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Pre-purchase timber pest inspection Sydney

pre-purchase timber pest inspection Sydney

pre-purchase timber pest inspection Sydney
pre-purchase timber pest inspection Sydney

 

 

We all know that when you are buying a home it can be quite daunting, our minds keep racing, what if this home has termites or structural damage.

 

With all the excitement there can be confusion too. A lot of new home buyers are not aware of what needs to be done when buying a new home.

 

Did you know that as a prospective buyer that when you ask for the contract of sale from the real estate agent that you are considering buying your new home from they must inform you about any previous timber pest inspection reports that may have been commissioned by either the owner of the dwelling or by the real estate agent themselves. You may in fact be able to negotiate the price to favour your way with the pre-existing pre-purchase pest inspection report.

 

With a pre-purchase inspection there are two parts:

 

  1. Pre-Purchase Timber Pest Inspection (pest controller)
  2. Pre- Purchase Building Inspection (Builder)

 

Each pre-purchase timber inspection that is carried out by Redline Pest Control will be in accordance to Australian Standards – AS 4349.1 – pre-purchase inspections.

 

What is a pre-purchase timber pest inspection?

 

A pre-purchase timber pest inspection is an initial inspection when a prospective buyer is interested in a property they will source out a pest controller to conduct a pre-purchase timber pest inspection to ascertain whether their new home has been hit with active termites, borers, previous damage due to either one of those, mould, dampness, drainage, and the list goes on. You will receive a coloured multipage report which includes photos, recommendations on how to reduce the risk for termites, what is a risk to your potential new home.

 

When your Redline Pest Control inspector arrives he will be on the lookout for termites and borers.

 

Redline Pest Control pest inspector will inspect the following areas of the dwelling that you are considering buying:

 

  • Roof voids
  • Subfloors
  • All internal areas
  • All external areas
  • Water drainage
  • Toxic materials
  • Wiring
  • Mould
  • Foundations
  • Fence lines/garden beds
  • Trees
  • Out buildings
  • Retaining walls
  • Driveways and pathways

 

What are the major reasons why you should invest in obtaining a pre-purchase timber pest inspection before you consider your finances into the property.

 

  • Awareness

Just visiting the premises will not help you ascertain if there is no termite/structural damage in the premises you are going to purchase.

A full timber pest inspection needs to be carried-out, so you know of any issues that you may not see with the naked eye.

  • Value assessment

Pre-purchase timber pest inspection will play an important role in the final assessment in the true value of the premises you are intending to purchase.

Pest/timber issues are not always resolved easily and can be quite costly.

If you think that the property seems a bit overpriced, you can negotiate a better price with the vendor based on the reports from your pest timber inspection report.

  • Unseen flaws

Redline Pest Controls timber pest inspectors can help identify any unseen flaws of a premises before purchasing the premises as there is always something that may need rectifying.

A pre-purchase timber pest inspection can help locate any unseen flaws that the premises may have and bring them to the attention of the potential buyer to provide them with all of the information on that premises required to know the true depth of any pest/timber issues and how the timber/pest problems can be resolved in a quick and swift manner.

  • Knowledge of the overall investment on the premises

A pre-purchase timber pest inspection can help you negotiate a better price with the vendor if there are pre-existent timber/pest issues.

Did you know that if there is any timber/pest issues and that you may need to invest in resolving these issues financially that you can negotiate the price of sale due to these flaws in the premises you are about to buy.

  • Aid in Negotiations in purchasing your new premises

Pre-purchase pest/timber inspection reports help to gain knowledge of the true value of the premises you are about to buy. They can help aid you a better price negotiation with the vendor to help you acquire a better deal for your new premises.

  • Buy with confidence

A pre-purchase timber pest inspection helps you ascertain whether you have made the right decision on purchasing your new premises.

 

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Further Reading:

Pre-Purchase Inspections Sydney

Termites in Australia!

What can you do to help prevent termites in and around your home

SIGNS YOU MIGHT HAVE TERMITES!

Why choose Redline Pest Control for your pest and termite services?

SIGNS YOU MIGHT HAVE TERMITES!

Signs of termites

 

 

 

Whether you have just bought your dream home, have an investment property or you’ve been in your home for a lifetime it is important to always have termite’s inspection done on your property. Inspections by Australian Standards is every twelve months or if you are in a bushy area than inspections are every six months.

 

In between inspections there are little inspection routines you can do to reduce the risk of termites making your home their new home.

 

What are steps that you can do in or around your home to reduce the risk factor of termites eating through your biggest investment.

