5 Reasons to Complete a Timber Pest Inspection

Whether you are buying a new Perth home or have been living in your own home for a while, a timber pest inspection is recommended for any homeowner. The danger of pest and termite infestations is that they could result in major structural defects in your home. It is essential to have a pest inspection done once a year to ensure that no secret termites are living in your Perth home.

At BCI WA, we have devised a list of reasons why you should complete timber pest inspection for your home:


Be proactive, not reactive. Preventing is less expensive than fixing!

When termites and pests are found in the structure of your home, the danger can result in severe issues and can end up being more expensive to fix than preventing the problem from the beginning. By completing timber pest inspection yearly, you spend less money than you would on fixing the issue, and you have complete confidence that no pests are living in your home.


It is better to detect damage in its early stages.

Pests and termites are hard to detect with just the eye. It takes a professional to inspect the home for signs of pest infestation thoroughly. The earlier that this can be detected, the earlier the problem can be solved and the less chance of termites festering and causing structural damage to your home.


The inspection will reveal structural problems in your home.


While termites and pests can cause structural damage to your home, undergoing a timber pest inspection will not only relieve you that there are no pests, but the inspectors will also be able to tell you if there any other structural problems in your home. They will also be able to identify any cracks that may act as entry points for termites. When completing a timber pest inspection, your inspector will need to thoroughly search the home and its structure for any signs of damage. This report will analyse and notify you of any structural defects or problems that do not align with the Building Code of Australia. They will be able to advise you on what needs to be fixed to meet these requirements.


Furthermore, it will identify mould and rotting timber.

When there is a build-up of mould and rotting timber, the structure of your house can often weaken. While this causes danger to the building’s structure, it also could result in serious health issues as people may be exposed to the toxic mould.


Chat to your Perth team today to find out how best to complete a pest inspection.


As Perth building inspectors, we thoroughly recommend undergoing a pest inspection yearly. However, it is not just us who recommend this. Manufacturers of termite pest products suggest that homeowners do regular inspections as the infestation of pests can cause a range of structural and health damages to both your home and the people who live in it.


If you would like to find out more about how to best manage your home and when to book a pest inspection, please contact us.