Conducive Environment in Building and Pest Inspection

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One of the most important aspects of the Building and Pest Inspection is the reporting of Conducive Environments.

What is a Conducive Environment? Good Question!

Conducive: Adjective – tending to produce, conducing, contribute, helpful, favorable.

These are areas around your property that can attract Timber Pests, namely Termites. The main contributing factor is moisture. Wet or damp wood is a termite favourite and this is why most termite damage is found in wet areas like the laundry and bathroom. Tree stumps are another problem area. Over time they breakdown and being exposed to the rain are able to hold high levels of moisture. This allows termites to build a “subnest” in the stump and continue to grow.

Part of the Building and Pest Inspection Report is to show these areas and give recommendations to fix the issues. Most of the time this can be done by yourself at little to no expense but sometimes it might need the help of a professional.

Here is a list of the most common areas that create an conducive environment;

  • Air Conditioning overflow leaking to ground
  • Hot Water System leaking to ground
  • Broken down pipes allowing area to flood
  • Timber Sleeper retaining walls
  • Tree Stumps
  • Storage timbers under house (Subfloor)
  • Garden against timber fence or house

So read through your Building and Pest Inspection Report thoroughly and remember, it’s not just about the health of your property now, it’s important to look at the potential problems in the future. These are all things you can bring to the Vendor’s attention and either have them fix it or look at reducing the contract price.

Sounds Building Inspections offers a thorough Building and Pest Inspection with the use of Thermal Imaging Cameras and same day digital reports. Call 1300TOCHECK (1300862432) or use our Online Quote Tool.

 

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