The timber pest inspection, commonly refereed to as a Termite inspection is essential in my eyes.
Although we don’t believe in the marketing approach of some building inspection companies in Melbourne who state 1 in 3 homes have termites, they certainly exist in Melbourne.
From our 12 year experience in the Building and pest Inspection Service in Melbourne we believe at least 1 home in 8 has either live termites or past termite damage.
These odds are still not good and we highly recommend a Termite Inspection.
This involves specialised building inspection equipment including Moisture Meters, Termatrac Radar meter that detects termite movement behind walls, thermal imaging cameras to the basic timber tapper for hollowness.