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Total Inspections is an innovative inspection company based on the Gold Coast, Brisbane servicing ALL AREAS Australia wide.

We’re known for using some of the most technically advanced inspection techniques, testing equipment and methods in the industry. We’re also known for supplying a service dedicated to protecting our client’s interests and investment. We will do the same for you.

Termite Inspection specialist Total Inspections utilise the latest termite inspection detection technology, thermal imaging, Termi-trac movement detectors, moisture meters, and tapping devices, combined with a very experienced termite inspector. Don’t throw away your money on inexperience. Experience is everything when it comes to a thorough well informed termite inspection.

PLEASE NOTE: No household insurance covers you for termite damage.

Unlike most of our competitors, we do not charge any extra for using thermal imaging or Termi-track movement detectors. Most of our competitors have none of these technologically advanced termite detection tools, and if they do, they charge inflated prices to use them.

What does a Termite Inspection consist of?

The annual termite inspection is a visual inspection of the sub-floor, roof void, and internal and external areas of a building. It is strongly recommended in South East Queensland and Northern N.S.W. to conduct termite inspections at least once a year as termites attack one and three homes and cause millions of dollars worth of damage every year.

A termite inspection report is a very detailed and easy-to-read report. The report is a well-structured document outlining the findings and suggested rectification if any.

Visual detection of active and past inactive termites and the extent of the damage. A further invasive investigation may need to be carried out to ascertain the extent of the damage.

Termite inspections enable Total Inspections to ascertain the element of risk of a termite infestation to your home or building.

Provides tips on reducing the chances of termites in your building, such as fixing leaking or broken plumbing, bad subfloor ventilation, leaking roofs, rising dampness and many more common building defects.

It gives us enough information to accurately quote you on a termite control treatment and utilise the appropriate method to protect your building from termites.

Identifies the specific termite species invading your home or building and the extent of damage they can cause.

Most importantly, Total Inspections will educate you about termites and the conducive condition that may lead to termites entering your building.

Tools used in a Pest Inspection

Termatrac

Termatrac is a very effective breakthrough in development in the detection of termites, invented and developed in Australia using technology similar to radar. Termatrac is the exciting answer to detecting termites through timber, plasterboard, bricks or masonry with no interference to the building material or termite activity.

Termatrac, explained, emits signals which penetrate the material you are searching. If these signals are interrupted by termite activity, the device will alert you to this activity.

Then you can track the extent of their activity without invasive disturbance, track termites to their entry point, locate the nest, determine the most suitable treatment procedures, and monitor termiticide application and bait placement. Termatrac makes termite detection easier and non-evasive, meaning the termites will not be disturbed, leading to a more successful treatment program.

Thermal Imaging Camera

Thermal imaging works by detecting heat energy caused by active termites within the walls of your home. Using infrared technology, the operator is given a wider view than they would have if limited to their own vision. This wider view gives them access to understanding the path in which termites are moving through the home and what attracts them to these areas.

Thermal imaging locates termite risk areas, moisture damage, poor structural framing and other issues normally hidden by wall linings. This is extremely valuable to homeowners as it can help eradicate problems such as mould growth and decay within the early stages, saving you money in the long run!

Using Total Inspections moisture and thermal options, you will gain peace of mind and a thorough understanding of termites within your home

Moisture Meter

We utilise moisture meters on all termite inspections that we carry out. These devices assist us in detecting areas of high moisture to internal walls. This can sometimes indicate leaking plumbing in walls or leaks in the roofing. Both of these situations are conducive to termite attacks and can cause damage to buildings. The presence of termites within a wall can also increase the moisture content, so using a moisture meter can assist us in locating concealed termite activity.

A tapping device

It is designed to run along skirting and exposed timbers; the tone changes when it runs across termite-damaged timber. We check the external timber and structural elements of door frames, window frames and timber trims.

What Do We Look For When We Do A Termite Inspection

In The Roof Void.

We look for termite mud and tracks on the exposed timber in the roof void.

When termites have eaten through the centre of a timber beam quite often, more than not, the beam starts to bow.

When termites have eaten through the centre of a timber beam, the external surface of the timber beam leaves behind indentations.

Outside, on the roof, we see if there are any bows on the ridge of the roof.

Inside A Building

With a powerful torch, we look around all the skirtings, door frames and cornices, looking for termite mud sticking out from any cracks and crevices, tiny holes in the wall or ceiling linings that could be from termites.

We inspect for mould, high moisture readings and bulging walls, which could indicate a termite nest.

We inspect all the floors for any sign of termite activity.

Wet areas of a house are the most common areas for a termite infestation. So we pay meticulous attention to these areas ascertaining whether there are any water leaks.

In The Subfloor Of A Building.

With a powerful torch, we look around the underside of the floorboards, joists and bearers for termite mud and activity. We are also on the lookout for signs of bora. Each individual pier and foundation is inspected for termite mud tracks. All subfloor wet areas, pipes and plumbing are inspected for leaks. We look for drainage and for ventilation issues.

Outside The Building.

First, the Micropest termite inspector checks all the fences for termite mud and wet rot.

Closely inspect trees and tree stumps for any termite activity.

Inspect all the external walls of the building for any termite mud.

Lastly, we inspect all the out-buildings, including the garages, pool sheds and garden sheds.

For comprehensive Pest inspection or if you are interested in finding out more about pest inspection technologies, feel free to contact us for more information about how we can help you and your home.

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