When you are in the process of buying a home, a pest inspection is standard. You need this survey to establish whether the home is in a good condition, but if you discover that there is some problem with the home, such as a termite inspection, then you may consider asking for a second pest inspection of the Gold Coast property. PCT Building and Pest Inspections can tell you why this might be necessary.
After the discovery of infestation
Home buyers dread hearing the news that an infestation has been discovered in a potential property. Not only does this make the home less attractive, but there is always the risk that the problem will be ongoing, making it a very expensive investment.
When old problems are discovered
Another factor that may make you want to consider a secondary pest survey from PCT Building and Pest Inspections is when your current inspector says that there is evidence of previous pest activity. For example, if there is an old termite nest on the property, you may decide that a second check is the best way to make sure that there are no current infestations.
After a seller completes repairs
If you have asked the seller to make repairs that will fix an insect problem, then it makes sense to call in a secondary inspection team from PCT Building and Pest Inspections. We can check that the work has been done to the correct standard, and that the house is free of insects.
After a long delay
How long ago was your last pest inspection? Home buying can sometimes take many months to complete, and so you need to check that the house is still in good condition. This includes having a second pest inspection to make sure that no insects have taken up residence since the previous survey.
For a more advanced check
If you chose a more affordable pest inspection last time, you may now want to go for something more extensive. Thermal imaging, for example, of the property walls, or in-depth surveying of the anti-termite shields on the property.
Choosing the right team
If you are in one of the situations described above, then the best solution is to request a second pest inspection on the Gold Coast property. Choosing PCT Building and Pest Inspections will make you feel more confident in this secondary inspection, so reach out to us today online, or by calling the team on 0407752477 now.
Buying a new home is one of the biggest and longest-lasting commitments that you make as a responsible adult.
The feeling of being a homeowner in your own right is a really amazing one, but before you get to that stage of personal satisfaction, you need to make sure that you are making all of the right decisions when it comes to the property in question.
Before signing your name on anything that is going to tie you to the property for the foreseeable future, you need to make sure there are no hidden negatives, and here at PCT Building And Pest Inspections, we have got you covered.
To help you get a better idea of your situation, here are some tips for what to look out for in a thorough building and pest inspection on the Gold Coast.
Any small repair issues in the structure of the property will be your responsibility once you have actually put pen to paper, but any problems found during an inspection can be factored into an offer price.
You might end up getting a better deal on the house because of the work you identify needs to be done to it after sale.
Pay special attention to any elements of the property that can be seen as safety hazards. You want to make sure that the property you are interested in buying isn’t essentially a fire trap that would put you or your family in danger in an emergency.
It is essential that any prospective home is checked for things like termites and any other kind of infestation that might be invisible to the naked eye.
Homeowners have a tendency to overlook the wiring in their houses, so make sure that you have all the wiring checked out to ensure that it meets the appropriate standards and regulations.
If you are interested in the idea of building any kind of outhouse structures, you will need to make sure that it is feasible via a proper inspection beforehand.
So, if you are in need of a building and pest inspection on the Gold Coast, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
All of our team members are trained and experienced and committed to inspecting properties thoroughly.
You can rest assured that we will leave no stone unturned to help you get the most out of your property buying experience.
A building pest inspection on the Gold Coast is important for several reasons. If you’re buying, it lets you see if you’re making a good investment or not, if you have suspicions of a termite problem, we can determine the extent and it also ensures that the building in question is safe for the tenants inside. Here at PCT Building and Pest Inspections, we have state of the art tools and well trained inspectors to have a look at any building. Here’s how to know it’s time to schedule that pest inspection.
If You’re Buying a New Property
If you’re buying a new home or other structure, it’s the ideal time to have the place inspected. This way you know if there’s any structural damage due to termites or if there’s the risk of a termite infestation in the future. Having this knowledge will help you decide if the place is a good investment or if you are willing to make the repairs that may be needed. Anytime you buy, you should always get a pest inspection before you sign the papers.
If You’re Selling a Property
If you’re planning to sell, you can also protect your investment by having an inspection done prior to listing the property for sale. This way you know the exact condition of the building and will have proof of any damage that might already exist so that future buyers won’t be able to tell you the price should be lower. Knowing the value and condition of your property before you sell is incredibly valuable and will help you get the best price for it.
Once Per Year
Termites are prevalent in Australia so some experts recommend having a pest inspection done every 12 months. We’re happy to do routine checks on your property. The reason it’s so important to have them done on a regular basis is because termites can cause devastating damage to the timber inside and outside your property.
The longer the problem goes on, the more costly and dangerous the damage is likely to be. Catching the problem early means you won’t have to spend so much resolving the issue and can protect the integrity of your structure at the same time. We’ll help you set up the ideal maintenance schedule for your pest inspections.
Call PCT Building and Pest Inspections today to schedule your inspection appointment.
Check out our previous post about choosing the right building inspector: https://pctinspections.com.au/choosing-a-good-building-inspector/