TPC® The Pest Company Inspect Properties for Termites and Offer a Detailed Inspection report with photos. Our inspections are always in accordance with the Australian Standards.
- Visual Termite Inspection in Accordance with AS3660.2 (Termite Inspections)
- Timber Pest Inspection in Accordance with AS4349.3 (Timber Pest Inspection, Termite Inspection,Borer Inspection, Wood Decay Fungi (Rot) Inspection)
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, Termites and building and construction methods being the key to a thorough inspection & report.
As the 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 create heat when a large amount of termites are present and as termites are always on the hunt for moisture. The photo shows different types of Thermal cameras and the images they provide. 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 us with the value over our competitors.
During a Termite inspection we inspect for live Termites, Termite Damage and workings. Did you know, we also inspect for Wood Rot (Wood Decay Fungi), water leaks and high moisture which are conducive conditions that increase the likelihood of a termite attack. As termites need moisture they are always on the look out for a consistent supply, so avoiding conducive conditions like air conditioning over flow pipes that leak against the exterior walls or ensuring there are no current high moisture areas or visual leaks in behind showers are just some of the ways to reduce the risk of a termite attack.
The Termite inspection process is more than a Termite Inspection as such, our licensed Termite inspectors will inspect for conducive conditions and list them within the report with colour photos for your perusal.
If applicable to your home, we will recommend you reduce the risk of a Termite attack by removing all gardens and plant material from exterior walls especially large trees within 5m of the exterior, remove tree stumps from the property, replace rotten timbers, landscaping timbers, fencing, pergolas and gate timbers and retaining walls with non susceptible materials.
We recommend you do your best to rectify conducive conditions around the home, however more importantly we consider it to be essential to have your home protected. As part of the Termite Inspection service, you will receive from us 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.
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 Driver set
- Identification kit
- Copy of the Australian Standards AS3660.2-2017
- Steel Cap Boots
- Splinter testing tool
- Overalls, Knee Pads, Gloves, Eye Protection
- Dust Mask
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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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