As a homeowner, you understand how potentially severe a termite infestation can be. What you may not know is how the termite inspection process works, or how to get one. If you’re in Sydney and suspect your home has termites, a termite inspection in Sydney will help you be sure.
So, after scheduling, what should you expect? Are there steps you need to take to prepare for the inspection? Though preparation for a termite inspection isn’t difficult, there are things you can do to make it go more smoothly.
As an experienced building inspector, EBC has been providing Sydney homes with termite inspections for years. In this blog, we guide you through the inspection process to know what to expect as the inspector identifies and evaluates any termite problems in your home.
Before: Preparation for Termite Inspection
Communicate with the Termite Inspector
Clear communication is one of the most important things you should expect from a professional termite inspector. Regularly, inspectors handle cases similar to yours. They should be willing to answer the questions you have as the Sydney termite inspection progresses.
Inspections are almost always handled by a single professional. In most cases, the company representative who you speak to will give you the inspector’s name and let you know what type of vehicle he or she will be driving to help you avoid scams.
When the inspector arrives on your property, he is in a commercial vehicle with a company logo on the outside. The inspector should present his or her credentials when making introductions. He may also carry handheld equipment along during the evaluation, including a notebook or clipboard for recording his or her findings.
Do a Bit of Rearrangement
Make the Attic Easily Accessible
Clear the Crawl Space
Fix Your Garden
During: Expectations on Termite Inspection Sydney
During Sydney termite inspections, you can expect the inspector to spend an hour to two hours going over your property. This time frame varies depending on your property size. The inspector will look at the interior and exterior areas of your home, checking for termite infestation signs, which include damaged wood, mud tubes, droppings, and broken wings. Some technicians use a dongle, a noise-making tool, to tap the walls and check for hollow spaces created by termite damage.
The inspector will check your walls, baseboards, crawl spaces, windows, insides of closets and cabinets, and door frames. During the inspection, your inspector will also access every area of your home, including the attic and garage, and pay special attention to the kitchens, bathrooms, and utility rooms. Why? This is because subterranean termites use the places where plumbing penetrates the slab to access your home. The inspector may use tools to test the moisture levels of wood building components.
Outside your home, the inspector will look at the house’s eaves and exterior walls and examine the foundation closely. Aside from the signs of damage to the wood, the inspector will also look for mud tubes on the foundation. Having inspected the home thoroughly, the inspector will move on to the surrounding property and yard to ensure those areas are not showing any termite activity.
After: Prevent Future Termite Treatment
Remove Excess Moisture
Keep the Landscape Clean
Repair the Attic and Roof If There are Issues
Saying No to Cardboard
Be Cautious to Any Signs of a Termite Pest Infestation
Schedule an Annual Termite Inspection Sydney for Pest Control
Termite inspection Sydney professionals can detect signs of an infestation that you may have missed and can offer suggestions for termite treatment for active termite infestation or prevention against future termite invasions.
If it’s time for a termite inspection, it’s time to call us! Effective Building & Consultancy offer comprehensive termite pest inspections to ensure your home is free of termites. We can even get you in touch with pest control to ensure you can get any termites discovered cleared out quickly.
Our termite inspection report includes a detailed breakdown of every part of your property, including:
- Building Interior
- Roof Exterior
- Building Exterior
- Roof Space
- Sub-Floor Space
We look at both what’s visible, and what isn’t, using a range of specialised tools such as thermal imaging for termite detection. This way, we can provide you with a report that shows exactly where the termites are, complete with pictures and our recommendations on how to deal with them. We operate throughout Sydney, NSW, as well as its suburbs. We also offer pest inspection services. Call now to book your termite inspection and get a full report in as little as 48 hours from your call.