 

  • Do mini inspections and check for any changes in and around your home.
  • Go around your premises and remove any timber landscaping post and sleepers.
  • Remove timbers and other debris that are in your subfloor.
  • Seal any cracks and crevices in and around your home.
  • Fix any leaking pipes in and around your home.
  • Remove any wood chippings in your landscaping area.
  • If you have a section for firewood or untreated timber I highly recommend that the firewood and untreated timber be removed from your premises.
  • Divert any water sources away from your home.
  • Reduce humidity in your subfloor by installing a crossflow ventilation fan.
  • Pruning of bushes and heavy foliage around your home.
  • Get a ladder and check your gutters and remove any debris that maybe in your gutters.
  • Remove any dead tree stumps or old diseased trees from your premises.
  • Make sure that any water overflow pipes and air-conditioning pipes are directed away from your home.
  • Remove any moisture in and around your home, there are special machines such as a dehumidifier that works great.
  • Replace or repair damage shingles, fascia, and soffits.

 

Please note that if you have found termites do not disturb them as by disturbing the termites will cause the termites to move underground and pop up in a new location in your home making it harder for the termite technician to ascertain how bad the termite infestation is in your home and possibly won’t be able to get a termite colony.

 

 

What are some of the signs that you can look out for when It comes to termites in and around your home?

 

  • Mud leads protruding through fibro, gyprock, and other timbres in and around your home.
  • Blistering of paint or plaster from your walls or ceiling.
  • Mud tunnels coming from subfloors up the through cracks and crevices.
  • Floors and ceilings are sagging.
  • Timbers appear to be hollow.
  • Fine dust where there is wood panelling.
  • Power failure.
  • Termite mounds that appear to look like ant mounds.
  • Decaying trees that have been eaten by termites.

 

What does Redline Pest Control do when carrying out a termite inspection on your home?

 

When a Redline Pest Control comes to your home he will spend some time with you asking you questions before he carries out the inspection. Communication is very vital for us as we love to build a report with our clients.

 

A termite inspection is a visual inspection for evidence of wood-destroying insects such as termites or could even be borers.

 

 

Redline Pest Control technician will visually inspect your entire your home including entering any sub-floors, basements and roof voids and external perimeter of your property. 

 

 

How long does a termite inspection take?  

 

The average time it would take to perform a termite inspection is approximately one to two hours depending on the size of your premises.

 

Can termites still active in colder climates?  

 

Yes, termites are still active in cold weather, it does not kill them but it does slow them down.

 

Could there be hidden termite damage to my property? 

 

 

 

Yes, one of the main characteristics of termites is their ability to avoid bright lights and open air. This means they will stay underground or within wood products as open air and light will kill them.

 

Unfortunately, it is impossible for a Redline Pest Control technician to visually identify or locate any active termites just by looking around your property.

 

Your Redline Pest Control technician will go around your premises with a donger and will tap all timbers, door jams, skirting boards, and architraves to listen out for any hollowness or if it breaks away due to termites. Each time a Redline Pest Control technician taps these surfaces he will hear noises and will be able to ascertain just by sound if there is something behind where he taps.

 

Redline Pest Control will use other devices to ensure that we get the most out of your termite inspection.

 

Moisture meters will determine if there are high levels of moisture behind wall cavities. Unfortunately, when you have termites they will bring moisture to any wood which is behind your walls or windowsills.

 

Termatrac T3i is a machine your technician will use in your home when conducting a termite inspection.

 

 

Your Redline Pest Control technician pairs the Termatrac T3i with his phone and will place the Termatrac T3i to the surface of walls to ascertain whether there is activity behind the wall. If there is activity behind the wall the Termatrac T3i will indicate this by the increase of heat and humidity in that area. Once the Termatrac T3i has picked up the heat and moisture he will than press a button on his device which will switch over to radar mode which will then show a graph with the level of activity of any termite’s present.

 

Once your termite inspection has been completed your technician will advise you of any termites found or what you could do to reduce the risk of termites in and around your home. Your technician will come back to the office and prepare your report with any quotes to either eradicate termites or by installing a termite prevention barrier to your premises.

 

Further Reading:

What can you do to help prevent termites in and around your home

Eradicate Pests And Termites With Pest And Termite Control Service Parramatta

Is your home protected from Termites?

 

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What are Alates?

 

The word Alate refers to pest that is of a form of a social insect.

 

These can refer to Termite, Ants, Thrips and Aphids.

 

Females are often referred to queens or Gynes and the males are often referred to kings or drones.

 

In the past few days Termite Alates have taken flight across Sydney.  This happens when there has been abundance of rain and then high humidity and heat. Alates are poor flyers with their wings being very fragile and often breaking away from their body. A female Alate will attempt to attract a male Alate when they have settled from their flight in order to make their own colony and will reproduce.

 

So what does that mean for homeowners across Sydney?

 

Sydneysiders are now at risk of termites potentially setting up house in their place of home or business.

