» In the case of Pre-purchase Timber Pest Inspections and all Timber Pest Inspections, the inspection will be in accord with the requirements of Australian Standard AS 4349.3-2010 Inspection of buildings Part 3: Timber pest inspections.
» The purpose of the inspection is to provide advice about the condition of the property concerning timber pest activity.
» All inspections will be a non–invasive visual inspection and will be limited to those areas and sections of the property to which reasonable access is both available and permitted on the date and time of inspection.
» If the property to be inspected is occupied then you should be aware that furnishings or household items may be concealing evidence of Timber Pests, which may only be revealed when the items are moved or removed.
» It is important to obtain copies of any paperwork issued and the details of any repairs carried out. Ideally, the information obtained should be given to the inspector prior to the inspection being conducted.
» In the case of Pre-purchase Timber Pest Inspections or Timber Pest Inspections in accord with AS 4349.3- 2010 the inspection and resulting report will be confined to reporting on the discovery, or non-discovery, of infestation and/or damage caused by subterranean and dampwood termites (white ants), borers of seasoned timber and wood decay fungi (rot), present on the date and time of the inspection.
» Mould: Mildew and non-wood decay fungi are commonly known as Mould and is not considered a Timber Pest but may be an indicator of poor ventilation or the presence of termites, wood decay or water leaks. Mould and their spores may cause health problems or allergic reactions such as asthma and dermatitis in some people.
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