Termite Inspections provide Gold Coast & Brisbane property owners with valuable termite-related information that saves thousands.
A Termite Inspections are performed to find live active termites. Termite inspectors on the Gold Coast & Brisbane know Termites destroy structural timbers beyond repair. Secondary timbers within the home like wall linings, skirting boards, door jambs, architraves, windows and decks are sometimes the first to be attacked.
The Pest Company provide a Termite inspection & detailed written report that helps property owners with Termite-related information.
A thorough termite inspection is not a quick Termite check
Not all Pest Controllers are licensed to inspect homes for Termites; it does pay to ensure the Termite inspection you book is carried out by a licensed Timber Pest Inspector.
The Pest Company carries out Termite Inspections for Properties and provides a detailed inspection report with photos; we carry out a thorough inspection of your home as if the property is ours.
Our Termite Inspections are carried out in accordance with the Australian Standards AS3660.2 - 2017.
The essential tools used on all TPC® Termite Inspections include;
- Thermal Camera
- Moisture Meter
- Tapping device
- Led Lenser torch, to name a few
Our TPC® Expert Termite Inspectors are trusted by thousands of locals who rate us as Reliable, Trusted, and Experienced.
Call today, 1300 552 234
Termite Inspections carried out with a Thermal Camera
All our Termite inspectors carry a thermal camera as part of our inspection process. Thermal cameras are tools we use to assist us in inspecting the differentiation of temperatures within the property as Termites build nests in homes and generate heat within their workings. In addition, when large amounts of live termites are present, the camera assists in finding them.
A thermal camera alone will not find termites in all situations; it's a combination of using all the available tools and the inspector's experience that provides our customers with an advantage when engaging TPC. As a result, we have saved thousands of property owners by finding Termites early.
The Termite inspection process that saves homeowners
Our licensed Termite inspectors will inspect for live Termites, Termite Damage, and workings. Did you know, that we also check and comment on situations that attract termites;
- Wood Rot (Wood Decay Fungi)
- Water leaks, water damage
- Drainage issues,
- High moisture & Ventilation, along with an extensive list of other conducive conditions that attract termites
- We have saved homeowners a fortune in repairing damaged timber and walls by locating leaks behind showers before the problem becomes a significant issue.
We test for High moisture that attracts Termites
The Moisture meter device detects moisture. Termites need water like us to survive. We test for moisture during the inspection process, mainly concentrating on high-risk areas like behind shower recesses or where high levels of soil or where drainage is a concern externally that may attract termites closer to the home.
When high moisture, water damage, or a leak is detected, the inspector will use a thermal camera to help assess the area of concern; from here, we may recommend a Builder or carry out an invasive inspection.
How Reducing Conducive conditions around the home can reduce the chance of a Termite attack
The first initial recommendation is always to protect the property with a Termite Management System; from here, the following items can assist in reducing the risks of an attack,
Removing the following items that attract termites will assist,
- Divert Air conditioning overflows that release water against the home to a drain
- Remove Shrubs & gardens that prevent inspections and attract termites
- Remove all food sources like tree stumps, large trees, untreated landscaping, retaining timbers, fencing, pergolas, decks, and gate timbers.
The Pest Company carry a range of tools that assist,
Termite Inspection Tools
- Moisture Meter
- Handheld reporting device with photos
- Thermal Camera
- Tool Belt
- Termite Tapping device for testing/sounding timbers
- Extension Ladder
- Screw Drivers
- Termite Identification kit
- Copy of the Australian Standards AS3660.2-2017
- Steel Cap Boots
- Splinter testing tool
- Overalls, Knee Pads, Gloves, Eye Protection
- Dust Mask
The cost of a Termite Inspection may vary from company to company and city to city.
Looking for the best value for money Termite Inspection on the Gold Coast or Brisbane, check out TPC.
There are many factors to consider over price. A good question to ask is, Is the price set by the company's reputation within the industry?
Do they have a history of long-term commitment that stems well over ten years?
Shopping around for the cheapest Termite Inspection will only lead to more costs.
The Pest Company has treated thousands of houses and tens of thousands of inspections; it does pay to get in an expert.
Termites! How to avoid them with Long Term protection
As part of the Termite Inspection service, we offer a proposal that details the way to protect the home. A Free written proposal is always on offer.
The Pest Company has been inspecting, treating, and protecting property for nearly two decades; we are serious about business and protecting your asset.
To reduce the risk of an attack, call The Pest Company 1300 552234 or get a Quick Quote.
Termites work fast, need help now, Call us 1300 552234.
Sub-floor Termite Inspections
Houses with a subfloor and adequate crawl space allow for ongoing inspections beneath the property that provides a perfect way to inspect a property for termites. This provides areas to inspect for live termite leads, moisture, wood rot, ventilation and drainage issues. If access is limited, these houses are extremely high risk; the same applies to houses built on concrete slabs; all provide termites with many opportunities to gain underground Termite entry.
Book A Termite Inspection today, Call: 1300 552 234
Visual Termite Inspections are used as a Termite Management system.
Termite Management AS3660.1-2014 New Building work allows for an exposed visual concrete slab edge to be used as a 75mm visual termite barrier. The slab edge must be exposed 75mm above ground level to allow visual inspections to detect live foraging termites. Unfortunately, not all homes are constructed with exposed slab edges. Some homes are constructed where the slab is hidden behind the brickwork or covered by earth, concrete or pavers, which provides termites with many possibilities to gain entry.
The exposed 75mm slab edge exposure (see photo) demonstrates a perfect visual inspection zone, where ongoing inspections are carried out to inspect 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 can apply an additional barrier to protect this type of construction.
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