Our Termite Inspection Benowa Team is now offering a 12 month termite inspection warranty Protecting yourself from Termites & White Ants starts in Benowa with a thorough Termite Inspection.
Our Termite Inspection Benowa Team is now offering a 12 month termite inspection warranty!Although highly intelligent pests, there are certain characteristics to Australian Termites that gives our Termite Inspection Benowa Team a good idea on how and where they are going to attack your home. The Termite (also known as White Ants) loves two things, timber and moisture and unfortunately most houses in Benowa have ample of both. The most common areas which receive the most Termite Damage are the bathroom, the laundry and kitchen. Why? Because they are wet areas and most likely have moisture issues.
Poor ventilation to subfloors, inadequate or damaged drainage around the property or air conditioners and hot water services overflow leaking to the ground create conducive environments, perfect for Termites and other timber pests. With Termites eating timber from the inside out, by the time you discover them the Termite Damage can be substantial.
Conducive Termite Environments found by our Termite Inspection Benowa Team
Examples of Conducive Termite Environments. Trees/Gardens against the house. Hot water system overflow leaking onto the ground. Our Termite Inspection Benowa Team will advise if you have any.
Understanding Termites is just the start of why Certified Home Inspections can offer such thorough Termite Inspections in Benowa. Each Termite Inspector carries an array of State-Of-The-Art equipment that includes a Thermal Imaging Camera. The Thermal Camera is included in all our Termite Inspections at no extra charge and gives us a better idea of what is happening in those walls. A well established Termite nest will radiate heat but what we are mostly trying to find here is again, moisture. Termites themselves are composed of 90 % liquid and there would be 100's if not 1000's of them in or around the nest.
This surprisingly doesn't make the nest anymore easier to find as they are normally hidden in confined areas protected from predators. The problem is that if we find a nest, depending upon the specie, it may only be a sub-nest.
Where do we look in a Benowa Termite Inspection?
All our Termite Inspectors are agile enough to enter roof spaces and under floor areas (Subfloor). These areas are crucial inspection zones as they make the perfection environment for Termite Nests. An inspection from the man hole is no substitute for a thorough roof/ceiling space inspection!
Areas included in the White Ant (Termite) Inspection are;
The subfloor inspection is one of the most important areas to inspect in a Termite Inspection Benowa.
The Subfloor is one of the most important areas of a Termite Inspection.
- Roof Space
- Timber Elements in Roof Space (Trusses, Joists etc)
- Timber architraves
- Timber Joinery
- Windows and Door Jambs
- External Timber Elements to House
- Landscaping (Retaining Walls & Garden Edging)
We use an array of Termite Inspections ToolsOut Termite Inspection Benowa Team will use a Thermal Camera on every Inspection
- Thermal Imaging Camera - For detecting moisture that is hidden to the naked eye and Termite Activity
- Acoustic Probe - For hearing the change in sound in timber which can help identify hollowed timber (Termite Damage)
- Sensitive Digital Moisture Meter - For picking up areas of high moisture, past the normal threshold for a house.
- High Resolution Digital Camera - for taking photos of areas of concern
- Borescope - Long cabled Digital Camera to look into walls and voids for Termite Damage or Activity.
- Digital Reporting Software - To log all areas of concern and create the report onsite
I've found Termites, do I need a Termite Inspection?
Yes, is the answer. We will need to check the extend of the Termite Activity and how the Termites have entered your house. We need to find out if there is a Termite Nest or a Termite Sub Nest in your house or around your yard. This is where industry experience and modern equipment is needed. .
The Termite Inspection (also known as a White Ant Inspection) will bring up conducive conditions around your home which can be fixed to lower the chance of termites later on. This lowers your Termite Risk Factor. More information about conducive environments can be found on our Termite Barrier Page.
A Termite Treatment is fairly inexpensive and would normally range from $200 to $600. Remember if you do find Termites at your place do not disturb them. Good contact with a premium chemical (Termidor) is needed for effective treatment.
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To stay on top of Foraging Termites we strongly recommend an Annual Termite Inspection. All our Termite Inspectors have years of experience and carry a range of high tech Termite Inspection Tools which include a Thermal Imaging Camera. Call our Termite Inspection Benowa Team to arrange a quick quote and a convenient Inspection time.