Pest Inspections

The Quiet Achievers!

In Melbourne, termites, wood borers and fungal decay cause silent and expensive   damage to residential homes. Your building inspector in Melbourne will investigate, identify and report on evidence of any timber pest activity. We look for any existing or previous timber pest problems. We also future proof your home by reporting on any conditions that could expose the property to future infestation.

Left untreated termites can cause tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home. And guess what else? Your home insurance most likely doesn’t cover those repairs!

Timber pests only require a tiny space of a few millimetres to get inside your property and silently eat the structural timber. Many municipalities around Melbourne have been officially designated as areas within which all houses, buildings and structures are subject to termite infestation.

Your Building Inspector understands the environmental factors that can increase the likelihood of termite attack, and increase the risk to your property.

Our Pest and Termite Inspection is conducted in full compliance with Australian Standard 4349.3 The standard ensures that we inspect the following areas:

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Avoid Timber Pest Attack!

A pro-active and preventative approach will eliminate termites and other types of pest.
Your written condition report will highlight the susceptibility of termite & timber pest infestation at your property. Identifying live nests, past activity and prevailing conditions will give you the knowledge and peace of mind to decide the best course of action.

Exterior

  • Overflow pipes are kept well away from the exterior walls of the premises
  • Identify any plumbing features that could either release water. Plumbing that is located too close to the outer walls of the property.
  • Ventilation airflow is free from the build-up from garden bed soil and that drainage adequate and correctly located for prevention.
  • Boundary fences, trees or outbuildings are inspected for indication of existing termite infestation. Assess areas to be kept dry and clean for prevention of future water ingress.

Interior

  • Identify mould in wet areas since these can be possible havens for termites and wood borers.
  • We check for leaks from water and drainage pipes.  Dampness encourages termite infestation.
  • Thermal Imaging Technology examines exposed timber for indications of infestation.

Roof Void

  • Investigation of this structurally vital element of the house – the internal roof structure.
  • We ensure adequate ventilation is present and that moisture content is at acceptable levels

Sub-Floor

  • Report on any waste material that has been left behind that may attract an infestation.
  • As with the roof, it is vital that moisture and ventilation levels are verified, and ensure obstructions are reported upon that could encourage future infestations.
  • Any indications of water leakage from the wet areas will be included as an important preventative measure.
  • Adequate drainage and weep hole ventilation in brickwork are highlighted where required in the report. Soil build-ups or other obstructions can also bring about conditions leading to infestation.

During a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection we inspect:

  • Interior of the building
  • Exterior of the building
  • Ceilings
  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Windows and Window Frames
  • Doors and Door Frames
  • Plastering
  • Painting
  • Bathrooms, En-suites, Kitchen, Laundry, WC
  • Stairs
  • Balustrades and Handrails
  • Toilets
  • Baths
  • Shower recess
  • Basins
  • Taps
  • Bench tops
  • Cabinets
  • Tiling
  • Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings
  • Hot Water Units
  • Rising Damp
  • Moisture in wet areas
  • Roof space framing structures
  • Roof coverings
  • Gutters
  • Skylights
  • Vents and Flues
  • Flashings
  • Valleys
  • Eaves
  • Fascias and Barges
  • Downpipes
  • Insulation
  • Downlight safety
  • Sarking
  • Subfloor supports
  • Ventilation
  • Drainage
  • Piers
  • Exterior walls including Cladding
  • Lintels
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Pergolas
  • Decking
  • Patios
  • Balconies
  • With in 30m of the house and within the boundaries of the site
  • Fencing
  • Retaining walls
  • Paths
  • Driveways and water drainage
  • Garages
  • Sheds
  • Detached Laundry