Who would have thought termites could do this to a house?
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All our property inspections and reports are executed to the highest Australian standards in accordance with AS 4349.1 and AS 4394.3
All our building and pest inspectors have over 25 years experience.
Our building and pest inspectors are fully licensed builders and can quote on the repair of any building defects and termite damage found on the property.
Building and Pest Inspections Gold Coast Brisbane and South East Queensland.
The purchase of a property or family home can be a large investment for many people.
Our Building and Pest Inspectors are:
Fully Licensed for Timber Pest and Building Inspections
Locals and experienced in the South East Queensland and Northern NSW Areas
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Make the purchase of your home or property stress free by using our professional services
We give you full details of any defects on your property evident at the time of the inspection
Inform you of conditions that could create defects in the future
Help you to get the best value for your money when you purchase a property
Why You Need A Quality Building & Pest Inspection
Your new house could be one of your most important investments. A Building & Pest Inspection helps the purchaser to:
Negotiate a lower purchase price to cover repairs of any building defects or faults are found
Put your mind at rest knowing there will not be any costly surprises with your property investment
Know your budget in advance for any future maintenance that will be required
Be aware of and defaults or illegal alterations or additions to a property or house. The council can force you to demolish illegal alterations or additions or have them certified which could be quite expensive. The value of a property with illegal extensions or additions will be less than one which is properly certified.
Myth 1 – NORMAL HOME AND CONTENTS INSURANCE WILL COVER TERMITE DAMAGE
Normal house and contents insurance does not cover termite damage.
Termites have done more damage to Australian homes over the past twenty years than fires, floods and storms combined. The insurance companies know this and exclude it from their policies.
To ensure that you don’t end up with a nasty damage repair bill and a dispute with your insurance company, your house should be regularly inspected for termites at least once a year.
If any termite activity is found in your property/home you should install an accredited termite management program by a licensed timber pest company which will guarantee their work with an effective termite insurance policy.
The majority of termites in Australia are hardwood eaters. Some termites eat both softwood and hardwood.
The most common type of termite in the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas is the nasutitermes genus of termite. These termites prefer to eat hardwood. They even move along sections of softwood beams to get to the hardwood. Coptotermes and schedorhinotermes in the region, also eat hardwood.
People who do not get a building and pest inspection of their house because it is steel framed could be making a fatal mistake, particularly in Brisbane and the Gold Coast regions.
Old tree stumps, railway sleepers, old timbers and garden bark etc laying around your property can have termite activity.
The myth is that while they are eating these timbers they will not touch your home.
It’s important to remember there could be between 2,000 and 5,000 new eggs laid every single day.
Termites are constantly traveling underground looking for new sources of food. A termite colony requires access to multiple sources of food. If they’re on your property, they’re definitely going to be searching for new food sources like your house
A termite management program should be installed around the building foot print if any termite activity/damage is found within the bounds of your property or home.
Myth 7 – A brick home on a concrete slab is always safe.
Termites can not eat brick or cement but they can easily gain access through cracks and joins to house interiors where there is usually a large food source.
Anything containing cellulose or wood like the paper back of gyprock sheeting is a great food source for termites, along with, wood furniture, timber frames, window and door architraves, vanity cabinets and kitchen cupboards.
Myth 8 – There’s no need to worry if your home has been already treated for termites.
A trained professional should do a yearly inspection of your house and property to ensure termite activity does not return.
A professionally installed termite management system tailored specifically for a property is essential.
Termite infestations can quickly return and it does not take long for a large colony to build up. Having your property inspected every year can spare your family the stress of potential damage to your most valuable investment.
Myth 10 – A Termite management program and treatment costs too much. I can do the Termite treatment myself.
Commercial termite insecticides are usually not strong enough and they have to be deployed in a particular way to take out a entire termite colony.
It is essential to target the right areas and a professional Timber Pest Inspector will know the areas that will need to be targeted on your particular property.
It is pointless to use a topical spray for Termites as termites are subterranean.
A professionally maintained termite management system by an experienced Pest Control Professional is a very low yearly cost compared with the substantial damage to your home that can be created by termites.
Our Home Owners Say
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HARRY SMITH • NEW HOME OWNER
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