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 as listed below.
- 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.
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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
Termite Management AS3660.1-2017 allows for a visual concrete slab edge to be used as a visual termite barrier. The slab edge must be exposed to allow for a slab edge that is 75mm from the ground to top of slab to visual detect foraging for live termites. Unfortunately some homes are not constructed with the slab edge on the outer edge which means the slab edge maybe inside the brick work that provides termite with an entry point.
Perfect Example: The photo demonstrates a perfect exposed slab edge of a house. As you can see the slab is exposed 75mm to visually inspect for termite leads.
The idea behind this Termite Management system is to keep the slab edge clear for regular inspections of the slab edge. The exposed slab edge is a cheaper alternative for Termite Management, however is does not stop Termites in this situation. If you want full protection in this type of construction - Call The Pest Company as we can apply a chemical Treated Zone or Termite barrier to prevent 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, especially when thousands and thousands are spent on treatments, protection and Termite Damage Repairs.
Question - "Is it possible for Visual Termite Damage to occur within 5 hours" The below photo shows Termite damage to a door head.
Answer - "YES it is" - This damage was found on a return visit to a property 5 hours after the initial termite inspection on the Gold Coast. When I first inspected this property and ensured that this door head was only partly damaged and needing to return for the treatment later that same day, on returning 5 hours later more damage had occurred, it certainly opened my eyes that's for sure after 16 years in the industry. Luke Taylor - Managing Director The Pest Company.
The image above shows Termite damage on the right hand side - This was evident on the first inspection, 5 hours later damage shown lower left side!!!
The amount of Termites in Queensland seriously surprises me time after time, every day a TPC technician finds live active termites, the financial damage is devastating for every property owner.
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