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Pest Inspections Lismore
Comprehensive Pest Inspections Across The Northern Rivers
If you’re looking to buy a new home or commercial building, make sure you enter negotiations on the front foot with a pre-purchase pest inspection from Northern Rivers Inspections.
In order to make the best decisions about your intended purchase, it’s important to gather as much information as you can about the building. Pest inspections Northern Rivers wide can pick up any issues, quickly and accurately. We look specifically for all timber pests and fungi as well as signs of timber decay and will help ensure you know of any issues before you purchase the property.
Should any potential problems crop up, they can either be resolved, or the cost of dealing with the issue can be negotiated as part of the purchase price considerations. Unwanted pests in a building aren’t just a health hazard, they can also cause severe structural damage.
Fortunately, prompt diagnosis and treatment can eradicate pests, which is why many purchasers request a pre-purchase pest inspection. With more than 40 years’ industry experience, our team will give you a complete report on any timber pests that may be present.
For expert pest inspections in Lismore, get in touch with us today. Contact us online or call us on 0421 235 782.
Our pest inspections include:
Why Do Pest Inspections Matter?
Prompt infestation treatment
One of the worst things you can do if you suspect an infestation is to ignore it in the hope that it will go away.
A key feature of pests is their ability to reproduce at an alarming rate. Leaving pests in residence, even for a few months, can be enough to cause a serious infestation.
Pre-purchase inspection ensures that small infestations, which may escape a casual check, are picked up early. This means they can be dealt with in a timely manner, minimising the risk of the problem worsening.
Let someone else pay for pest treatment
If the building you want has got a pest problem, there’s no reason why you should take possession of the pests along with the property.
By identifying a pest problem at the pre-purchase stage, it’s often the case that the vendor will pay for elimination. Alternatively, it may be possible to negotiate a reduced purchase price to reflect the cost of extermination.
Some pests are dangerous!
Particularly for vulnerable individuals, some pests can be deadly – a colony of bees in the attic, for example, can represent a fatal risk for an individual with an allergy to their sting. Other people can be extra-sensitive to flea or ‘roach bites.
Advance warning of these creatures allows elimination to be carried out before new occupants move in, helping to keep everyone safe.
Moving is the perfect time for fumigation
There are some pest removal methods which are particularly suited to empty properties: fumigation, for example, often requires the property to be empty for a couple of days.
Knowing that the work needs doing enables new owners to plan according, perhaps delaying residency in order to be sure of moving into a bug-free home.
Spotting signs of structural problems
From destabilising foundations through to gnawing through wiring, destroying roof felt, damaging woodwork and more, pests can wreak havoc on buildings.
A pre-purchase inspection will pick up any signs that damage has occurred. This means appropriate repairs can be carried out before the property is handed over.
Alternatively, the need for remedial work to be completed could well be reflected in a reduction on the asking price.
Pest inspections ensure both buyers and sellers are aware of any issues before they negotiate on the price of a property, as well as if there are any potential problems with the structural integrity, for example from termite infestation. A professional pest inspection will provide you with a far more detailed understanding of these issues than an assessment from someone who’s not accredited.
Yes, we are licensed for Timber Pest Inspections for both residential and commercial properties. We are also licensed Pre-Purchase Building Inspectors with over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry.
Your pre-purchase pest inspection report will include information on past or present signs of pest activity as well as any damage or structural issues caused by pests.
Our pest inspections include:
- Wood decay