With summer fast approaching, now is the time to take a good hard look at your wooden deck and veranda. Visibly it may appear to be in a good condition however, having been exposed to weather and nature for an extended period of time it may be harboring some unwanted guests. This may have caused concealed damage to your main entertainment area placing your family and friends in considerable risk of accidental injury.
Termite damage showed on this photograph here was discovered by one of our inspectors carrying out a routine termite inspection in a Sydney home that was not checked for a number of years. Live termite were found in the deck and at the time the damage did not seem to be significant. It appeared to be completely invisible to the home owner until after the treatment, when the builder wanted to carry out repairs. He started to remove the fancier and an unexpected surprise was discovered. Extensive termite damage was found throughout the center of the entire length in one of the main supporting structural beams.
The deck could have eventually collapsed causing serious injuries to friends and loved ones.
Is There a Termite Related Accident Waiting to Happen?
Many home owners remain oblivious to termites, until severe termite damage occurs. This summer may reveal a considerable number of termite infestations across Sydney. It is important that termites are found early before such a extensive damage extensive occurs. If you are planning on spending your summer entertaining on your wooden alfresco areas, then it is important to have your deck or veranda checked by a qualified and experienced pest control professional.
Regular structural and termite inspections are essential to ensure safety of elevated platforms. If you feel unsure or concerned that you may have identified a termite infestation in your deck, then call us immediately. We have experienced termite experts that can carry out a thorough inspection and provide you with an appropriate advice.