WORRIED ABOUT TERMITES?
Termites are known to be tiny but they can result in a big problem for you and your house. Termites often fester in obscure places and may go unnoticed until you are in the middle of a full-blown termite infestation. The cost of termite damage can be thousands of dollars upfront and hundreds of thousands of dollars in the long run. Let’s have a look at what termite costs are in Australia.
Termite Costs: Statistics Reveal Most Homes Unprotected Against Termites
Termite damage in Australia
Mounting Costs Of Termite Damage
Preventing termite damage costs
Termite Inspection Costs
All those scary figures above probably lead to the next questions. How much does it cost to get my home inspected for termites? There’s a simple answer, and that’s “Much less than the cost of repairing termite damage.” But that’s not helpful if you’re wondering what it’ll cost for us to come and inspect your property.
We don’t often publish costs of inspections and treatments because there are often factors that change costs on individual buildings. We’re more than happy to give you quote if you call us. We’d recommend talking to a few pest inspectors and asking them more than just what their costs are. We’ve written an article based on termite damage other inspectors missed. And there is hardly a week goes by when we don’t see termites others have missed. There seems little point in paying for someone to do a failed inspection. So, our advice is, consider costs but also take into account the inspector’s experience and professionalism.
You can also refer to Canstar’s article on termite inspections.
The Cost Of Getting The Wrong Inspector
One thing is for sure: not all inspectors are equal. Richard regularly sees everything from minor (but concerning) evidence of termites all the way up to massive damage in properties that have recently been inspected. Below we have a few images of a property that was inspected just two months prior.
For more images like this see our article Evidence Of Termites Others Missed.
When you get an inspection done, make sure your inspector is thorough, careful, knowledgeable and professional. The costs of his/her mistakes will be your costs. As we’ve pointed out above, they can be expensive, not covered by insurance.