No property is safe from termites, statistics show that 1 in 5 homes are attacked by termites during a buildings life. The Australian subterranean termites, also known as white ants are the most destructive termites in the world. Termites attack your home when a nest matures near you. Your home provides the termites with a food source and natural shelter. Concrete slabs are not full-proof as termites can gain access through cracks in the slab or the termites build mud tunnels to gain access to above ground timbers. Termites remain hidden in timbers which make them very difficult to notice; they excavate the timber and can cause extensive damage before you realise they are there.
We recommend having regular termite inspections of your home, our termite inspections are carried out in accordance with the Australian Standards AS3660.2 and are conducted as follows;
- Visual inspection complemented, if required, with the use of a Thermal Imaging Camera and/or a Termatrac T3i, this is a multi-function device with;
- Motion Detection Radar – using an ultrasonic radar this can accurately detect termites through most building materials
- Moisture Sensor – accurately records the concentrated presence of moisture identifying high risk areas
- Thermal Sensor – accurately detects the heat generated by termites within building structures
- Tapping of all skirting boards & door jambs
- Inspect sub-floor and roof voids (where applicable)
- Inspect garden areas
- Electronic report and recommendations based on findings
To ensure the best inspection it is recommended to move as much as possible away from the wall edges.