1 in 3 homes will be affected by termites at some stage, that is more prevalent than damage caused by fire, storm and flood combined.
Termite damage is not covered by most insurance policies, and more often than not these invaders go undetected until the damage is done.
The problem is so severe that Australian Standards now require all new homes be protected from Subteranean Termites entering the stucture from the ground into the building.
However as stated in the Australian Standards even if a home has had a correctly installed termite barrier system this doesn't completely guarantee against termite attack.
Therefore the Australian Standard (AS 3660) also recommends that you have regular competant inspections carried out at least once a year or more frequently in areas of higher termite risk or known activity.
A termite inspection involves a thourough inspection of all accessible interior areas, roof void, subfloor, garage outbuildings, gardens, fences, and trees.
An inspection on a average sized home may takes anywhere between 1 -2 hours .
On completion of the inspection our serviceman will go through the what he has found and make recommendations to reduce the likelyhood of future termite attack on your property or provide a quotation to treat any current termite activity he will also issue a computerised termite visual inspection report form.
A Visual Termite Inspection Report Form is designed to;
Detect old damage and active termites.
Give you an indication of risk to your home.
Inform you of ways to reduce the likelyhood of future termite infestation.
Give us the required information in order to advise you on the mosteffective termite colony control measures for your home.