Timber Pest Inspections

One of the smallest creatures can cause the biggest problems for your property. Small termites can quietly cause significant damage to your property that you won’t be able to detect until it’s too late.

Avoid putting your investment on the line by arranging for a timber pest inspection before purchasing a home. You may have suspicions that your existing dwelling is overrun with termites or pests, so put your mind at ease and get to the bottom of this as soon as you can. As there is no way to predict the outcome of a termite infestation you can safely assume you may be subject expensive damage that will not always be covered by your insurance.
Obtaining an inspector will save you tens, if not hundreds of thousand dollars down the line and give you invaluable peace of mind, allowing you to take the necessary actions at protecting your assets.

Our inspectors have years of experience dealing with pests and termites and can spot these tiny critters, using digital thermal imagery technology and expert knowledge. Considering that many home insurance plans will not cover you for pest and termite protection you could be wasting valuable time and money not getting this checked.

A pest inspection includes finding live termite or previous activity and any condition can increase the risk of future termite attack. An inspector will provide a comprehensive report abouta completed building inspection for termite management systems or infestation.

 

The purpose of a pest inspection in a building is to assess the following:

  • Evidence of timber pests: we will provide you with real evidence that these critters exist. If you are purchasing a home, you will want to this evidence for your records.
  • Severity of damage caused by the pests: you cannot make repairs if you are unaware of the scale of work required. Our inspectors can expertly assess the damage and advise you of the next steps.
  • Susceptibility of building to infestation by pests:Our inspectors can assess the likelihood of a building being subject to pest.
  • Remedial and protective measures required:All our inspectors are highly experienced and can expertly advise you of the best way to protect your home.
  • If further investigations are required:If your pest infestation require further investigation; we can advise this. Perhaps your home is to be the subject of a tribunal matter. Let us help you determine this and give you our honest advice.

Each Timber Pest investigation carefully follows the Australian Standard, as this is the usual practice for all our inspectors. They are trained professionally to detect what most would not be able to see, call us today to see how we can help you.

In many residential areas of Australia, termites are a huge problem. If you’re buying a home, an independent termite inspection will ensure the property is free from any termite damage. After you buy the home, you can book in for regular inspections to protect your investment.

The final cost of your termite inspection will depend on the size of your home. Call Owner Inspections for an accurate quote for an inspection at your property.

If your home passes the termite inspection, your report will be good for up to twelve months unless otherwise noted. In some areas where termites are highly active, your inspection report may be valid for less than twelve months.

 

The termite inspection will take 1-2 hours to complete. For the best results, it is recommended that your home is clean and all access points are free from debris. The inspector will examine the exterior and interior of your home. If your home is on stumps, the inspector may require access underneath your home. During the visual inspection, the inspector will look for the tell-tale signs of termites, including droppings, mud tubes, damaged wood, and insect body parts (e.g., dropped wings).

During the interior inspections, we’ll investigate all common areas of attack for termites. These areas include baseboards, window sills, door frames, and crawl spaces. Particular attention will be paid to the wet areas of your home as termites will often get into your home where the plumbing goes through a cement slab.

When inspectors focus on the exterior, they’ll check the eaves and foundation. They’ll check all wood structures for signs of termite damage and will check for any mud tubes around the foundations. After the home has been cleared, the inspector will examine the surrounding grounds looking for any signs of termite damage.

 

At Owner Inspections, you can book for one of our qualified inspectors to complete a termite inspection. If you are buying a home, then a termite inspection (along with a building inspection) is highly recommended.

Timber Pest Inspections

One of the smallest creatures can cause the biggest problems for your property. Small termites can quietly cause significant damage to your property that you won’t be able to detect until it’s too late.

Avoid putting your investment on the line by arranging for a timber pest inspection before purchasing a home. You may have suspicions that your existing dwelling is overrun with termites or pests, so put your mind at ease and get to the bottom of this as soon as you can. As there is no way to predict the outcome of a termite infestation you can safely assume you may be subject expensive damage that will not always be covered by your insurance.
Obtaining an inspector will save you tens, if not hundreds of thousand dollars down the line and give you invaluable peace of mind, allowing you to take the necessary actions at protecting your assets.

