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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.

 

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

 

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?

Termites in Australia!

Termites in Australia!

 

 

There are five family groups of termites that is represented in Australia:

 

• Rhinotermitidar – 30 species
• Termitidae – 266 species
• Kalotermitidae – 46 species
• Mastotermitidae – 1 species
• Termopsidae – 5 species

 

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.

 

Description of termites!

 

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Did you know that termites are one of the most social insects that live on this planet, termites work and live together in groups. Each colony contains several types (castes). The castes are separated into three groups:

 

• Workers
• Soldiers
• Reproductives

 

Different species prefer different habitats such as Subterranean termites like soil and ground contact. They tend to build their nests underground. Subterranean termites can also create termite mounds that go above ground level. Mature colonies may reach up to two million individual termites and the queens are capable of laying 2000 eggs per day. Termite colonies can exist up to 50 years.

 

 

Behaviour of termites!

 

The Worker termite will dominate the colony population as their primary role is to build the nest, tend the eggs and young, and gather the food for the colony.

Worker termites are wingless, sterile, and blind.

 

The Soldier Termite is also wingless, sterile, and blind. There are two types of termites, Mandibulated with prominent jaws and the Nasute with a pronounced snout. Their primary function is to defend the colony.

 

The Reproductive termite has a functional reproductive system complete with wings and eyes. Termites will usually swarm around spring to early summer or late summer to early autumn. After swarming the termites will seek out a suitable place to form a new colony. The king shape really doesn’t differ but the queen’s abdomen becomes enormously distended with eggs.

 

Risks of termites!

 

 

termites also known as the silent destroyer, they can cause serious structural damage to your home or business. Termites can conceal themselves provides the perfect amount of time to cause considerable damage before they are discovered.

 

 

 

Further Reading:

Termites Castle HIll

Termites In Kellyville

Termite Prevention Tips Sydney

Alates? Termite control sydney

 

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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?

Termite Alates Swarm over Sydney

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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

Pre-Purchase Inspections Sydney

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Congratulations you made the first step on purchasing that dream home or investment property. But what do you need to do to make sure that you are protected when it comes to purchasing that property?

 

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What is the first step that buyers must do?

 

First step that all buyers must do is a pre-purchase inspection. This inspection is a must if you want to avoid buying a lemon house. Who here wants to buy a home then find out later that the property that they have bought is actually riddled with termites, wood rot and many other issues.

 

So what Does Redline Pest Control have to offer when it comes to your pre-purchase inspection?

 

  • Fully licensed and insured with public liability.
  • 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.
  • Technicians who are highly trained to pick up the smallest inconsistencies on or around your property.
  • A service which is not only of the highest standard but a professional approach to speak to you in a way that you will understand.
  • Competitive prices.

 

What are you looking for in a pre-purchase inspection?

 

When a Redline Pest Control technician conducts a pre-purchase inspection he is looking for any termites, termite workings, borers, borer’s damage, wood rot, ventilation issues, poor drainage, high risk areas for termites and structural damage.

 

How do you conduct a pre-purchase inspection?

 

  • Inspect all interior walls, skirtings and staircases.
  • Inspect roof void, subfloor, outbuilding and external areas.
  • Tapping of timbers and use of a moisture meter to see if there is any internal areas that look out of the norm.

 

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Once the inspection has been done what do I get so I know the inspection has been carried out?

 

  • Full inspection report outlining any issues that we may of found.
  • Report includes high definition photos of any issues.
  • Free no obligation quote to fix any issues regarding termites or if you need a termite prevention barrier.
  • Advise you of things which need to be removed from the property such a sleepers, timbers, logs, wood chippings and various other items as it very well could attract termites.

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Further Reading:

Termite Inspections

Termite Treatments

Is Your Home Protected By Termites?

Types of Termites

 

Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?

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Why is it so important to have a termite inspection on your home?

 

 

For anyone who has either just bought their home or that has owned their home for a while now needs to know just how important a termite inspection is on your home.

 

 

First and foremost, when is a good time to have a termite inspection done on your home?

 

 

I always advise our clients that by Australian standards if you are in an area that is bushy or that is well known to have termites have an inspection every 6 to 12 months. If your area is not bushy you can have an inspection every 12 months.

 

 

What can happen if I don’t have a termite inspection?

 

 

A lot can happen such as extensive termite damage that can lead into the thousands or even worse your home will have to be demolished. Unfortunately no insurance companies cover the cost for termite damage and unless you have very deep pockets I would highly recommend that an inspection is vital for your home.

 

 

What can I do to reduce the risk of termites coming and setting up home at my house?

 

 

There are a number of things you can do to help reduce the risk of termites.

