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Building and Pest Inspection – What Pests are Covered

What Pests are Covered by a Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Inspection?

The term “Building and Pest Report” is a shorter form of “Pre-Purchase Building and Timber Pest Report”. The Timber Pests covered are Termites, Borers, Fungal Decay and something called Chemical Delignification.

You can learn more about these pests by following the links. Your building inspector looks and reports on any evidence of timber pests but also, and very importantly, identifies any Conditions Conducive to Timber Pests.

In an ABIS Pre-Purchase Building and Pest Report you will also get an assessment of the susceptibility of the home to termite attack and Information regarding any evidence of existing  termite management systems that may have been installed.

Termite Susceptibility

The Australian Standard covering Pre-Purchase Timber Pest Inspections AS4349.3, which an ABIS inspection encompasses, recognises that parts of a building are not readily accessible. As in a pre-purchase situation it is usually neither practical nor economic to gain access to all areas of a building (inside walls, under house slabs, behind stored goods etc), the standard requires the inspector to asses the risk of there being timber pests present in these or obstructed or hidden areas.

Risk Assessment

So what does this all mean when you are buying a home? It’s not the fun stuff thats for sure, but it is important. No home purchase is free from risk. Being well informed of the risks however, will assist you in making a sound purchasing decision.

ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

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