Structural damage caused by timber pests is often not apparent until it is extensive.
Termites are voracious eaters that represent a constant threat in Wollongong as well as in many other areas of Australia.
As a result of termites destructiveness, a ceiling or floor joist that appears strong on the surface can have no strength at all. When termites consume the edible cellulose in boards and beams, they leave only a shell that requires replacement.
We will visually examine the accessible interior areas of your home, including accessing and entering the roof or sub-floor areas, the exterior building & gardens and out buildings of the external property area. After we have completed the inspection, all findings and recommendations are reported on, in writing, and provided to the client.
Costing thousands to repair and reducing the resale value, termite damage is a stigma that remains with a house for the long term. Statistics from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) confirm that one in every five homes in Australia experiences a termite attack.
A qualified timber pest professional can inspect a property to ascertain the presence of termites and the extent of damage.
Using Traditional Tools and Technology for Detection
Traditional tools for detecting termites include a probe/tapping device that reveals deterioration. Tapping wood structures such as door jams and frames, window reveals, architraves and skirtings can confirm damage caused by termites. Moisture meters allow detection of termite activity in damp environments that often provide an ideal refuge for timber pests.
Thermal cameras represent a technological advancement in pest control that can identify differences in wall surface temperatures.