Termite Prevention Tips Sydney
Every homeowner’s worst nightmare is “you have termites”.
But what are somethings you can do around your home that can help reduce the risk factor of termites setting up home in your humble abode?
I have been researching on different ways that the average homeowner can prevent the risk of termites entering their home.
Unfortunately for homeowners insurance companies do not pay out claims for termite damage.
It is recommended by Australian standards to have a termite inspection yearly and if in a bushy area to have every six months.
So what are somethings you can do around your home to reduce the risk factor of termites.
- Reduce humidity in your subfloor by installing a cross flow ventilation fan.
- Go around your property and remove any timber landscaping post.
- Remove timbers in subfloor.
- Fix any leaking pipes in and around your home.
- Remove any wood chippings in your landscaping area.
- If you have a section for firewood or untreated timber I highly recommend that the firewood and untreated timber be removed from your premises.
- Divert any water sources away from your home.
- Have a day where you do some pruning of bushes and heavy foliage.
- Get a ladder and check your gutters and remove any debris that maybe in your gutters.
- Remove any dead stumps or trees from your premises.
- Make sure that water overflow pipes and air-conditioning pipes are directed away from your home.
- Seal any cracks and crevices in and around your home.
- Remove any moisture in and around your home.
- Replace or repair any damage shingles, fascia and soffits.
- Do mini inspection and check for any changes in and around your home.
If you have found out that you indeed have termites please do not disturb them as by disturbing the termites will cause the termites to move to another location in your home making it harder for the termite technician to ascertain how bad the termite infestation is in your home.