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Termite Inspections

With the chances of termites (or white ants as they are commonly known) attacking your home being more likely than fire, flood and natural disaster combined, it’s wise to get a regular termite inspection. Australian Standards recommend you should have a termite inspection at least once a year and more often in areas of high termite pressure. A termite inspection is like a “health check” on your property, not only checking to see whether termites (“white ants”) are attacking your property or are present in your yard, but also identifying issues around the property that need to be remedied to make it less attractive to termites.

Whats Involved With a Comprehensive Termite Inspection?

✅ All inspections carried out according to Australian Standards 3660.2
✅ Inspection inside, outside, roof void, sub-floor, garage, yard and detached structures
✅ Use of moisture meter to detect leaks or areas of moisture behind walls
✅ Use of motion detector and thermal imaging cameras
✅ Post-inspection discussion of findings, advice on options for termite treatments and protection
✅ Comprehensive 20+ page report with photographs and recommendations

 

Whats Included in a Termite Inspection Report?

✅ The report will contain a description of the property and define what areas have been inspected and list the areas not inspected (and reason, such as lack of access).
✅ It will list observed termite activity and record any visual termite damage.
✅ Importantly, it will list conditions around the property that may be conducive to allowing a termite attack, such as high levels of moisture, leaks, construction faults, high soil levels, wood sources, poor ventilation and stored goods.
✅ It will specify if any further inspections are required.

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Pre-Purchase Timber Pest Inspections

Purchasing a house is one of the biggest financial decisions one will make in their lifetime. Regular building inspections do not cover timber pests, meaning your new home or business will not be safeguarded against termites. Only a qualified and experienced pest technician armed with the essential equipment is fit for the job – that’s where we come in.

 

Pest Inspection is Strongly recommended and looks for 5 very important things:

✅ Subterranean Termites or evidence of termite activity and termite damage as well as evidence of any previous Termite treatment. (Very Important)
✅ Timber borers or evidence of timber borers and damage.
✅ Wood rot (wood decay fungi) damage and potential safety hazards in timber structures such as rotten timber steps, handrails and balconies.
✅ We report on any conditions that may be conducive to Termite attack or conditions that can cause wood rot.
✅ We also report on safety hazards with regard to timber structures.

 

During the Pest Inspection, the areas we check:

✅ The Roof Interior
✅ The Building Exterior.
✅ The Building Interior.
✅ The Subfloor (if accessible).
✅ The Site including: Outbuildings, Garage, Granny flat or Shed.
✅ The Site including: Fence lines, Retaining walls, pergolas and more.

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Pre-Purchase Building Inspections

Your decision to purchase a new home will be one of the most important and exciting you make in your lifetime. However, as any home owner will know, it is also fraught with risk. Before making an offer it is important to be 100% certain that you are making the right decision. That’s why we are here; to help you make that decision with confidence and certainty.

A Building Inspection is recommended to be carried out well before auction or before the cooling off period ends. It will give you a clear picture of what problems the property may have and may help with your negotiations.

We carry out both pre-purchase building inspections and pre-sale (vendor) building inspections throughout South Australia. Our Building Inspection Reports are available within 24 hours of the inspection or same day if required.

 

During a Building Inspection we look for major building defects such as:

✅ roofs or damaged roof plumbing
✅ Structural cracks or timber framing inadequacies
✅ Leaking showers or baths / wet areas
✅ Damp issues such as rising damp or penetrating damp
✅ Issues with footings of the building
✅ Poor external drainage or storm-water concerns
✅ Water hammer or poor water pressure
✅ Potential safety hazards such as collapsing balconies
✅ Potential Fire Hazards
✅ Age of water heaters – (implications for damage caused upon failure, and replacement timeframe)

 

During a Building Inspection we check:

✅ The Roof Exterior
✅ The Roof Interior
✅ The Building Exterior
✅ The Building Interior
✅ The Subfloor
✅ The Site including Outbuilding, such as a garage, granny flat or shed.

 

Building Inspection Reports

The Building Inspection Report will contain a photographic summary of notable items so that you can quickly see what problems may exist and what they look like.

The report also contains a conclusion. This gives an overall impression of the property – relative to similar properties in a reasonably well maintained condition.

