Thinking of getting Pre-Purchase Termite Reports?

Article by Bruce Gow

“Pre-purchase termite reports have often been the difference between a an investment property and a nightmare repair project, know what you’re getting into with your next property purchase by getting a PPT.” – Bruce Gow

Are you about to purchase a house around Sydney? Pre-purchase inspections for timber pests such as termites, borers & wood decay is the most sensible thing to arrange in an area where timber pests cause damage to homes.

The investment of an accurate inspection is normally only around about $250 for a “visual” report or just $470 for our extremely accurate thermal imaging inspection, so it is only a very small price to pay when you are making such a large investment in your new home.

Why Pre-Purchase Termite Reports Are So Important

Arranging a timber pest report may save you from purchasing a home with major termite damage, borer damage or wood decay.

When you are purchasing a new home you cannot be sure that the owners have been maintaining regular termite inspections, or if the house has termite damage, either by current infestations or maybe past damage from years ago.

If you need to arrange a pre-purchase inspection for a home in the Sydney metropolitan area, call termite expert Bruce Gow on 0417 251 911 or email him at bruce@a1pestcontrol.com.au to arrange a prompt inspection and comprehensive termite report.

The Value of Termite Reports

Termite reports cost around $180-360 in Sydney. At a time when regular expenses like electricity are climbing ever higher and it’s getting harder to save or even retain funds for emergencies, many home owners are struggling to pay for termite reports and others seem to be forgoing their regular termite reports altogether, or arranging them less frequently. Unfortunately, delaying or forgoing termite reports can end up costing the home owner a great deal if termites gain entry to the property between inspections.

If you’re wondering whether you can afford annual termite reports, here are a few things to keep in mind:

• If your home is damaged by termites, your insurance company will not pay for the repairs. Termite damage is not covered by home insurance policies.

• Subterranean termites – the most common species that affects Sydney homes – can chew through enough wood over a few months to cause significant structural damage. That damage may cost thousands, or tens of thousands of dollars to remedy, particularly if the structure of the home has been compromised.

• Termite reports may not prevent termite infestations but they certainly can alert you to the presence of active termites and this may allow you to take timely action.

• Termite reports can also alert you to the presence of termites on your land, and the level of current activity and risk in your area. Preventative tips in your termite reports may also be of use in keeping termites away from your home.

The question is can you afford not to arrange Pre-Purchase Termite Reports?

Most of Sydney is classed as a high risk for termites. For adequate termite protection for most homes in Sydney Australia, we recommend a Termidor termite treatment plus termite baits.

Call us today on 0417 251 911 or email Bruce at bruce@a1pestcontrol.com.au for a free quote and more information