 

No one wants to think that their home or business could be damaged by termites and let alone these days with the economy rising who can afford all the repairs that come with termites and the damage that they can cause.

 

So what can you do to prepare for termites?

 

By Australian standards it is recommended that each premises has a prevention barrier and regular termite inspections. For homes in really bushy areas the CSIRO recommends that you have 6 monthly termite inspections and for areas that are not so busy every 12 months.

 

Below is something you can do to reduce the risk of termites attacking your premises.

 

  • Remove all debris from your subfloor and external areas
  • Remove bark and wood chippings
  • Remove any logs and sleepers
  • Replace of wooden fences that have wood rot in them
  • Hot water tank overflow pipe will need to be drained further away from your premises
  • Ventilation system will need to be put in place for those who have subfloors with high humidity as dark, damp and moist environments are a dream come true for termites
  • Do mini inspections on your premises, go around check to see if anything looks abnormal like timbers warping, paint bubbling or blistering, saw dust like material, changes in the colour of paint, cracks that may appear, water leaks and mud particles or mud leads.

 

Unfortunately Sydney homeowners are often unaware of termites chewing through their premises until it is either too late as their house has significant damage or their premises collapsed to the ground.

 

I know that I am always saying in my blogs, across social media or even to our clients on the phone how vital it is to have regular termite inspections done and a prevention barrier put into place as your homeowners insurance company will not pay you out if termites attack your premises if this has not been done.

 

I often say that homeowners and investors get the raw end of the banana as not only do they have to worry about mortgage repayments, day to day living and if you have kids their activities but you also have to worry about protecting your biggest investment you will ever have against termites.

 

Further Reading on Termites:

Termites Protect your home from termites

Termite what you can do around your home?

What can you do to help prevent termites in and around your home

Termite Prevention Tips for your home.

 

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Unfortunately over the past few months we have been going out to homes across Sydney with extensive termite damage and high volumes of termites eating their homes away.

 

It is very unfortunate that termites will attack one in four homes but what does that mean for you and are you that one home that will be attacked by termites?

 

It is by Australian Standards that each home owner or property investor is responsible to have a termite inspection done every 12 months and if you are in a bushy area it will be 6 months.

 

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It is also up to the home owner or property investor to make sure that they have an appropriate termite management system put into place.

 

So what are somethings you can do around your home that will help minimise the risk of termites making your home their home?

 

Regular termite inspections is a mustTermite management system put into placeRemove any timbers which are in subfloorRemove any wood chippings in your landscapingFix any leaking pipes and drains in and around your home
Replace or repair any damage to shingles, fascia and soffitsRemove any timber landscaping post or logs.

 

Reduce humidity in subfloor by installing a crossflow ventilation fanDivert water sources away from home

 

Remove any dead stumps or trees

 

Seal cracks and crevices in and around homePruning of bushes and heavy foliage is a mustGet a ladder and check your gutters and remove any left, twigs and debris that maybe in your guttersRemove any moisture in and around your homeCheck for any changes in and around your home
Water overflow pipes and air-conditioning pipes are directed away from your homeFirewood and untreated timber be removed from your premises 

 

 

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If you have found termites in or around your home please do not disturb them as by disturbing the termites will cause the termites to move to another location in your home making it harder for the termite technician to ascertain how bad the termite infestation is in your home and what treatment is right for you.

 

Further Reading:

Termite Control Sydney

Termite Prevention Tips Sydney

Ten facts about termites that you may not know.

Termite Alates Swarm over Sydney

Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?

Termites In Kellyville

Why choose Redline Pest Control for your pest and termite services?

Termite Control Sydney

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Termites have a specific role in their colony and are separated into three groups:

 

Reproductives

 

  • Queen – can live up to 50 years and pump out millions of baby termites. She will never leave the colony
  • King – his job is to fertilise the queen and will not leave the colony except at the start of the colony
  • Alates – will form their wings and when the perfect conditions arise they will leave the colony to form new colonies. This is usually when the humidity is just right

 

Soldiers – they are the front line when it comes to an attack of some sought.

 

Workers – will carry out all work which is needed such as building the colony and will distribute food.

 

There are three groups that classify termites.

  • Subterranean – will usually build their colony underground, under patios and base of trees. Will build mud leads and underground tunnels.
  • Dampwood – will usually build their colonies in timber landscaping, damp subfloors or damp wood.
  • Drywood – will usually be found in tropical climates, will nest in drywood and does not need ground contact.

 

There is two different shaped heads in termites which are:

  • Mandibulate head
  • Nasute head

 

AppearanceTermitesAnts
Body segmentsTwo segmentsThree segments
AntennaeVery straight beaded antennaeAntennae’s are elbowed
EyesBlind except AlatesCompounded eyes
ColourCreamy whiteBlack and reddish brown
WingsEqual length wingsOne wing longer than the other

 

 

Further Reading:

Termite Prevention Tips Sydney

Ten facts about termites that you may not know.

