Things you need to know when an Inspection is carried out
Termites, borers and wood decay fungi can severely damage a property. Repairs can run into tens of thousands of dollars.
However, it is often difficult to inspect houses. To inspect for Timber Pests, the inspector needs good access to all timbers within the structure. This is obviously impossible in most cases therefore; you need a professional who can;
- Advise you upon the degree of risk of subterranean Termite Infestation to your property.
- Inform you of the areas that cannot be inspection and the potential risk from a failure to inspect.
- Give you advise on conditions that are conducive to timber pest attack and how these conditions can be rectified to better protect your home.
- Provide you with recommendations on a suitable pest management program in accordance with Australian Standards.
Everyone has heard of horror stories of houses with damage from Timber Pests that someone has failed to detect. So when you appoint a Timber Pest Inspector to perform an inspection of your property or a property you are considering purchasing, make sure you are using an inspector that is insured. Unfortunately, less than 50% of the Pest Management Industry in Australia is uninsured Asking for your inspectors Certificate of Currency and their Timbersafe Accreditation, makes sure their insurance status can be confirmed.
This is why Pestworx is covered by Australia's leading and most comprehensive Pest Control Industry insurer Pacific International Insurance Limited.
Warranty Termite Inspections
Since the inception of physical barriers and reticulation systems used to protect all new buildings, there are some things homeowners should be aware about.
One of those is the need to carry out regular Termite Inspections to maintain and to validate the Termite Barrier Warranty. These inspections need to be carried out annually or less. After the inspection, this will activate your warranty for another 12 months. All Termite Management Systems come with Warranties varying from 10 years to 50 years, so make sure you don’t get caught out.
Annual Termite Inspections
The best way to protect your biggest investment is to have regular Termite Inspections carried out on your home by a licensed Timbersafe Accredited inspector. By doing this, if termites enter your home or you renovate and discover termite damage, you don’t have to panic because you will be covered by the Timbersafe Warranty.
Buying a home can be fraught with problems. There are many details to take care of. In addition, you have to be sure you are not buying someone else’s problems. You don’t want to encounter any nasty surprises or expensive repairs when you settle in. Evidence of Timber Pest damage and activity is encountered in 1 in every 3 homes. Termites alone can cause more than $80 million in damage each year to Australian homes. It is vital that you have a Professional Timber Pest Inspection performed before you decide to buy.