Termite Inspections

Termites damage Brisbane homes, ensure you use a licensed Termite Inspection company like The Pest Company Brisbane, we are here to assist.

TPC® – The best defense you have is using a reputable Termite Inspection company that cares about your property.

termite inspections brisbane Thermal Camera used on Every Inspection

You Get experts – The Pest Company Brisbane are QBCC Licensed and experienced inspectors, we will provide a detailed Termite Inspection & written report with photos.

 All our Inspections are in accordance with;

  • Visual Termite Inspection in Accordance with AS3660.2
  • Timber Pest Inspection in Accordance with AS4349.3

“If Booking in a Termite Inspection with us, be sure to ask us about booking in your General Pest Control Service at the same time and “Save $50.00″ off the normal rates”

We guarantee we will inspect every available inch of your home in accordance with Australian Standards and yes, we inspect your roof void.

Termite inspections involve the use of a thermal imaging camera.

brisbane termite inspector Moisture Meter used on every inspection

Termite Inspections should be carried out atleast every 6 – 12 months to help manage the Home from Termite ingress.

Important: Inspections do not stop Termites!

A Termite Management System to protect against a termite infestation is necessary to protect your home.

Your report will detail visual areas of:

  • Termite activity
  • Termite workings and damage
  • Termite nests
  • Susceptible areas
  • Conducive areas and conditions
  • Drainage problems & water leaks
  • Wood rot found (Timber Decay)
  • Suspected trees and stumps
  • Treatments required
  • Recommendations to protect your home
  • And many other areas to help you ensure a well managed property !inspecting for evidence of termites

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Termite Inspection Finds Nest In Wall Cavity

On Most houses the average cost for Termite damage repairs is estimated at around $10-$20,000 dollars, some even reaching $40-$50,000 dollars.

With regular inspections, any termite attack can be reduced before the damage becomes severe. Even after we have removed and or treated a colony, there is always the chance of another colony taking its place, this is when The Pest Company Brisbane take control and put in place under your approval a Termite Management System that will protect the property. There are many different types of protection available to suit your home, Call us to book in your termite inspection and receive your free Termite Management Proposal – 1300 55 2234.

image Andre identifying mass damage in Brisbane’s West termite inspection Brisbane Termite entry lead underneath the house

Visual Termite entry point shown above. Although evident in the above photo, it’s easily missed if your not crawling around under the house. Be sure to get your house inspected by a Professional Company like TPC®.

 

Termite Inspections: Roof Void

A serious part of your termite inspection is the roof void, it’s normally hot, dirty and difficult, however we take on this responsibility to ensure a thorough visual inspection in the roof void if access permits. We simply do our best within the situation provided. As nearly 90% of homes have insulation this makes our job extremely difficult as the standards states we can only access areas that are safe, due to crawl space accessibility. We really enjoy our work but we really must take precaution during our work activities, the last thing you or TPC want is an injury in the roof void. Foil insulation and asbestos sheeting prevent us accessing the roof void due to safety precautions.

image Gary our Building Inspector at all times doing a thorough inspection

 

Termite Inspections: Exposed Slab Edge Homes

The Smallest of things when dealing with Termites can be the start to an expensive exercise. The Soil levels/gardens around a home are required to be underneath all weep holes on external walls by 75mm, Slab edges on Monolithic slabs need to be clear, 75mm above ground levels. Take a look at the below photo of how gardens and high soil levels provide termites with concealed Termite entry. The external weatherboard is in ground contact, the mulch  and soil are covering the weatherboard and the slab that should be exposed 75mm above ground level.

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Brisbane termite inspections * Termite Barrier –  Exposed Slab Edge used as a Termite Physical Barrier – This Picture shows how the path has now breached the inspection zone of the exposed slab edge. The Weep holes in the external wall should also be exposed 75mm above ground level (at least 1 brick level)

* Termite Management AS3660.1-2014. – Exposed slab edge, This photo perfectly shows how an exposed slab edge is supposed to be set up. The slab acts as a visual barrier to prevent concealed termite entry.  The slab edge above must be exposed 75mm above ground level at all times to allow for visual inspections to be carried out to the slab perimeter which complies as a Termite Management system in accordance with AS3660.1-2014.

Treated Timbers used in the construction of Homes are great for reducing the effects of Termite damage to structural timbers, But Termites still will have eat treated timbers in some situations – See photo below

    * Treated Timber Damage by Termites, Who said Termites don’t eat treated timber!! 

 

 

 

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