Mr Inspector’s advice is yes, you should get one for peace of mind. Considering the statistic of termite infestation and damage in Victoria a timber pest inspection is highly advisable. Some clients just ask us to look for termites during the building inspection and if you see some them to let them know. It is not as easy as this – Specialized equipment is required to try and locate termites and adds considerable time to the building inspection with timber testing and moisture readings etc. Obviously, if a pest inspection is not ordered we do not utilise all our various equipment to try to find them.
Peter has a Diploma of Building Surveying which makes him one of the few in Melbourne who are Qualified to carry out building inspections as per the Building Act 1993. He is also qualified in Timber Pest Inspections (Cert 3), Pool Barrier Inspection (Certificate 11077454) and Non-Friable Asbestos Awareness and removal.