Quality Pre purchase Building and Timber Pest Inspection in Bendigo
Whether you’re purchasing a home or commercial building, it’s important to know if there has been any damage caused by timber pests to the structure of the building. If you’re selling a home, this is important information to have because it may affect your asking price. It may also help you decide if you want to make any repairs before you put your home on the market. If you’re buying a home getting a pre purchase pest inspection in Bendigo gives you a reliable picture of the condition of the house and an idea about what it might cost to repair if you completed the purchase.
Either way, it’s a smart idea to get a timber pest inspection in Bendigo. When you want to count on an experienced company to do the inspection, contact Resicert. We have over 20 years of experience dealing with property issues. We send you our reports in digital format, which includes photos, within 48 hours of the inspection. Everything is written in a clear and easy to understand manner. When you need a pest inspection in Bendigo, we are the company to call.
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There are two main kinds of pests that you need to worry about, one insect and one plant-based: termites and fungi. A termite colony is said to be “mature” when it reaches around 60,000 individuals. Large colonies can number as many as 300,000 insects. How much they consume depends on what type of termite is present. Some varieties consume a great deal more, and much faster than others. In most cases, termite colonies consume about 1/5 of an ounce per day. Over six months that amounts to a 2 x 4 plank about 6.5 m long. It’s important to note that this is not a constant rate – insects do slow down in colder months. It’s easy to see, however, that termite colonies can do severe damage to a house’s structural integrity.
Wood decay fungus is the other enemy of your home’s structural integrity. This is especially true if you live in a moist climate or have suffered flood damage at some point. Fungi can cause much more damage to a home than termites. Wood decay fungus breaks down the cells in wood by secreting an enzyme that reduces its strength. It loves moist wood and hot temperatures. Getting a building and pest inspection in Bendigo will let you know if there is any problem with these two culprits and if they’ve done any serious damage to a house.
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When you ask us to do a timber pest inspection in Bendigo, we will identify all pests that may be on the property. All our inspections are carried out by Australian Standard AS4394.3 – 2010. We will also determine if any wood rot or fungal decay is present. We will examine every space in the home including subfloors, room interiors, the outside perimeter of the house, roof cavities, even outbuildings and trees not attached to the structure. We will then send you a report within 48 hours that will include pictures and a detailed, easy to understand breakdown. Call us today.