Our inspectors have years of experience dealing with pests and termites and can spot these tiny critters, using digital thermal imagery technology and expert knowledge. Considering that many home insurance plans will not cover you for pest and termite protection you could be wasting valuable time and money not getting this checked.

What Is a Timber Pest Inspection?

A pest inspection includes finding live termite or previous activity and any condition can increase the risk of future termite attack. An inspector will provide a comprehensive report abouta completed building inspection for termite management systems or infestation.

 

The purpose of a pest inspection in a building is to assess the following:

  • Evidence of timber pests: we will provide you with real evidence that these critters exist. If you are purchasing a home, you will want to this evidence for your records.
  • Severity of damage caused by the pests: you cannot make repairs if you are unaware of the scale of work required. Our inspectors can expertly assess the damage and advise you of the next steps.
  • Susceptibility of building to infestation by pests:Our inspectors can assess the likelihood of a building being subject to pest.
  • Remedial and protective measures required:All our inspectors are highly experienced and can expertly advise you of the best way to protect your home.
  • If further investigations are required:If your pest infestation require further investigation; we can advise this. Perhaps your home is to be the subject of a tribunal matter. Let us help you determine this and give you our honest advice.

Each Timber Pest investigation carefully follows the Australian Standard, as this is the usual practice for all our inspectors. They are trained professionally to detect what most would not be able to see, call us today to see how we can help you.

 

Termite Inspections

 

In many residential areas of Australia, termites are a huge problem. If you’re buying a home, an independent termite inspection will ensure the property is free from any termite damage. After you buy the home, you can book in for regular inspections to protect your investment.

How often should I have a termite inspection?

Many people will only think they need a termite inspection when buying a home that is more than ten years old. Unfortunately, this type of thinking can mean you may buy a home that could be exposed to termites. If you’re buying a home, you should hire an inspector to conduct a thorough termite inspection (which can often be combined with a building inspection). After your termite inspection is completed, you’ll have a clear idea if the home has any damage caused by termites. If you go through with the purchase, you can have the home inspected every twelve months. Regular inspections are the best method for avoiding the high cost of repairing damages caused by termites.

If termites are detected in your home and then exterminated, you’ll need to make appropriate repairs to the property. In a home where termite was found, it is recommended that an inspection is conducted every six months to ensure reinfestation does not occur. However, if you opt to install a termite barrier system (as found in many newly built homes), you’ll only require annual inspections.

What is the average cost of a termite inspection?

If you’re booking a termite inspection for the first time, you can budget $250-$350. However, the final cost of your termite inspection will depend on the size of your home. Call Owner Inspections for an accurate quote for an inspection at your property.

How long is a termite inspection good for?

If your home passes the termite inspection, your report will be good for up to twelve months unless otherwise noted. In some areas where termites are highly active, your inspection report may be valid for less than twelve months.

How is a termite inspection done?

The termite inspection will take 1-2 hours to complete. For the best results, it is recommended that your home is clean and all access points are free from debris. The inspector will examine the exterior and interior of your home. If your home is on stumps, the inspector may require access underneath your home. During the visual inspection, the inspector will look for the tell-tale signs of termites, including droppings, mud tubes, damaged wood, and insect body parts (e.g., dropped wings).

During the interior inspections, we’ll investigate all common areas of attack for termites. These areas include baseboards, window sills, door frames, and crawl spaces. Particular attention will be paid to the wet areas of your home as termites will often get into your home where the plumbing goes through a cement slab.

When inspectors focus on the exterior, they’ll check the eaves and foundation. They’ll check all wood structures for signs of termite damage and will check for any mud tubes around the foundations. After the home has been cleared, the inspector will examine the surrounding grounds looking for any signs of termite damage.

Where to get a termite inspection?

