If you are thinking about buying a new property and trying to save a little cash, you may be wondering whether it is really worth your while to pay for a pre purchase building and pest inspection. Property buying is an expensive business after all, so it is no wonder that so many people try to cut a few corners here and there but, is it a wise decision to cut this particular corner?
The truth is that if you do not pay out this relatively minimal sum before going ahead with the purchase it could cost you very much more money down the line. These inspections are your safeguard to show you exactly what you are dealing with. Many pests and termites are pretty small but they can do heaps of damage to a property if left unchecked. Some sellers may have had pest damage to their property in the past which has not been dealt with properly and could cause problems in the future.
Everyone is advised to have a pest inspection on their Gold Coast properties so that they can see if the property has problems with pest control. At least if you know what you are up against you can decide whether you want to tackle the job of sorting things out or walk away from the property. If you buy a property which has hidden damage or problems they can soon become uncontrollable and the costs can run to thousands and thousands of dollars.
Pests and termites can cause surface and structural damage to properties making them dangerous places to live. After having a pest inspection on your Gold Coast property you will be advised about the best way to treat with whatever particular problems may arise, and if you are lucky enough to be pest and termite free there are treatments which can be applied by professional companies to make sure that your property stays that way.
If you want to save a little money on moving house try to live without new carpets for a while, rope in some friends to help you with a “do it yourself” house move or put up with the out-of-date bathroom until you have a little more money saved up to do it. Do not try to save money on pest inspections because it could cost you very dearly in the not so distant future.
Property owners on the Gold Coast are advised to have a pest inspection at least once a year. This is the safest way that they can keep on top of the situation, detecting and treating any signs of pest infestation and preventing future problems. You should also arrange for a pest inspection on your Gold Coast property if you see any signs of pest problems – act as quickly as you can to minimise the damage caused.
It is also a good idea to have a pre purchase building and pest inspection, in fact some mortgage companies insist upon it. After having this inspection you will have peace of mind about any pest problems the property has now or has suffered in the past. If the damage was not dealt with effectively it can cause potential problems in the future.
Finding that a property has some sort of pest problems does not necessarily mean that you should not buy it, but you do need to have professional advice about the treatments which will be needed to get rid of the termites or other pests, treat the property and make sure that the correct preventative measures are taken so that the property does not have a pest problem in the future. This may affect the price you pay for the property and, as already mentioned put the mortgage companies mind at rest that they will not be lending monies for a property which has extensive unknown damage.
Having regular inspections and the assurance that a property is free of pest problems can also help you to save money on your insurance premiums. Again, some insurance companies will insist that a professional pest control company makes an inspection of a property before they will provide insurance cover for it. If you do not have a regular inspection and your property does suffer from pest related damage and problems you may find that you are not covered by your insurance at all which can be a very expensive discovery.
There are some superb pest control service companies all around the Gold Coast, for example if you live in Logan, a quick search for “control services Logan” should give you all of the options. Wherever you live do make sure that you keep on top of any potential pest control problems – pests might be small but they can make large amounts of damage in a short period of time.
Termites are loved by gardeners and wildlife as they break down much of the organic material, such as tree limbs and leaves, adding nutrients back into the soil. Unfortunately homeowners do not feel the same love for these tiny creatures. It is possible for termites to infest a house without the homeowner knowing until there has been detrimental damage to the structure. When you can see damage from termites, a can of Mortein will not be enough. At this point they may just move to another spot in the house.
If you have any suspicions about a termite infestation, it is important to try not to disturb them and call a professional termicide pest control company right away. It can take time and the use of trained staff to find the nest of termites if they have moved away from one part of the house or created a new nest. A pest control company that is licensed to use termicide is very important as it may be the only thing that can remove the large number of insects in your house. The company will come and use specialised equipment used to find the termites and then impregnate the wood that they are nesting in with termicide.
Termite Barrier Systems
If you are given the all clear but know that your home has no protection from termites, consult the experts about the best termites control system available for you. You may be able to spray a layer of termicide beneath your home in order to fend off termites from your property. The spray liquid or foam will impregnate the ground beneath your home and act as a repellent to keep them away while killing any termite that continues to make its way to your property. There are even more options available if you have yet to build your home and wish to prevent an infestation.