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Avoid Buying a Termite Infested Home: Schedule a Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspection in Unley

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Did you know that the average cost of treating a termite infestation in an Australian home is $2,500? Did you know that the average cost of repairing a home that has been damaged by termites is $4,500? These statistics, from the Australian Institute of Architects, date back to 2006 but regardless show just how costly a termite infestation can be for a homeowner. It can also be costly for a homebuyer, which is why it is so important to schedule an Unley building and pest inspection before you buy a home in the area.

How a Thorough Pest Inspection Can Save You Money

Buying a house is a major investment. Depending on the size of your down payment, you may be prepared to spend most of your cash savings to purchase a new home. In such cases, the extra $7,000—or more—that it can cost to eradicate a termite infestation and pay for the necessary repairs can be downright unaffordable. Unfortunately, many people have bought homes without realising that those homes had termite problems. Once you finalise the purchase agreement, there is no going back, and these homeowners end up stuck holding a sizable bill they weren’t expecting to pay.

The good news is that there is a way to avoid this kind of home buying blunder. By making sure that your home goes through a thorough building and pest inspection in Unley before you sign the purchase agreement, you can find out about costly infestations before they become your problem.

At Beyond Built Inspections, we provide a range of Unley building inspections—including comprehensive pest inspections. Using advanced thermal imaging technology, we can spot signs of past and current termite infestations. These signs can easily be missed by the naked eye, but are spotted easily with a thermal imaging camera. Even if the seller of the property has had their home treated for a termite infestation, there still may be structural defects and deferred repairs waiting for whoever buyers the house. Beyond Built Inspections will inform you if any such defects are present so that you can make a smarter purchasing decision.

Schedule Your Unley Building and Pest Inspections Today

While you are getting a pest inspection done on a property you are thinking about buying; it’s worthwhile to bundle it with a thorough building inspection. Even if the property has never faced a termite infestation, there could be other structural or construction defects that would be just as expensive to fix. Hiring someone to perform both building and pest inspections in Unley makes it easier to buy a property with confidence.

The fact is that most buyers don’t have a lot of cash leftover after buying a new house. Certainly, the average homebuyer isn’t prepared to spend $10,000 resolving structural defects and infestation problems. An Unley building inspection is a much smaller investment that could save you thousands and thousands of dollars in the long run. To schedule yours, call Beyond Built Inspections on 0467 667 785 today.

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