Termite Alates Swarm over Sydney

Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?

Termite High Risk Map Of Australia

Is your home protected from Termites?

Subterranean Termites

Dampwood Termites

Drywood Termites

Termite Alates Swarm over Sydney

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Redline Pest Control

 

The word Alate refers to pest that is of a form of a social insect.

 

These can refer to Termite, Ants, Thrips and Aphids.

 

Females are often referred to queens or Gynes and the males are often referred to kings or drones.

 

In the past few days Termite Alates have taken flight across Sydney.  This happens when there has been abundance of rain and then high humidity and heat. Alates are poor flyers with their wings being very fragile and often breaking away from their body. A female Alate will attempt to attract a male Alate when they have settled from their flight in order to make their own colony and will reproduce.

 

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So what does that mean for homeowners across Sydney?

 

Sydneysiders are now at risk of termites potentially setting up house in their place of home or business.

 

No one wants to think that their home or business could be damaged by termites and let alone these days with the economy rising who can afford all the repairs that come with termites and the damage that they can cause.

 

So what can you do to prepare for termites?

 

By Australian standards it is recommended that each premises has a prevention barrier and regular termite inspections. For homes in really bushy areas the CSIRO recommends that you have 6 monthly termite inspections and for areas that are not so busy every 12 months.

 

Map supplied by CSIRO Australia.
Map supplied by CSIRO Australia.

 

Below is something you can do to reduce the risk of termites attacking your premises.

 

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  • Remove all debris from your subfloor and external areas
  • Remove bark and wood chippings
  • Remove any logs and sleepers
  • Replace of wooden fences that have wood rot in them
  • Hot water tank overflow pipe will need to be drained further away from your premises
  • Ventilation system will need to be put in place for those who have subfloors with high humidity as dark, damp and moist environments are a dream come true for termites
  • Do mini inspections on your premises, go around check to see if anything looks abnormal like timbers warping, paint bubbling or blistering, saw dust like material, changes in the colour of paint, cracks that may appear, water leaks and mud particles or mud leads.

 

Unfortunately Sydney homeowners are often unaware of termites chewing through their premises until it is either too late as their house has significant damage or their premises collapsed to the ground.

 

Redline Pest Control

 

I know that I am always saying in my blogs, across social media or even to our clients on the phone how vital it is to have regular termite inspections done and a prevention barrier put into place as your homeowners insurance company will not pay you out if termites attack your premises if this has not been done.

 

I often say that homeowners and investors get the raw end of the banana as not only do they have to worry about mortgage repayments, day to day living and if you have kids their activities but you also have to worry about protecting your biggest investment you will ever have against termites.

 

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Further Reading For Termites:

Is your home protected from termites

Subterranean termites

Drywood Termites

Dampwood Termites

Termites in Kellyville

Termites Castle Hill

Is it important to  have a termite inspection

Termite Services

Termites In Kellyville

Why choose Redline Pest Control for your pest and termite services?

 

 

 

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We often get asked what separates Redline Pest Control from other pest control companies my answer to this is communication with our clients. Without communication we believe that we are unable to provide an honest service. Now I know when I am speaking with a client it may seem as though I am asking a lot of questions regarding their home and what pest they are seeing. This is so we can determine which is the best pest and termite service that is right for your home or business. Redline Pest Control doesn’t believe in charging our clients a service they don’t need.

 

Redline Pest Control will always find a solution to any problem which arises in your premises whether it be friendly advice over the phone, advice on how you could eliminate pest on your own or whether you need a treatment to get rid of the pest that is in your home or business.

 

Redline Pest Control will always provide before and after advice to our clients whether it be questions regarding the treatment that they had or tips on how our clients can keep pest away.

 

Redline Pest Control will always ask you questions before going around your premises and inspecting the threshold of pest or termites that is in your premises.

 

All technicians hired by Redline Pest Control will have up-to-date knowledge of both pest biology and how to use chemicals in a safe manner for not only our customers but also the environment.

 

Redline Pest Control promises to deliver a pest free environment for your premises whether it would be your commercial business home or investment property.

 

Redline Pest Control aims to set the highs industry standard for quality safety and customer service by educating our customers on the life cycle of a pest and what damage it can to your premises.

 

Redline Pest Control always provides an honest service while holding integrity and being professional at all times.

 

Redline Pest Control will send you a friendly reminder each year to advise you that it is that time of the year to have your termite inspection or pest treatment done.

Redline Pest Control will send you a link to your customer portal where it will have your service report and receipt so you will never have a paper trail again.

Did you know that termites pose a greater threat to your home more than fires, storms and floods?

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