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What a termite inspection involves

When you engage us to inspect your own property for termites we;

  • Spend 1.0-2.0 hours inspecting your property
  • Use specialised technology like a Termatrac device to detect activity that the human eye can’t.
  • Check for current termite activity
  • Check for past history of termites
  • Check for damage caused by termites
  • Any conducive conditions for termites

We are not only termite specialists but are also building consultants. This is important because we understand buildings and how termites can affect a building structure. We can provide advice on structural integrity issues and the best way forward to correct any damage. Most Pest Managers don’t have a background in building.

The most important thing you can do is to be diligent in managing your property which involves regular inspections.  You don’t need to be afraid you just need to have a regular inspection and stay on top of avoiding a potentially large expense. You are probably aware that termite damage is not covered by your home insurance.

One of the tools we use is a Termatrac device, which assists with detecting termite movement inside cavity walls that the eye can’t see. The red arrow on the image below is pointing to termite activity in a wall cavity. The squiggle line is the level of activity. The green arrow is pointing to a flat line, which indicates no termite activity. While it stills needs to be determined if that movement in the wall cavity is termites, it generally is a sure indication that it is.

It is important to understand that we don’t only use a Termatrac device as our only method to detect termites. The good old fashion way of crawling around in tight spaces (roof spaces and under floors), the use of moisture meters and not being afraid to get dirty is still our most preferred method.

A Termite Inspection is not recommended for home buyers, however, a Buyers Timber Pest Inspection is recommended as per the Australian Standards. If you are an owner-occupier and it has been a while since your last Termite Inspection, we would recommend a Timber Pest Inspection now and then a minimum of annual Termite Inspections thereafter.

Arrange an inspection with us now by calling 1300 767 741 or Send an enquiry or make a booking

 

What happens if termites are found

Termites are prolific, infecting around 1 out of every 3 homes in certain parts of Australia.

If one of our experts finds termites at your property, we will recommend you to a highly reputable pest management business. This removes any doubt about any perceived interest in selling pest management products.

“Thanks very much for such a thorough report. Looks like the property is a disaster zone and we wouldn’t have known. Will be avoiding that auction. You saved us probably over $100K! Money well spent.”

 Ben Strong, Queanbeyan buyer

Richard is excellent as he involves the builder and us on issues and what the better practice should be. He takes time to explain to us the technical aspects in layman’s terms and the reason.  Would have involved him right from the start if we were aware of such services. Too many cowboys in most aspects of the building industry and it’s difficult for a layman to sieve through.  Would definitely use Surety in future and recommend to others who are building their house.  Probably some form of advertisement would provide potential clients some idea of what’s available. However, the best form of advertisement is word of mouth.  Keep up the excellent work

Soo Hain Kwa, New Construction Client, ACT

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