Termite Inspection Melbourne
Existing timber Pest and Termite infestation is not covered by insurance! Timber that looks solid from the outside could be completely hollow inside which may be caused by termites hiding just underneath the surface. It takes our expertise, coupled with the use and data interpretation from Thermal Imaging equipment, to detect concealed termite infestation.
Building Inspection Melbourne has that expertise in-house and uses state-of-the-art Thermal Imaging technology as a matter of course and not as an “add-on” to an inspection.
WHY CHOOSE US
Our timber pest termite inspectors are fully licensed to carry out Termite Inspections to Australian Standards 4349.3
Most current industry technology. Which includes Thermal Imagery and Moisture Sensor. The most state-of-the-art termite detection obtainable.
$1,000,000 professional indemnity insurance for your piece of mind.
At Building Inspection Melbourne all our Pest and Termite Inspections are carried out to the standards depicted in the guidelines of Australian Standards 4349.3. We are looking for the slightest presence of Timber pests, specifically Termites, Borers and Wood destroying Fungi. It only takes a space of 2mm for timber pests to infiltrate a property and so we look not only for existing infestation, but also the possibility of future infestation and conditions conducive to timber pest attack!. We will:
✔ Look for any Timber pest including wood rot and or fungal decay
✔ Check both inside, outside, subfloor, roof space and also the site of the property for any indication that termites might already be present within the property.
During this part of the inspection, we are specifically looking for any areas where termites could easily gain access to wall cavities and hence into the property itself. We also:
✔ Check hot water services and air conditioning outlets for the escape of water along building walls.
✔ We carefully inspect the building exterior walls to ensure that weep holes and vents are not covered or concealed. This is critical, as it may provide an environment for undetected termite entry.
As we reminded you before, it only requires a gap of 2mm to let the pesky pests and termites into the property and so we:
✔ Make sure that there is adequate sub floor ventilation which is not obstructed in any way and allows complete airflow throughout.
✔ As well as checking for possible leaks from showers, internal water pipes or other wet areas, we specifically look for poor drainage in the subfloor area as this could lead to possible decay and so encourage termite attack.
✔ It is quite possible that during the days of construction, timber offcuts or debris may have been left in the subfloor area and so we check to ensure that nothing was left behind, as it could well hide termite nests.
Using our state-of-the-art technology, we look for possible termite activity to any part of the timber roof members. We also:
✔ Look for high moisture readings, since these could indicate poor ventilation.
✔ We will identify any ineffective drainage, leaking pipes, leaking roofs or faulty flashings as these could also encourage termite infestation.
Termites are attracted to damp conditions and so we look for mould around basins, shower base, baths and also laundry troughs, which are primary areas where dampness is likely to start. We:
✔ Inspect all plumbing and drainage, but we also ensure that any hot water overflows are sufficiently plumbed far away from the building to minimise damp.
✔ Make sure that all timber work is structurally sound and shows no signs of hollowness, which is a main indication of the presence of termites.
BUNDLE A BUILDING AND PEST INSPECTION FOR TOTAL PURCHASE SECURITY
Combined Inspections are conducted by two highly qualified Inspectors.