Defects Inspection Reports and Building Problems
When you live in Australia, termites are a fact of life. However, there are only three species which do real damage to timbers in your home and in all cases, the damage will only occur if you neglect basic maintenance or do not carry out regular timber pest inspections.
Undetected termite activity is scary and you will immediately think your home has been badly eaten. This is incorrect. If promptly detected termites rarely cause major damage.
The key to solving termite entry is a quick response from reliable people. Step 1 is finding out why they have entered your building. This is usually caused by bad housekeeping. For instance, storing firewood against a wall of your house or letting garden soil rise above the internal floor level.