Before you purchase a new property, it’s a good idea to get a timber pest inspection to ensure the building is not home to hidden pests.
Timber pests such as termites, wood borers and wood fungi eat through wooden structures. This kind of structural damage can be incredibly costly to fix. The property may look fine on the surface, but if it has wood, it is at risk of damage from timber pests.
Melbourne and Sydney are high risk zones for termites. It is essential to check that your new property is not being eaten from the inside. Studies have shown that one in five homes in Melbourne has some form of termite damage. A timber pest inspection will help you avoid unknowingly investing in a risky property.