Dripping taps hot water or air con overflow
Termidor a well known trusted termite barrier system.
They ask the following 5 questions to consumers when assessing their risks of a termite infestation?
- Do you have any timber inside your home? E.g. Timber trusses in your roof, timber flooring.
- Do you have any soil/grass garden beds in contact with your home?
- Do you have any timber in contact with the ground? E.g. Fences, garden edges, retaining walls.
- Do you have any dripping taps, hot water or air conditioner overflows?
- Have you had a termite inspection or treatment in the past 12 months?
Air Conditioner Overflows
It is recommended to have your air conditioner serviced every 12 months.
One cause of indoor air contamination is due to bacterial and fungal contamination of air filters.
Ask your air conditioning maintenance person to ensure the water overflow is not leaking creating the perfect environment for termites.
Hot Water System
Hot water generation can be as much as 25% of the energy usage in the average household The installation of your hot water system needs to be done by a professional Plumber. The installation of your hot water system has other ramifications - if there is nothing done to protect water run-off or escape from the hot water system this can be a termite hazard. Check whether your hot water system has the tray underneath installed to protect against the inevitable water leak.
Professional Landscape Gardening
If we look at the questions asked by the Termidor professional termite eradication specialists many relate to your garden and timber contact with the soil.
Do you have any soil/grass garden beds in contact with your home?
Do you have any timber in contact with the ground? E.g. Fences, garden edges, retaining walls.
Using a landscape garden contractor can ensure your garden looks great and be designed not to be a termite risk.
Termites enjoy moist conditions and essentially timber. Pool leaks or poorly maintained pool equipment could be a source of increased termite activity.
Reliable Pool Care specialise in Pool Maintenance Brisbane through to the Gold Coast. So if you are getting your pool professionally maintained you will also avoid issues with water leaks and the associated termite risk.