The town of Strathmore, located northwest of Melbourne’s CBD is a suburb of less than 10,000 people that is part of the City of Moonee Valley local government area. Its well-established neighbourhoods feature single-family and multi-family residences, local businesses, restaurants, schools and community activity areas.
The Direct Factory Outlet Mall lies just off the Tullamarine Freeway near Essendon Airport. The freeway, also designated as State Road 43 and City Link M2, runs approximately east-west through the town. If you are considering buying a home in Strathmore, a building and pest inspection is important to ensure that the house is structurally sound and has not been affected by pests.
Termites are common in the area with an average of one in five homes in Australia suffering from termite damage. Other insect pests include cockroaches, spiders, bees and several types of ants. Possums, rats, mice and snakes nest in attics, walls and foundations.
A BPI Building and Pest Inspection will make sure that your property is not infested with destructive termites or other pests that damage the internal structure of a building. Termites enter a building from the ground, building mud tunnels that allow them to travel from their nests to food sources and establish new colonies.
You may not know you have termites until damage is so extensive that floor and attic joists or other wooden elements like doors and windows are weakened by the activity. Other pests harmful to wood include borers and fungi.
We use several tools to locate areas of pest activity, including moisture meters to identify areas of high humidity and thermal image cameras that show areas within walls with high thermal values. The camera identifies hot spots that show areas where termites may be active behind walls.
Low values correspond to wet areas that can breed fungi or cause wood rot. Because termites are attracted to moisture, wet areas may also be active termite grounds. Rats and mice not only affect the structural integrity of a building, but spread germs and carry diseases.
Rodents chew on wood, electrical wiring and insulation, which can cause electrical shorts or fires. They also shred soft items like clothing, chew through plastic storage containers and infest food areas. We at Building and Pest Inspections examine all areas of a property: the roof, foundation, attic, exterior garden areas, electrical wiring, plumbing, walls and subfloors.
We provide a written report detailing our findings. If you are selling a property, this will assure your buyers of the structural integrity of your building. If you are a buyer, you can rest assured that our thorough inspection will identify any defects that require attention.
The inspection will cover the following areas (when reasonably accessible):
For all our Pre-Purchase / Building and Pest inspections BPI uses the latest Thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters
With our professional advice and detailed knowledge of the building structure, a BPI Melbourne North Building and Pest Inspection report will give you the confidence you need to make an informed purchasing decision.
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