At Owner Inspections, you can book for one of our qualified inspectors to complete a termite inspection. If you are buying a home, then a termite inspection (along with a building inspection) is highly recommended.

Timber Pest Inspections

One of the smallest creatures can cause big problems for your property. 

Avoid putting your investment on the line by arranging for a timber pest inspection before purchasing a new home. This will save you hundreds, if not thousands, down the line and give you invaluable peace of mind.

Our inspectors have years of experience dealing with pests and termites and can spot these tiny critters, which could cause damage to your home.

What is a pest inspection?

A pest inspection includes pre-slab and perimeter soil treatment of sites for termite control. An inspector will provide advice and/or a report about, a completed building for termite management systems or infestation.

The purpose of a timber pest inspection in a building is to assess the following:

  • Evidence of timber pests.
  • Severity of damage caused by timber pests
  • Susceptibility of building to infestation by timber pests
  • Remedial and protective measures required
  • Further investigations required

What is the role of australian standards?

It is recommended that the pre-purchase inspection report will be in accordance with the Australian Standard AS4349.1-2007. When a termite inspection report is undertaken it should comply with Australian Standard AS4349.3–2010.

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Lisa Skinner
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I am absolutely thrilled with the professional service I ave received from the whole team at Owner Inspections. From Des who provided my initial quote, one that is far more competitive than any of the other 3 I got, to the team at bookings who have been responsive and flexible to my communications and requirements. Finally my actual on site inspector Ty has been professional with an excellent eye for detail. I can not recommend these guys highly enough, and firmly believe it is a very sound investment for my build. Thank you all so much. Lisa
Vishal Ranjan
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We hired them after a bit of research and recommendation from a friend, who also had great experience with them. They also advice you with proper response if builder pushes back on any of the rectification request. Our experience with them is pleasant and I believe their service is value for money. They are professional, very responsive and respond to queries promptly.
Nagaraj A.H
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They have done extremely well by identifying all the faults. Professional and very friendly! I would like to choose them all the time! I have done multiple house inspections while searching for the house and always my go to inspectors for all the building inspections....Cost is also reasonable and competitive. Also helped in allocating resources during the given time, since existing tenant has given some odd timings.

Special thanks once again, for doing a great job from Owner inspection company side on my inspections.
Trevayne
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Highly recommend owner inspections as your private inspector. They were very helpful and informative from the get go and always responded to any queries very promptly, even after business hours. Their price was very competitive and had a few perks that other companies didn’t have. Will definitely use them in future! Thanks guys
JET A
JET A
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The team is very accommodating to changes in inspection schedules. The inspection reports are well written and I am glad to have asked them to do 3 inspections for my house - frame, lock -up, and fixing. I'd recommend you talk to them to get a price bundle on inspections.
Tofique Tambawala
Tofique Tambawala
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I recently got the pre pour slab steel review done. The process was really smooth. The inspector was very friendly and explained everything nicely. Report was nice with photographs. And there was good support after as well for defect fixes
Hariharan V
Hariharan V
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I’ve really had a pleasant experience with Owners Inspection. First of all Des has been wonderful calm and patient in answering all my queries and Yilmaz has been excellent with the inspection done. Got the report very next day morning and most of the corrections were already done. Would certainly recommend.
mary ann cortez
mary ann cortez
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They have high quality reports. I am building with Carlisle Homes and they acknowledge their reports. No issues. Very easy to deal with. Highlights will be the customer service and timely reports. I availed all Stages inspection and it is worth it especially if you do not have A) time B) know how in construction.
khyati dogra
khyati dogra
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The frame inspection was professionally carried out. The inspector was quite meticulous and did a great job. The report was detailed to pick up the defects. My partner and I are satisfied with the service provided.
JET A
JET A
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The team is very accommodating to changes in inspection schedules. The inspection reports are well written and I am glad to have asked them to do 3 inspections for my house - frame, lock -up, and fixing. I'd recommend you talk to them to get a price bundle on inspections.
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