Building and Timber Pest Inspections: Pre Purchase Reassurance for Sunshine Coast Homes
There are quite a few reasons to get a home inspection. One of them – and, occasionally, the most important one – is a home pest inspection. Why do a specific pest inspection? A timber pest inspection for a Sunshine Coast home means that if there is a sign of infestation, we’ll catch it. Our professional home inspectors check for indications of wood decay, termites, and wood borer beetles, among others. Each type of pest has certain warning signs that we can usually find with a thorough pre purchase timber pest inspection. Sunshine Coast home buyers trust Resicert to find any potential pest problem. We’ve done tens of thousands of home inspections all over the country, and our customers trust our professional judgement. We’re so confident that you’ll love our detailed inspection report that we offer a money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied.
What Insects Show up on a Timber Pest Inspection of a Sunshine Coast Home?
While termites are the more well-known home destroyer, they are not the only one. In addition to the notorious “white ants,” there are also wood-boring beetles and fungal decay. Like termites, these conditions can cause extensive damage to a timber-framed structure. Wood-boring beetles such as the furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum) and longicorn (ambeodontis fristis) attack structural timber and can cause serious issues with structural integrity. The powder post beetle (Lyctus brunneus) is a charming little thing that turns wood into a fine powder while leaving a thin wood veneer on the outside – hence the “powder post” name. Fungal decay is an organism that is activated by damp conditions and can spread quickly to nearby timber. Resicert inspectors know the signs of possible pests, from tiny pinholes to mud tunnels, and do a thorough inspection to give you as much information as possible about the property in question. We offer high quality pest inspections for Sunshine Coast homes because we know the stakes are high, and you can’t afford any surprises after the sale. That’s why we comply with Australian Standard 4349.3-1998 for timber pest inspections.
What is Australian Standard 4349.3-1998, Anyway?
Australian Standard 4949.3-1998 is a nationally accepted standard for what pest inspections should cover, including locations and all potential issues. Reports prepared to this high standard include information about any current infestation, previous damage, areas vulnerable to future pest infestation, and areas that need additional inspection. The report should contain information on observations of roof and floor timbers, fencing, and outbuildings. Why fencing? Termites can travel quite far underground – up to fifty metres – so it’s important to include fence post examinations. Resicert inspectors make sure that the report you get not only adheres to this level of detail, but is written in clear English so you can understand just what the situation is, and what remedies may be needed to combat the problem.
Resicert has qualified building and timber pest inspection services on the Sunshine Coast and throughout Australia. We’d love to give you a free quote – simply fill out our Contact Form online, or call us on 1800 RESICERT.