The inspection will be a non-invasive visual inspection and will be limited to those areas and sections of the property which reasonable access is both available and permitted at the time of inspection. The inspector may use a probe or screwdriver to tap and sound some timbers and may use a sharp knife to carry out some 'splinter testing' on structural timbers in the sub-floor and roof void. The inspector may use moisture meter to check moisture levels in walls that back onto wet areas or any areas where visual inspection indicates that there may be a need for testing. The inspection will not involve any invasive inspection including cutting, breaking apart, dismantling, removing or moving objects. The inspector cannot see or inspect inside walls, between floors, inside skilling roofing, inside the eaves, behind stored articles and goods in cupboards and built-in robes, and in other areas that are concealed or obstructed. Insulation in the roof and ducting may conceal the ceiling timbers and make inspection of the area unsafe.
An invasive inspection will not be performed unless a separate contract is entered into and the owner's permission obtained.
If the property to be inspected is occupied then furnishings or household items may be concealing evidence of timber pests. In some cases the concealment may be deliberate. We strongly recommend that the purchaser should obtain a statement from the owner as to any timber pest activity or damage to the property known to them and what treatments have been done in the past (obtain copies of any paperwork issued). Ideally the information obtained should be given to the inspector prior to the inspection.
Please read full Terms & Conditions of this Agreement before requesting the Inspection. If there is anything in this document that you do not understand then, prior to the inspection, you should contact us by phone or email & have us explain and clarify the matter to your satisfaction.