What is A Termite Inspection?
A Termite Inspection also known as a Visual Timber Pest Inspection is considered to be the annual health check of the property for signs of termites.
During this inspection, it can be determined whether there is or has ever been termites at the property and also what environmental conditions are making the property more susceptible to termites entering into the property.
According to the Australian standard AS 4349.3 & AS3600-2000, it is recommended that a competent visual timber pest inspection should be carried out at least every 6-12 months depending on the overall risk of termites.
Why You Need A Termite Inspection?
Termites are a major threat to homes in Australia with 1 in every 3 homes being attacked. The damage Termites cause each year is now estimated over more than $800 Million dollars. Every year more damage is done to homes by termites than both fires and storms combined.
As termites (white ants) forage for food, they can gain access to your home from the subfloor area, the concrete slab edge, between construction joints in the concrete slab and even timber structures that are attached to the house.
Having a steel framed structured building does not mean it is safe from termite attack. A CSIRO study showed that steel-framed homes are just as vulnerable to termite attack because the termites will attack the timber materials installed in these constructions such as window frames, timber doors and skirting boards.
Buildings with concrete flooring slabs on the ground also have the highest percentage incidence of termite attack over the life of the building compared to buildings with suspended floors.
With termites being the most destructive of timber pests they eat cellulose, starches and sugars (carbohydrates) that they obtain from wood. With the termites constantly feeding on these timbers they will in a very short period of time destroy it.
Having an annual Termite Inspection carried out allows for the prevention or early detection of termites entering into your property. Prevention is key when dealing with termites and this inspection also informs you of any necessary maintenance issues that may need addressing to minimise the risk of termites entering the property. Drainage, leaking showers, subfloor ventilation, wood rot, moisture and mould just to name a few.
Termites are capable of causing large amounts of damage to a property in a very short period of time which often results in costing the homeowner thousands of dollars to repair. Unfortunately, there is no insurance to cover these repair bills caused by these termites.
The last thing you want is to discover that there is a major termite infestation in your home. Your home is now deemed seriously damaged which is not only going to cause a lot of stress for you but also financially impact you and your family. This could have been avoided by simply getting a professional pest control company to carry out a termite inspection.
What Is Involved In A Termite Inspection?
When you contact us for a Visual Timber Pest Inspection, we will send a trained and licenced technician to inspect the interior and exterior of your home for termite activity.
This inspection will include areas such as: The interior of the property, the roof void, the subfloor, external walls, garages, carports, Sheds, Trees, Stumps, posts, fences, gardens, timber retaining walls and landscaping timbers that you may have on the property.
Your Comprehensive Report
Once your inspection is completed we will then discuss the findings with you to ensure that you have a thorough understanding and to also answer any question you may have. We will then provide you with a comprehensive Termite Inspection report detailing the technician’s findings and any recommendations (including termite treatment) for your property.
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