Building Inspection reports are available within 24 hours of the building inspection, or same day if required.

 

Offical Partner of Deterant Pest Solutions

Combined Pre-Purchase Building & Timber Pest Inspections

LOOK NO FURTHER: Independent Property Inspectors (IPI) and Deterant Pest Solutions have partnered to provide one of the most experienced and knowledgable teams in South Australia when it comes to building and pest inspections in Adelaide.

With over 40 years combined experience between IPI and Deterant, you can be guaranteed that our expertise will lead to you making a sound decision when it comes to the purchase of your new property.

A Combined Building and Pest inspection is our most comprehensive inspection service and is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for South Australian properties as it covers both building defects and timber pests.

We use two different inspectors, experts in their fields: one for the pest inspection, one for the building inspection (2 sets of eyes are better than one!)

 

During a Combined Building and Pest Inspection we look for major building defects such as:

✅ Leaking roofs or damaged roof plumbing
✅ Structural cracks or timber framing inadequacies
✅ Leaking showers or baths / wet areas
✅ Damp issues such as rising damp or penetrating damp
✅ Poor external drainage or storm-water concerns
✅ Main structural elements
✅ Water hammer or poor water pressure
✅ Potential safety hazards such as collapsing balconies
✅ Potential Fire Hazards

 

During a Building and Pest Inspection, the areas we check:

✅ The Roof Exterior
✅ The Roof Interior
✅ The Building Exterior
✅ The Subfloor
✅ The Building Interior
✅ The Site including up to one Outbuilding, such as a garage, granny flat or shed.

 

During a Building and Pest Inspection, we look for:

✅ Subterranean Termites or evidence of termite activity and termite damage as well as evidence of any previous Termite treatment. (Very Important)
✅ Timber borers or evidence of timber borers and damage.
✅ Wood rot (wood decay fungi) damage and potential safety hazards in timber structures such as rotten timber steps, handrails and balconies.
✅ We also report on any conditions that may be conducive to Termite attack or conditions that can cause wood rot.

 

Offical Partner of Deterant Pest Solutions

Termite Inspections
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Termite Inspections

With the chances of termites (or white ants as they are commonly known) attacking your home being more likely than fire, flood and natural disaster combined, it’s wise to get a regular termite inspection. Australian Standards recommend you should have a termite inspection at least once a year and more often in areas of high termite pressure. A termite inspection is like a “health check” on your property, not only checking to see whether termites (“white ants”) are attacking your property or are present in your yard, but also identifying issues around the property that need to be remedied to make it less attractive to termites.

Whats Involved With a Comprehensive Termite Inspection?

✅ All inspections carried out according to Australian Standards 3660.2
✅ Inspection inside, outside, roof void, sub-floor, garage, yard and detached structures
✅ Use of moisture meter to detect leaks or areas of moisture behind walls
✅ Use of motion detector and thermal imaging cameras
✅ Post-inspection discussion of findings, advice on options for termite treatments and protection
✅ Comprehensive 20+ page report with photographs and recommendations

 

Whats Included in a Termite Inspection Report?

✅ The report will contain a description of the property and define what areas have been inspected and list the areas not inspected (and reason, such as lack of access).
✅ It will list observed termite activity and record any visual termite damage.
✅ Importantly, it will list conditions around the property that may be conducive to allowing a termite attack, such as high levels of moisture, leaks, construction faults, high soil levels, wood sources, poor ventilation and stored goods.
✅ It will specify if any further inspections are required.

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Pre-Purchase Timber Pest Inspections

Purchasing a house is one of the biggest financial decisions one will make in their lifetime. Regular building inspections do not cover timber pests, meaning your new home or business will not be safeguarded against termites. Only a qualified and experienced pest technician armed with the essential equipment is fit for the job – that’s where we come in.

 

Pest Inspection is Strongly recommended and looks for 5 very important things:

✅ Subterranean Termites or evidence of termite activity and termite damage as well as evidence of any previous Termite treatment. (Very Important)
✅ Timber borers or evidence of timber borers and damage.
✅ Wood rot (wood decay fungi) damage and potential safety hazards in timber structures such as rotten timber steps, handrails and balconies.
✅ We report on any conditions that may be conducive to Termite attack or conditions that can cause wood rot.
✅ We also report on safety hazards with regard to timber structures.

