When it comes to buying and selling, or maintaining your existing property, a building and pest inspection is a priority for Gold Coast homes.
Living on the Gold Coast is a dream for many, but all that warmth and humidity also creates a paradise for pests, making it essential that you take the right steps to protect yourself and your investment.
You may associate building and pest inspections with buying a house, however these vital checks are essential no matter where you are on the property ladder.
Buying a house
You have finally found your dream home and you are chomping at the bit to sign the contract and have the keys in your hot little hands. Building and pest inspections are just one of those arduous and expensive things you don’t really need, right?
The property may look like it is in fair condition to the untrained eye, but you cannot be guaranteed of the standard of your home without investing in a quality Gold Coast building and pest inspection.
Jumping the gun in purchasing a house without conducting the necessary inspections could place you at risk of purchasing a property that has serious structural or pest issues costing you more money and heartache in the long run.
Expert inspections ensure you make an informed purchase, allow you to consider and/or deal with any building or pest related issues that are exposed, and can be a useful bargaining tool.
A building and pest inspection will allow you to safeguard you and your family and ensure you are making a smart investment.
Selling your home
Preparing your home for sale involves more than giving it a lick of paint, shampooing carpets and tidying the gardens.
When selling your home, you are obliged to ensure that your home is structurally sound and that annoying pests haven’t decided to call your home their home, wreaking havoc along the way.
Going into a sale fully informed of the condition of your home can aid the sales process. A building and pest inspection can assist you and your real estate agent to value your property, while disclosing the condition of your house at the time of sale can aid in negotiations and help you make a less stressful and speedier sale.
There is nothing worse than having a potential buyer present you with a report with warning signs all over it. Prepare yourself prior to the sale and be aware of what you are dealing with.
Maintaining a property
You may think that once you have purchased your home, you do not have to worry about building and pest inspections ever again.
Regular building and pest inspections conducted on an annual or biannual basis can ensure the ongoing protection of your home and uncover issues before it is too late.
People flock to the Gold Coast to live and so do annoying pests. Cockroaches and ants thrive in warm, humid environments and termites just love our beautiful Queenslander houses! Do you live amongst the Gold Coast’s thriving restaurant and hotel scene? Watch out for rats who come out to dine on café leftovers.
In extreme cases, pests can cause serious damage to your home within months. Regular building and pest inspections will give you peace of mind, reassuring you of your home’s condition.
There is action you can take to protect your home from unwanted guests, for example termite barriers to protect against termite entry. Your pest inspector can advise you of the best plan for your home during your inspection.
How is the inspection conducted?
During a building and pest inspection, the exterior and interior of your home will be thoroughly inspected, including roofs, subfloors, fences, retaining walls and tree stumps.
Building and pest inspections go hand in hand as one can be related to the other. For example, your structural damage could be the result of hungry termites.
A Gold Coast building and pest inspection involves two separate and detailed examinations of your home. At all Pegasus building and pest inspections, a building inspection specialist and a separate pest inspection specialist will conduct the inspection. Having two examinations of your home ensures a thorough inspection and enables a detailed report to be developed.
Gold Coast building and pest specialists have access to advanced technological instruments, which can detect issues and examine problem areas. There is nowhere for unwanted house guests to hide with technology including thermal imaging cameras, moisture metres, termatrac microwave radar detection units and boroscopes. The equipment is aimed at taking a deeper look inside your house and its structure to shine the light on any pest or structural issues.
Within 24 hours of the two inspectors conducting their detailed examinations, a comprehensive hand written report will be supplied outlining findings. The report will also include a diagnosis of those findings.
Whether you are buying, selling, or are an existing home owner, a building and pest inspection is essential for your Gold Coast property. Contact Pegasus Pest Control today to discuss your building and pest control needs and ensure peace of mind for you and your family.
Need a building and pest inspection on your Gold Coast property? Get in touch with Pegasus Pest Control today!