In NSW 1 in 5 buildings are damaged by termites*. Australian standards recommend that a termite inspection should be carried out on buildings at least every 6-12 months, to reduce the amount of structural damage caused by termites.
Termites eat cellulose and starches which they obtain from wood they also obtain protein from fungi that grows in and on wood and in the colony, it’s self. Decaying and damp timbers in around your property can attract termite attack, as termites forage for food 24/7.
Usually the first sign of a termite attack noted by the owner is damage or deformation of timbers to skirting boards, door and window frames. These signs usually indicate larger problems in structural timbers in the roof and subfloor and are usually expensive to repair.
If you haven’t had a termite inspection in the past 12 months, please contact us to arrange one.