 

During the Pest Inspection, the areas we check:

✅ The Roof Interior
✅ The Building Exterior.
✅ The Building Interior.
✅ The Subfloor (if accessible).
✅ The Site including: Outbuildings, Garage, Granny flat or Shed.
✅ The Site including: Fence lines, Retaining walls, pergolas and more.

Pre-Purchase Building Inspection
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Pre-Purchase Building Inspections

Your decision to purchase a new home will be one of the most important and exciting you make in your lifetime. However, as any home owner will know, it is also fraught with risk. Before making an offer it is important to be 100% certain that you are making the right decision. That’s why we are here; to help you make that decision with confidence and certainty.

A Building Inspection is recommended to be carried out well before auction or before the cooling off period ends. It will give you a clear picture of what problems the property may have and may help with your negotiations.

We carry out both pre-purchase building inspections and pre-sale (vendor) building inspections throughout South Australia. Our Building Inspection Reports are available within 24 hours of the inspection or same day if required.

 

During a Building Inspection we look for major building defects such as:

✅ roofs or damaged roof plumbing
✅ Structural cracks or timber framing inadequacies
✅ Leaking showers or baths / wet areas
✅ Damp issues such as rising damp or penetrating damp
✅ Issues with footings of the building
✅ Poor external drainage or storm-water concerns
✅ Water hammer or poor water pressure
✅ Potential safety hazards such as collapsing balconies
✅ Potential Fire Hazards
✅ Age of water heaters – (implications for damage caused upon failure, and replacement timeframe)

 

During a Building Inspection we check:

✅ The Roof Exterior
✅ The Roof Interior
✅ The Building Exterior
✅ The Building Interior
✅ The Subfloor
✅ The Site including Outbuilding, such as a garage, granny flat or shed.

 

Building Inspection Reports

The Building Inspection Report will contain a photographic summary of notable items so that you can quickly see what problems may exist and what they look like.

The report also contains a conclusion. This gives an overall impression of the property – relative to similar properties in a reasonably well maintained condition.

Building Inspection reports are available within 24 hours of the building inspection, or same day if required.

 

Offical Partner of Deterant Pest Solutions

Combined Pest & Building Inspection

Combined Pre-Purchase Building & Timber Pest Inspections

LOOK NO FURTHER: Independent Property Inspectors (IPI) and Deterant Pest Solutions have partnered to provide one of the most experienced and knowledgable teams in South Australia when it comes to building and pest inspections in Adelaide.

With over 40 years combined experience between IPI and Deterant, you can be guaranteed that our expertise will lead to you making a sound decision when it comes to the purchase of your new property.

A Combined Building and Pest inspection is our most comprehensive inspection service and is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for South Australian properties as it covers both building defects and timber pests.

We use two different inspectors, experts in their fields: one for the pest inspection, one for the building inspection (2 sets of eyes are better than one!)

 

During a Combined Building and Pest Inspection we look for major building defects such as:

✅ Leaking roofs or damaged roof plumbing
✅ Structural cracks or timber framing inadequacies
✅ Leaking showers or baths / wet areas
✅ Damp issues such as rising damp or penetrating damp
✅ Poor external drainage or storm-water concerns
✅ Main structural elements
✅ Water hammer or poor water pressure
✅ Potential safety hazards such as collapsing balconies
✅ Potential Fire Hazards

 

During a Building and Pest Inspection, the areas we check:

✅ The Roof Exterior
✅ The Roof Interior
✅ The Building Exterior
✅ The Subfloor
✅ The Building Interior
✅ The Site including up to one Outbuilding, such as a garage, granny flat or shed.

 

During a Building and Pest Inspection, we look for:

✅ Subterranean Termites or evidence of termite activity and termite damage as well as evidence of any previous Termite treatment. (Very Important)
✅ Timber borers or evidence of timber borers and damage.
✅ Wood rot (wood decay fungi) damage and potential safety hazards in timber structures such as rotten timber steps, handrails and balconies.
✅ We also report on any conditions that may be conducive to Termite attack or conditions that can cause wood rot.

 

Offical Partner of Deterant Pest Solutions

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