Each year throughout Australia termites cause millions of dollars worth of damage to residential structures, this damage is very rarely covered by household insurance.
This damage however can be minimised through the organisation of an annual termite inspection and the possible installation of a termite protection system/zone.
Visual Termite Inspections
It is recommended that every house in Australia should have a ‘Visual Termite Inspection in accordance with AS 3660.2-2000’ at least on an annual basis, high risk areas however may require more frequent inspections. It is also essential to have an inspection even if you have a termite protection system as it may become compromised or void your warranty. Regular Visual Inspections do not stop termite attacks from occurring, but they do limit the amount of damage that may develop by detecting termite problems early.
A Visual Termite Inspection includes three main parts:
- A brief description of the building and where was/was not inspected
- Where signs of any termites, workings, damage or previous treatments are located
- Possible environmental conditions that are conducive to termite activity/attack
- Sounding and Listening equipment
- Moisture Meter
- Borescope (optional)
- Termatrac T3i (optional)
If your property has a termite protection system in place it may come with a warranty of some description. Termite Solutions South Coast can advise regarding the product installed and any warranty requirements.
Kordon Warranty Inspections
Bayer offers a Kordon Warranty which covers any structural damage caused by termites whilst being protected by a Kordon Termite Management System after being correctly installed by a Bayer Accredited Kordon Installer. This warranty is subject to annual inspections performed by a Bayer Accredited Timber Pest Inspector. Call Termite Solutions South Coast to organise a Kordon Warranty Inspection for your property.
A $2 Million Assurance Warranty is offered by Termidor, covering any termite caused structural damage within the protected site for up to 8 years. A requirement of this warranty is annual inspections performed by an Accredited Termidor Applicator. Our accredited technicians can easily take care of this inspection for you.