A Termite Inspection is an inspection of your home or premises, focusing on termites, in accordance to AS3660.2. This inspection does not include other timber pests, but is the most common inspection done, as termites are the biggest ongoing threat to your Property.
Our Inspectors are qualified and experienced Timber Pest technicians. It is strongly recommended that an inspection is conducted at least annually, and in high risk situations, the period may need to be reduced to biannual inspections. Termites cause millions of dollars of damage in Australia, every year!
A Termite inspection is a thorough visual inspection of the subfloor, roof void, internal and external areas of a house or building. After the inspection is completed, you will be supplied with a Termite Inspection Report. This Report will contain information including:
- Termite damage and location
- Termite activity and location
- Identification of termite species
- Potential risks conducive to termite infestation
- Information relating to termites
- Tips on reducing the possibility of a termite infestation on your home
Inspections are performed using equipment that includes sounding equipment, moisture meters, listening devices, and thermal imaging cameras. Depending on the size and nature of the home, expect our technician(s) to take between 1 and 2 hours to complete the inspection. Our technicians are happy to answer any questions you have about the inspection and the report, and are always just a phone call away.
Richards Pest Control technicians have all completed accreditation that allows them to offer $100,000 warranties, offering their clients security and peace of mind, knowing that in the event of a termite attack, they are protected. The warranty is called Timbersafe®, and is available after a Richards Pest Control technician has completed a termite inspection of your property.
Providing we don’t find termites or signs of termite activity, we can offer you the Timbersafe® warranty for only $100! This gives you peace of mind, knowing if you should renovate and discover termite damage, or if your home is attacked by termites within the next 12 months, you are covered for up to $100,000. Your TimberSafe® Warranty can be renewed each year by having a further inspection. The Timbersure® and Timbersafe® warranties are provided by our insurer, Rapid Solutions, and you can read more about them here
Timber Pest Inspections
Timber pest inspections are inspections for Termites, Fungal Decay, Chemical delignification and Borers, in accordance with AS4349.3. It is a little more comprehensive than the termite inspection, as it covers more pests. A thorough inspection of the subfloor, roof void, internal and external areas of a house or building is conducted, and then a report is created. Our Inspectors are qualified and experienced Timber Pest technicians. The Report contains all of the information in a Termite Inspection Report, and additionally:
- Severity and location of Fungal Decay (Wood Rot)
- Borer activity and location
- Information relating to timber pests
It is important to remember that Fungal Decay is conducive to Termite attack, and should be rectified as soon as possible. Inspections are performed using equipment that includes sounding equipment, moisture meters, listening devices, and thermal imaging cameras. Depending on the size and nature of the home, expect our technician(s) to take between 1 and 2 hours to complete the inspection.