Coverup of termite damage, in Tarragindi, a Southern suburb of Brisbane

Coverup of termite damage. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.

Access to the termite affected areas:

Termite damage within this roof required physical access by the inspector. The damage could not be identified from the roof access hole. Other areas were covered with insulation.

Your inspector not gaining access to the roof interior can prove to be very costly!

Many building and pest control inspectors will not access the roof interior where insulation has been fitted. They do not realize that insulation is often fitted to hide termite damaged timber.

Coverup of termite damage 1

To help avoid costly omissions:

  • Termite damage coverup can be exposed, by using a competent pest control inspector that is prepared to access the roof void. Regardless of whether insulation has been fitted.
  • Use an experienced pest inspector that operates a pest control business, do not use a builder to carry out pest inspections otherwise you will live to regret it!
  • Make sure you’re inspector accesses all areas and takes photographs of problems also for proof of access.

Coverup of termite damage to a house in Tarragindi.

Related information that may help you:

Termite management:

https://qbcc.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/Termite%20Management%20Systems%20-%20Advisory%20Notes%20for%20Homeowners%20and%20Builders%20Booklet.pdf

For independent Building Inspections Brisbane in all suburbs, Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. qbis.com.au