One of these two houses has termites. Can you tell which one?

Would you even know where to look?

We recently uncounted these two houses during our pre purchase building inspections in Melbourne. Both houses look very similar and present really well both inside and out. Both have been restumped with concrete stumps and both have ant caps. While both houses have been maintained exceptionally well for nearly 100 years, one of them has recently been attacked by termites and it’s completely undetectable to the average person. What would you look for, and would you even know where to start looking. The story is, that our client nearly didn’t have a building inspection, simply because the house presented so well. If they had not had the house inspection they would have lost more than $40,000 in repair costs which would have been an unpleasant after settlement surprise. Good to remember that house insurance doesn’t cover termite damage. Call us at Melbourne House check on 1300 729 352 or contact us here.

You can also read more about our combined building and termite inspections here or you can see our Google+ post on this also.

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