Termites are a very real threat to homes. Their destruction can be devastating and costly. It’s always a good idea to have appropriate termite prevention and eradication carried out in your own home but when it comes to buying real estate, the home you are interested in may not have had the same care. At times a property is sold that has termite damage discovered and then starts the process of eliminating the uninvited guests. When you are looking at real estate and you find a home with termites present, there are a few things you should know.
Arrange Pest Control As Soon As Possible
While it’s all very well and good for the seller to offer to pay for the termite issue to be sorted, it doesn’t mean that is the end of the story. Once the termites have gone, what about the structural damage that may be caused? With a bit of luck, once the pest control Brisbane is carried out then you can only hope the damage is minimal, however if the damage is extensive then you may be in for a lot more money than you bargained for. If the structure of the home you have moved into has been severely damaged by termites then the cost to repair can be up to fifty times more than the actual cost of termite eradication.
Termite Damage Can Be Repaired
If the wooden part of the structure has been damaged then these repairs are immediate. If you want to check further for damage then appliances should be moved as should any carpets, rugs and where possible, walls and ceilings should be opened. To really be sure that you are aware of all damage caused it is strongly advised to contact a professional to check the home thoroughly. If you contact a qualified specialist they have the appropriate tools required to check in areas you may not be able to. Having this check done before you purchase a home that has shown to have termites present will mean you can avoid the heartache of huge costs later down the line. Your dream home can instantly turn into a nightmare if you fail to have appropriate building and pest inspections carried out by a professional. You can also ask the seller if they have a treatment history for the home and whether or not you plan to rent the premises you should continue to take measures to keep termites Brisbane at away.
Protect yourself and your future investment by ensuring that if termites are found that the structure is sound and has not been too damaged.