3 Aug 2016

Richmond property inspection uncovers termites

At a recent pre-purchase inspection in Richmond, severe damage caused by termites were found. Termites are among the most common pests to plague homes in the local area, and termites can remain undetected without a professional building inspection. Not only can these little nasties cause thousands of dollars in damage, most home owners are shocked to discover that this type of damage is not covered under majority of insurance policies.

Even if you have built a new home or purchased a recently built home, if a home is built close to an established termite colony, they will be able to enter your building, causing damage long before you realise there is a problem. Termites can enter through common entry points such as stairs, posts, support beams, and door frames. Even brick homes are not immune, with termites entering through holes in the bricks, mortar and foundations.

The best way to protect your property is with a timber pest inspection, or a combined building and pest inspection. All termite inspections by Building Inspections Melbourne, are conducted by our team of highly experienced and professional inspectors. To organise a termite inspection of your home or property, call our team today on 1300 662 101.