TPC® The Pest Company Inspect Properties for Termites and Offer a Detailed Inspection report with photos.
Our Termite Inspections and detailed reports are in accordance with the Australian Standards AS3660.2 -2017.
The essential tools used on all TPC® visual Termite Inspections include;
- Thermal Camera
- Moisture Meter
- Tapping device
- Led Lenser torch, just to name a few
Our TPC® Reliable, Trusted, Experienced inspectors are educated in Termite management and building and construction being the key to a thorough inspection & report.
Australian Standards AS3660.2-2017 now recommends a Thermal Camera
All our inspectors carry a thermal camera as part of our inspection process. A Thermal camera is used to assist us to inspect the differentiation of temperatures within the property as Termites build nests in homes and generate heat when large amounts of termites are present, furthermore termites are always on the hunt for moisture.
The use of a thermal camera alone will not find termites in all situations, it's a combination of using all the available tools and experience that provides our customers with n advantage.
The Termite inspection process is more than a Termite Inspection
Our licensed Termite inspectors will inspect for live Termites, Termite Damage and workings. Did you know, we also inspect and comment on -
- Wood Rot (Wood Decay Fungi)
- Water leaks, Water damage, Drainage issues, Ventilation and numerous conducive conditions that attract termites
We test for High moisture
The Moisture meter device we use throughout the home detects moisture as Termites not only love an ongoing supply of moisture daily they need it to survive, so we ensure all the walls are tested for moisture, most importantly behind shower recesses where termites and leaks normally start well before you know it.
When high moisture or water damage or a leak is detected we will also use the Thermal Camera on the same areas and advise further by recommending a further invasive inspection. The invasive inspection inspection may include the recommendation to engage a licensed plumber or builder to investigate further or it maybe a case of our inspectors assisting in the process.
More about reducing a Termite attack
If applicable to your home, we will recommend you reduce the risk of a Termite attack by protecting the property and adjusting a list of conducive conditions that may be present around the home like, removing all gardens and plant material from exterior walls especially large trees within 5 metres of the exterior, ensuring there are no high levels of soil abutting the exterior walls, we also recommend to remove tree stumps from the property, replace rotten landscaping timbers, fencing, pergolas and gate timbers just to name a few with non susceptible materials.
Long Term protection
As part of the Termite Inspection service, you will receive options on ways to protect your home from a Termite attack.
When Termites damage timber in service, especially structural timbers, it is highly likely you may need to replace them.
Each situation will be different and our inspectors will advise further at the time of inspection.
Reduce the risk of an attack now, call TPC® 1300 552 234.
Termite Inspection Tools
- Moisture Meter
- Hand held reporting device with photos
- Thermal Camera
- Tool Belt
- Termite Tapping device for testing/sounding timbers
- Extension Ladder
- Screw Drivers
- Identification kit
- Copy of the Australian Standards AS3660.2-2017
- Steel Cap Boots
- Splinter testing tool
- Overalls, Knee Pads, Gloves, Eye Protection
- Dust Mask
Termites work fast, need help now, Call us 1300 552 234.
Sub-floor Termite Inspections
Houses with a sub-floor and adequate crawl space for an inspection provide a perfect way to inspect a property for termites as we can crawl in under the house and inspect for termite leads, moisture, rot, ventilation and drainage concerns, however if access is limited these houses are extremely high risk, same applies for houses on concrete slabs.
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Visual Termite Inspections used as a Termite Management system
Termite Management AS3660.1-2017 (New Building work) allows for a visual concrete slab edge to be used as a visual termite barrier. The slab edge must be exposed 75mm above ground level to allow access to for visual inspections to detect for live foraging termites. Unfortunately not all homes are constructed with a visual 75mm exposed slab edge as some homes are constructed where the slab is hidden behind the brick work or covered by earth/concrete or pavers, which provides termites with concealed access into the home.
The exposed 75mm slab edge exposure (see photo) demonstrates a perfect visual inspection zone, where ongoing inspections can be carried out to inspect for termite leads.
The exposed 75mm slab edge is a cheaper alternative for Termite Management, however it does not stop Termites from crawling up the slab edge into the property. If you want more protection on this type of construction - Call The Pest Company as we can apply a chemical Treated Zone and reticulation line or Termite Physical barrier during construction to manage termites crawling up the slab edge and into the home.
Rental Property's are always a concern using a stand alone exposed 75mm slab edge as tenants may not always check the exposed slab edge for termites and often mistake Termite leads for ants and do not mention anything to the Real Estate or owner leading to a costly exercise for the homeowner.
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