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February 23, 2022

Termite Protection – Home Checklist

Termites can cause serious damage to your home if left unchecked. However, despite the horror stories, termites move quite slowly, and you can usually spot an infestation before they get a chance to do much damage to your home. Here are a few common-sense checks that you can do, to keep your house healthy and minimise your termite risk.

New Homes

If you're building a new home, you'll need to discuss your termite and pest protection plan with your builder, who can use either or both of the following two options to ensure your home meets the National Construction Code (NCC) requirements:

  1. Termite resistant primary building elements
  2. A physical or chemical barrier system

Your protection plan may depend on how your home is constructed, your budget, ongoing maintenance costs (and hassle), or the level of termite risk in your neighbourhood.

When your builder chooses T2 Blue for the structural framing components of your home, and uses it in accordance with the requirements, you'll be covered by Hyne Timber's 25-year guarantee. Unlike other termite systems such as barriers and chemical sprays, T2 Blue requires little to no attention thereafter. We simply recommend that you adopt a common-sense approach to maintaining your home. Set and forget.

Existing Homes

It's important to note that a steel framed building isn't termite-proof. You will still likely have a garden, timber cabinets, plaster on your walls, furniture, and books around the house - all materials that are susceptible to attack from termites.

However, there's a few common-sense checks you can do to keep your house healthy and minimise termite damage. Think about termite maintenance in the same way as car maintenance. You check the common-sense things like oil, radiator fluid and tyre pressure at the servo and leave the heavy lifting for the service centre team.

Home Checklist

Download our handy poster guide as a reminder of the areas around your home to pay close attention to. We recommend placing the poster on the inside door of your broom cupboard or storage area, and completing a termite check approximately every 6 months. If you notice any evidence of termite damage, contact your local pest control professional.

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