In addition to the standard service, your PropertySafe inspection can include a Termite-Safe inspection. This optional service can also be ordered independently at any time.
A licensed, experienced and insured Timber Pest Technician will complete a visual inspection of accessible areas of the property to detect the presence of current or previous Termite infestations. The inspection results are then detailed in a report as per the Australian Standard 4349.3 – 2010. The report focuses upon the presence or absence of termites activity and/or workings. The inspection is of the current condition of the property and is not a warranty against future attack or damage.
The Termite-Safe Report will include:
- A brief description of the property and areas that were inaccessible in order to carry out the inspection;
- Details of any past or present termite activity and workings;
- Conditions which may exist that are conducive to future termite attack.
Each Termite-Safe Report includes recommendations to remedy any infestations and/or prevent future attack which may include both chemical and non-chemical approaches.
Areas covered by a Termite-Safe inspection:
- Exterior of the building
- Interior of the building
- Sub-floor space (subject to access)
- Roof cavity (subject to access)
- Garage, carport and general outbuildings such as sheds
- Separate laundry or toilet
- Trees on the property
- Retaining walls, gates & fences, etc
Important information about termite infestations:-
- Termite inspections are recommended every 12 months. Termites are known to have destroyed the wall and roofing timbers of homes within 3 months of construction;
- Termite attacks are NOT covered by property or landlord insurance;
- The older the home the higher the probability of infestation;
- Because termites can tunnel up to 200 metres underground to find food, an attack on your property could come from a neighbouring property;
- Termites cause more damage to homes in Australia than fire, floods, storms and tempest, combined;
- A concrete slab does not reduce the risk significantly, it may be higher because sub-floor inspections are not possible.