermal Imaging camera picks up higher temperatures in areas we can’t see such as wall cavities, underneath insulation, low crawl space in roof voids and floorboards concealed by carpets. If high temperature is picked up incorporating the use of the Thermal Imaging Camera, the technician is then able to remove a section of insulation or request approval from the Vendor to drill holes in walls to further investigate the suspect area, hence providing the Purchaser with a thorough inspection.
The main purpose of the borescope is to visually see behind wall cavities and inaccessible areas. A small hole is drilled into the wall or ceiling and the scope is inserted with a small camera on the end. The borescope has a screen which shows what is behind the wall or ceiling. This enables the technician to look for signs of mud packing and or mud leads.
The mud leads can be broken open to see if they are active with live termites or not. Once again this invasive inspection is normally only carried out on structures where previous termite activity has occurred.
You Can Trust Rebel Pest Professionals
Our pest experts are experienced, licensed and certified. They receive continual training and use the latest technology and products to deliver a fast response and a result you can trust, every time.
Unlike other pest control companies, our experts read the moisture levels between every stud in a wall (no more than 600mm) so we can be incredibly confident in the results of our Inspection Reports.
If you want the most comprehensive and thorough Inspection Report done for your peace of mind, contact Rebel Pest Professionals.