Termite inspection for homeowners

Your home is your biggest investment and one you want to be sure to protect. Termites, for as tiny as they are, put a colony of them together and they can cause devastating damage. When buying a home in Sunshine Coast, it is always wise to hire a termite inspector and have an evaluation performed. If there is termite damage, it might be the the deciding factor to buy or not to buy the home or to negotiate a price adjustment.

If a home is found to have termites, the seller may offer to bring in a termite specialist to rid the home of termites, but that is only part of the problem. There is the structural damage to consider, as well. Once the termite inspection is performed and the critters are sent packing, the next step is to have an evaluation performed to determine the level of damage to the home. It might only be minimal damage, but the damage might be costly to repair.

A good first question for someone selling a house is about termites and if they have a documented history of termite inspections and a history of termite control if termites were found. Even if they have the necessary documentation, it is appropriate to have a termite inspection performed, at your own expense. That way you can hire the Termite Inspection Sunshine Coast company you want.

Some termite inspectors are licensed building inspectors and can inspect for termites and evaluate damage. Some termite inspectors are licensed to only inspect for termites. When inspecting for structural damage if termite activity is found, it is necessary to be able to inspect under the floors and inside of walls. This might mean moving appliances, furniture and carpeting to get to the interior of the structure. The building inspectors will need access to the basement, crawl space and attic, if there is one.

The building inspectors will have the right tools to do the job without further damage to the structure. The building inspectors will evaluate the damage and assign a cost to the damage. To repair the damage will require hiring a contractor. There are contractors that specialize in repairing termite damage. To retain the integrity of the structure it is essential to have the job done right.

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