Melbourne House Check conduct building and pest inspections and termite inspections Melbourne wide. Termites are extremely destructive creatures. They colonize from a central nest and travel underground sourcing cellulose material in timber to eat. Often they enter houses undetected and constantly eat while travelling back to the nest, which is usually underground in the root of a nearby tree.
House owners generally don’t know termites are active in their house until considerable damage is done. Termite inspections can reveal this quickly. Unfortunately, house insurance doesn’t cover termite damage, which is why termite inspections every 6 to 12 months is vital, especially for termite access in sub floors. If a house is built on a concrete slab it is important to thoroughly check the slab’s perimeter for termite entry, which is noticeable by a small mud lead.Our termite and pest inspections in Melbourne will identify and report on evidence of timber pest activity and/or damage caused by termites, borers and fungal decay. We look for any previous timber pest problems and report on any conditions that make the property more susceptible to timber pests. For example, timbers in contact with the ground and excessive moisture sources, such as leaks from showers and any plumbing defects. We also use the Termatrac T3i to assist us in identifying termites. This tool is the most advanced termite detection device in the world. With radar detection, thermal sensor plus an accurate moisture sensor, the 3-in-1 device is the ultimate in detecting these damaging insects.
Our inspectors are fully registered and insured pest inspectors with loads of experience who will search the house in order to give you peace of mind.
During our pest and termite inspections in Melbourne, we check for evidence of:
- live termites in all timber materials, including sub floor, roof space, internal rooms and external walls
- termite activity (including workings) and / or damage in all building materials, including sub floor stumps and walls
- a possible previous termite management program
- chemical delignification damage around entire building
- fungal decay activity and / or damage in all timber materials
- wood borer activity and / or damage
- conditions conducive to timber pest attack, most importantly in subfloor and around perimeter of building
- major safety hazards
- excessive moisture in all areas of the house
- adequate sub floor ventilation
- bridging of termite barriers in subfloor space and around perimeter of building
- untreated or non-durable timber used in a hazardous environment
Don’t Let Termite Inspection Cost Undermine Your Property Investment
Termites never sleep. They chew through wood 24 hours per day and can cause serious structural damage to a building in a very short time without detection. In Victoria, nearly one in three homes has some form of termite damage. Termites often have a nest in tree roots near a house and tunnel underground to reach the building where they eat away wooden beams and trusses.
By the time you see mud tunnels, a sizeable amount of structural timbers may already be destroyed. Compared to the fee for structural repairs, termite inspection cost is a small price to pay.
Before you purchase a property in Melbourne, request a property inspection from Melbourne House Check, including a thorough investigation for signs of termite damage. We use the latest technology to detect pests inside walls and inaccessible areas. The Termatrac T3i sensor device enables our operators to detect termites through walls by radar, thermal, and humidity soundings without the need to dismantle structures. This means that you won’t need to add the cost of sight-hole damage to your termite inspection cost.
A thorough property inspection by a licenced operator is essential when a property changes hands. Both insurance companies and banks providing loans require a property inspection report as part of the documentation for transfer of ownership. However, pest inspection is not always part of the report: in most cases, the seller of a property is responsible for submitting a property inspection report.
As a buyer, it is in your best interest to ensure pest inspection is included in the report. Contact Melbourne House Check today to enquire about termite inspection cost.
If you are concerned about a possible termite infestation in your home, or are buying a new home and want peace of mind contact us for the most reliable building and termite inspection Melbourne has to offer.
Call 1300 729 352
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