Building and Pest Inspections:
We provide expert building and pest inspections throughout the Gold Coast. Home Inspect QLD will undertake and carry out a building and pest inspection in a professional and thorough manner reporting defects and making recommendations. We are fully licenced by the QBCC and insured. We will report on defects, provide photos and make recommendations.
We will carry out separate Building or Pest inspections. However we offer an ultra-competitive Combined Building and Pest inspection price and will still provide two separate reports. One for Building and one for Timber Pests (including termites).
Our inspector has extensive knowledge, and is experienced in dealing with the type of major problems and defects that you need to know about before completing your purchase.
Timber Pest Inspections:
You will almost never see termites in the open, as they have a body that can’t tolerate the open air or sunlight. It is evidence of the existence of termites that we search for, the traces they leave whilst secretly attacking your home.
Queensland homes built prior to 1995 were often treated for possible termite attack by applying long life chemicals to the ground before laying the slab. These chemicals were banned in 1995 and replaced with chemicals that had a shorter life. The older chemicals have now lost their effectiveness and the newer ones have an effective life span of 5-10 years. A pre-purchase building and pest inspection is therefore essential.
Homes built with steel frames can still be subjected to termite attack on finishing timbers, and joinery timber.
We use the latest high definition thermal imaging technology, included in our inspection price, in addition to other instruments and equipment. This helps the inspector to identify areas not visible that may be concealing termite attack.