A detailed inspection consists of;
• Tap testing along skirting boards, door frames and window sills.
• Using a moisture reader to check moisture levels in the wall cavities.
• Checking visual points of entry around the perimeter of the dwelling.
• Checking new and existing landscaping, e.g. trees, retaining walls,
garden beds and fences.
An inspection will assess the following:
• Evidence of timber pests and severity of damage caused
• Significant wood decay or fungi discovered.
• Assessment of sub-floor ventilation.
• Areas or situations that appear to be conducive or attractive to
subterranean termite infestation. i.e. leaking plumbing of air-con etc.
• Remedial and protective measures required
(including a quote for recommended treatment).
Here at DAP Pest Control we only complete pest inspections (because we are pest specialists), however we work with and can recommend a local builder to complete your building inspection.
By having separate pest and building inspections completed you have two inspectors on site each inspecting the property for problems within their level of expertise. A building inspector examines the property and comments on structural damage, conditions conducive to structural damage, as well as any defects in the condition of secondary and finishing elements to the property.
A pest inspector on the other hand examines the property and comments on timber pest damage. Because DAP Pest Control pest technicians complete termite treatments on a very regular basis, we are able to supply a quote to complete any recommended treatments. This means that prior to purchasing the property you will have a full understanding of the costs and process involved to eradicate and protect the home from timber pests.