On average it is only 12mm of gyprock that is potentially hiding Termites in a house.
It is becoming more and more common finding termites in a house during one of our Termite Inspections. Termites are rife in South East Queensland and we can no longer afford to take the laid back approach with them.
Hollowing timber from the inside out, signs of termites are not apparent until a decent amount of damage has been done. We've has customers come to us after putting the head of the vacuum into the wall which had been honeycombed by white ants. One house had the some old floor boards eaten away in a bedroom.Other signs are bubbling paint around window sills and door jams. The most common areas for Termite Damage is the bathroom, laundry and other wet areas of the home like the kitchen.
So aggressive that Termites can pretty much eat through anything standing in their way. Apart from the obvious being metal we've seen white ants tunnel through motar and cement render to get into a home. A 2mm crack in a concrete slab is also enough access for them.
How Do Termites Get Into A House
There are many entry points Termites take advantage of which catch home owners off guard. The most common are weep holes and plumbing penetrations. Gardens along the side of a home is a big no no. What is even more alarming is that some home owners are covering the weep holes with their garden beds. We see it all the time. This provides termites with protected access right into the walls of your home. Plumbing penetrations like the pipe work for hot water services and air conditioning is also a neon sign to termites. They can use these holes for direct access into the wall cavity.
With modern equipment and years of experience Certified Home Services can offer you one of the most thorough Termite Inspections on the market. The thermal imaging camera, digital moisture meter and other arrays of tools lets us check deeper for termites in a house.