Don’t Let Termites Take a Bite Out of Your Home Sale

Termites may be small, but they can cause big problems for homeowners in Australia. In fact, the number of termite infestations found during home sales has been on the rise in recent years, leaving many homeowners scrambling to address the issue before it’s too late.


Termites are attracted to wood and can cause significant damage to homes if left unchecked. They can eat away at the structural integrity of a property, leading to costly repairs and even safety hazards. That’s why it’s so important to have your property inspected for termites regularly, especially if you’re planning to sell your home.


With Clear Coast Inspections, you can rest easy knowing that our licensed inspectors will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your property for termite activity. We use the latest technology to identify any issues, such as termite damage, mud tubes, or termite droppings. If we do find evidence of termites, we’ll provide recommended solutions for treatment and prevention, along with an estimated cost for each solution.


There are several species of termites that can be found in Australian homes. Here are some examples:


Subterranean Termites: These termites are the most destructive species in Australia. They live in underground colonies and build mud tubes to access food sources above ground. Subterranean termites are known to cause significant damage to structures, especially in coastal regions.

Drywood Termites: These termites do not require contact with soil to survive and can infest dry, sound wood. They can be found in furniture, flooring, and even structural timbers.
Dampwood Termites: These termites prefer damp, moist environments and are commonly found in areas with high humidity or water damage, such as leaky plumbing or roofs. They can also infest decaying wood.

Formosan Termites: This species is an invasive termite that was introduced to Australia from Asia. They are known for their aggressive behavior and large colony size, which can lead to extensive damage to structures.


No matter what species of termite is present in your home, it’s important to address the issue promptly to prevent further damage. Regular inspections by a licensed inspector can help identify any termite activity early and provide recommended solutions for treatment and prevention.


Addressing termite activity early is critical to ensuring the safety and value of your home. By having your property inspected regularly and addressing any issues promptly, you can help prevent costly repairs or even structural damage down the line.


Don’t let termites take a bite out of your home sale. Schedule a termite inspection with Clear Coast Inspections today and ensure that your property is in top condition for potential buyers. Our licensed inspectors have the expertise and experience needed to identify and address any termite issues, giving you peace of mind and protecting your investment. Contact us today to schedule your inspection!

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