 

 

  • Keep a well ventilated subfloor and roof void as termites love moisture and humidity.
  • Fix leaking pipes and taps as you don’t want a water source for the termites.
  • Remove any wood debris such as wood chippings, sleepers, tree stumps etc.
  • Do mini inspections on your home to see if there is anything out of the ordinary.
  • Have regular termite inspections.

 

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What are some signs that I have termites?

 

 

  • Mud particles protruding through the gyprock fibro or any other timbers in or around your home. Mud tunnels are created by termite faeces.
  • When your timbers have a warp or hollow shape to it.
  • When your walls or ceilings paint start to blister.
  • When your floors or ceilings start to sag.
  • If you have power outage due to termites eating through the electrical cables.

 

 

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What should you do if you find active termites on your premises?

 

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Please under no circumstances do not disturb them. Disturbing them only moves them from where you found them making it hard for any pest technician to pin point where they have moved to.

 

 

You see you may have found termites on one section of your premises but in reality that could be a sub nest and that the actual nest that the queen ls in could be on a neighbouring property.  Now if you have disturbed them how are we going to treat the termites if we can’t see the termites? Yes sure we can treat that area that you saw the termites but that would not fix the issue that you have.

 

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Termites In Kellyville

Pest Control Sydney

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What makes a good pest technician and how do we know that we are getting the treatment that we pay for?

 

Yes sure there are companies in the pest industry who will do almost anything to get you to go with them but what are they offering and will they fix the issue at hand.

 

Don’t be scared or intimidated when it comes to choosing the right pest controller. What I always recommend is jump on to Google and see what reviews are being posted about the company that you have in mind.

 

Redline Pest Control goes above and beyond to make sure each client is informed of how the treatment works, the threshold of pest which is at the clients home or business and will eliminate any pest which you may have.

 

It is unfortunate that there is several pop up companies who will advertise very cheap then will either disappear, provide no warranty or even worse they will not fix your pest issue forcing you to call another company and lay out more of your hard earned money.

 

Redline Pest Control is Sydney’s leading pest control company offering clients a 6 month warranty on all services they provide.

 

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So what sets Redline Pest Control apart from other pest control companies?

 

Each technician which is employed by Redline Pest Control goes through extensive training workshops not only to help them understand the biology of pest and their thresholds but to listen to what the client is saying in regards to their pest issue. (We have heard many horror stories where pest technicians have gone into client’s homes or businesses and not listen to what was the issue at hand and done a completely different treatment).

 

Field technicians are not the only one who goes through training, each staff member in the office will also commence training on pest and termites. Imagine if you call a company and the office admins have no idea what you are talking about, you will be very disappointed and will call the next person which is listed in Google.

 

Redline Pest Control will always have a solution for any pest that arises in your home whether we advise you on how you can eliminate them on your own or by recommending a treatment that is right for your pest issues. (I don’t know of many companies that will let you know that there is a do it yourself treatment).

 

A good pest control company in Sydney will always make themselves available to their clients by providing an after hour’s phone number for any questions they may have of their past service, upcoming service or emergencies.

 

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What are some prevention tips that you can do around your home or business?

 

  • Flyscreens that have holes or not on properly on will need to be replace or fixed.
  • All doors in and around your home or business to be sealed so no insects can gain entry.
  • Take out the rubbish each night that way no pest will have a breeding ground.
  • Any trees or plants that is in direct contact with your home will need to be pruned.
  • Any cracks or crevices in and around your home must be sealed.
  • Clean gutters from any twigs and leaves.
  • Make sure that any gutter drain is diverted away from your home as this will attract termites.
  • Subfloors and roof voids are to be well ventilated.
  • Water and food bowls for pets to be put away once finished.
  • Check to see if you have any plumbing leaks in or round your home.
  • Seal all food in air tight containers or in your fridge.
  • Do mini inspections in and around your home for pest and termites.
  • Remove any timbers, stumps and wood chippings as this will attract termites.
  • If you have a subfloor make sure that there isn’t any debris as this will attract termites.
  • Have regular Termite Inspections every 6 to 12 months to avoid termite damage to your home.

 

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What we ask of our clients before we come in and provide pest control?

 

All we ask is if you can do the following task before we come and provide pest control.

 

  • Do your weekly clean before we come.
  • All food to be put away in air tight containers or in the fridge.
  • All grass areas to be mowed short.
  • A quick pruning of any bushy areas or over hanging trees.
  • No washing to be on the clothes line.
  • If you have pets arrange for them to be out of the house for around 2 hours or until the chemical has dried. If you have reptiles or birds just place a towel or sheet around their enclosure.
  • Once the pest control has been carried out for you and your kids to go out for around 2 hours or until the chemical has dried.

 

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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.