Termite Inspections are an important part of the termite protection process. Regular inspections means timber pests damaging a building are able to be identified as soon as possible. As per, Australian Standards, regular, competent inspections are strongly recommended – at least on an annual basis. Some properties may require more frequent inspections.
What does the inspection cover?
A timber pest inspection identifies timber pests that are present in a structure or surrounding grounds (inside fence line, or up to 30m from the building).
An inspection will assess the following:
– Evidence of timber pests
– Severity of damage caused by timber pests
– Susceptibility of building to infestation by timber pests
– Remedial and protective measures required
– Further investigations required
How is a house inspected?
A technician will usually spend 1 – 2 hours on site (depending on the size of the building) and will inspect all accessible timbers. A timber pest inspection is non-invasive and involves the visual inspection of timbers. The technician will use a tapper and an electronic moisture meter on all walls of the home, and will also visually inspect all accessible timbers.
In addition to the walls of your home, the technician will also inspect the roof space, sub floor space, the fence line, carports or garages, sheds or other structures and all garden areas. Note: access restrictions mean that our technicians are not always able to enter roof spaces or subfloor spaces (sometimes the space isn’t big enough to let them in).
After a full visual inspection is carried out, the technician may recommend a further invasive inspection. This is not required for all sites – and is something the technician will recommend afterwards. This is usually completed by removing an obstruction or by using a Boroscope. An invasive inspection is only undertaken after further discussion with the client and the technician.
You will receive expert advice on the protection of your home from timber pest attack along with up-to-date information on the current state of your home. This information will come in a written report sent out following the inspection.
The report will contain:
– The technicians findings
– Any recommendations the technician has for the property
– A management proposal for any further treatment recommended
What paperwork must I complete?
Prior to the completion of a timber pest inspection we require all clients to complete and sign the Pre-Engagement Inspection Agreement Form. This explains the Special Conditions, Scope, Limitations, Exclusions, and Definitions of the Timber Pest Inspection Inspection.
Please note that the agreement must be signed before the inspection is completed.