Do you manage your property for Termites?
Termite management should be a serious consideration for any property owner. Termites can cause considerable damage to your property, and often this damage can occur in a relatively short time.
Recent CSIRO surveys estimate the risk of termite attack and damage is as high as 1 in 3 properties. When you consider that most home insurance policies do not cover termite damage, termite assessment of your property is vital.
Here are just some examples of damage that can occur due to termites
- Destroy wall timbers and roof timbers – Termites undertake excavation of the internal structure of timber in your walls, roof or anywhere in your house. They are able to eat through concrete to do this.
- Short circuits/Fires - Termites are attracted to the warmth of things like electrical fittings and will eat through electrical cords. This has the ability to cause a short circuit and/or fire.
- Cause collapse or distortion of property structures – Termites can destroy things such as internal structures between two levels of a house in an effort to reach a warm roof – causing collapse or distortion, effecting closing of doors and windows.
- Moisture damage – Termites need moisture to survive. They can be attracted to areas prone to moisture, such as bathrooms, and they also bring moisture with them wherever they travel. This can cause moisture damage to areas such as wall linings, carpets and floors.
Any of these damages could mean a costly recovery process, and may require you to engage not only Advanced Basics Specialist Termite Services, but could also include Builders, Electricians, Plumbers, Painters, Flooring Specialists, Landscapers and more.
Essentially unless your property is inspected at a minimum every 6-12 months by an expert damage to structure timbers can be severe, extensive and costly. Today properties cost thousands of dollars to purchase so if you don’t already manage your property for termites, ask yourself this question:
At a minimum, would you pay 0.1% of your property value on a yearly basis to better understand the condition of your property, and help ensure you are not impacted by termites?
Want to know if you have your Termite Management basics covered?
We are passionate about education on termites and effective property management plans. We have over 30 years local experience and would be pleased to chat with you anytime to further discuss your current situation, and how any of our Specialist Termite Services may benefit you.
Call us today on 1300 711 600.