A property is the investment of a lifetime for most people. It requires that you take all measures to ensure that it is properly maintained. It also requires that you take a proper look at any property that you are thinking of buying by making use of pre-purchase pest and building inspections.
Maintaining any property or home is often a challenge and requires you to keep your home free of clutter, in the best of the condition and also free of any pests. Pests can affect the structure of the property especially those that are of wood. Termites and cockroaches can lurk around every corner and if not checked will lead to the steady deterioration of the structure. Periodic pest inspections can go a long way in preventing this from happening.
Pest inspectors are familiar with the common house pests and will be able to concentrate on those parts of a home that are vulnerable to them. They will not only be able to detect the presence of pests but also their breeding places and the reasons for the infestation. Pest inspectors look for damage to wood from organisms, locate the breeding grounds of the natural predators that are causing the damage and will also look for conditions that are allowing them to thrive. They will then suggest eradication methods and procedures, and also further steps to be taken to reduce or keep the infestation under control.
Often this pest inspection is combined with building inspection. It is a requirement when you are planning to sell your home. Building inspection is carried out by qualified and experienced professionals who will inspect a home for structural and other defects, and will often include pest inspection as part of their reports. These reports are used by buyers to evaluate the condition of any property before they buy it. The sellers can also use these reports to undertake any measures to correct any defects pointed out or take up pest eradication in case pests have been detected. This attention to the report can help sellers to sell houses easily. Buyers often use these reports to negotiate better prices.
Combining building and pest inspections is a matter of convenience, as the expertise required in both these spheres are different. The checklists so prepared will be quite lengthy and exhaustive so that every area of the home undergoes the scrutiny from experts who are knowledgeable.