I. What Does A Pre-Purchase Pest Inspection Mean?
A pre-purchase pest inspection can be described as a thorough inspection of timber both inside and outside of a building or a home that is to be purchased. Normally, the inspection procedure is completed within a short period of time (maximum 7 to 14 days).
A pre-purchase pest inspection basically assess the below stated things:
- Seriousness of any damages caused by the timber pests
- Further investigations if required
- Protective and remedial measures required
- Evidence of the timber pests
You're probably making one of the biggest investment in your life if you are planning to purchase a home. It is thus very much important for you to know what exactly you are going to buy. A pre-purchase pest inspection will help you to take the right decision on whether to buy the desired property or not.
II. What Is Pre-Purchase Building Inspection?
A pre-purchase building inspection allows to know all the detailed information about the building that you are planning to buy. A building inspector will inspect both the outdoor as well as the indoor parts of the building in order to check its condition. Some of the things that are checked while conducting a pre-purchase building inspection are:
- Doors and windows
- Walls and floors for checking the dampness
- The drainage system, plumbing system, leakages etc.
- Traffic noise level
- Whether the external wall is straight or not.
- The entire electrical system.
- Condition of fences and gates.
- Water pressure of the external taps
- Television aerials and telephone lines
III. Advantages Of Having Separate Pest And Building Inspections
It is always advisable to go for two separate inspections i.e. pest and building inspections. When you do this you'll have two inspectors inspecting on the site with each assessing the problems in their field. A building inspector will examine the property thoroughly and comment on the the damages and the conditions conducive to those damages. Whereas, a pest inspector will examine the condition of the property in order to give you their feedback on whether it's damaged by timber pest or not. Thus both are experts on their individual arenas. However, when you want to get both the things done you can opt for a reputed pre-purchase pest and building inspection organisation who would provide you with both the services.
Thus, if you are planning to buy a property, it is always advisable for you to appoint an experienced and professional inspector who would provide you with the best and detailed pre-purchase pest and building report. This will help you to save a lot of your money and assist you in making a wise decision.