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How Timber Pest Inspections Can Maintain Your Property’s Value

If you own a property built with timber, or are selling or purchasing one, it is highly recommended that you opt for a timber pest inspection. Doing so may save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

For owners maintaining their property, it is suggested that timber inspections be carried out regularly so that possible infestations can be detected immediately and significant damage can be avoided. For property investors and sellers, a visual timber pest inspection of a structure can help you get the best value for a property.

What is a Timber Pest Inspection?

A timber pest inspection is conducted to examine whether there are existing signs of damages and infestations of timber pests, including borers, wood decay fungi and termites. This can also help identify if there have been previous pest activities that may have resulted in structural damage, or if there are risks of future infestations.

Our technicians at Defence Pest & Building Inspection Services will thoroughly check all accessible structures and areas of the property constructed with timber and provide a report stating any findings and evidence of past or present timber pest activities, as well as the possible extent of the damage to the property.

The scope of the inspection includes walls, staircases, cupboards, flooring, door jambs, roofing, fencing, underfloor timber materials and landscape timbers. Outdoor structures made of timber, as well as trees, stumps and stored timber areas are also inspected.

A property does not need to be entirely constructed with timber and wood for a timber pest inspection to become a necessity. Any structure that uses timber materials can be vulnerable to termites, wood decaying fungi and wood borers, making pest inspections an important step in maintaining the value of your property.

Technology Used for Timber Pest Inspections

With Defence Pest & Building Inspection Services, you can be assured that we are using the latest technology in conducting building inspections. Not only will these techniques help us provide more accurate findings, most of these are also non-invasive methods, causing no surface damage on your property.

Termatrac is termite detection radar that uses a moisture and thermal sensor to track pest activities not only through timber, but also concrete, brick and plasterboard. Another technology we use is the Moisture Encounter, which measures moisture on wood and timber, allowing us to detect termite risk areas.

The Thermal Imaging Camera makes use of the infrared technology to identify areas between walls and other hidden sections of the house where there are moisture inconsistencies. By using the images provided by the device, it is easier to track possible areas of termite infestations without the need of conducting more intrusive techniques.