Are moisture meters reliable in detecting termites

Termites require a higher humidity in their workings than their surroundings. Moisture meters detect this, but leaks from plumbing, water systems, air conditioning equipment and guttering may also be detected and therefore any high reading should be investigated further. Damage and working made by termites, where the termites have abandoned the area, will be dry and not detectable.

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All ABIS Inspectors and other staff will strictly follow the Queensland Department of Health recommended Covid-19 transmission minimisation protocols. These include: careful personal hygiene including frequent hand washing, separation from others, and not conducting any inspections if they show any symptoms of colds, flu or covid-19. 

We have recently put our full team through COVID-19 Infection Control Training to ensure safe delivery of our service.

An inspection cannot take place if the home to be inspected is occupied by people in quarantine, showing symptoms or where social separation cannot be maintained. Clients and others should avoid attending the inspection.

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ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 25 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

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