Expert Termite Damage Repairs
Gold Coast and Tweed Heads
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There are plenty of creatures in the world that look creepy but are mainly harmless. Termites are not among them. If you’ve never seen termites up close, take our word for it: They’re nasty little creatures, and they pose a very real danger to your property, especially here in Australia. In fact, the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads area is considered a high hazard zone for termite infestation, mostly due to the warm, humid climate that these destructive little creatures find so hospitable.
Worst of all, termites—small, sneaky and silent—can eat away at your home’s flooring, ceilings and structure while remaining undetected for a very long time. Simply put, they’re bad news.
Termite Warning Signs
First of all, a few myths about termites:
- The age of your structure doesn’t matter. Termites are just as likely to attack new houses and buildings as aging ones. Virtually no structure is immune. In fact, it’s estimated that at the time inspections are conducted prior to a home sale, about one third will reveal some termite damage. Repairs can easily run into the thousands.
- Termite damage is not easily detectable. Often, by the time property owners are aware of an infestation, much of the damage is already done.
- Some types of timber are more resistant to termite infestations, but none is completely safe from termites.
Termite Damage: What to Look for
Now that you know how common termite damage is, you won’t be shocked if you, too, have a problem on your hands at some time or another. But how will you know?
For starters, keep a key eye on high-risk areas like bathrooms and kitchens. These rooms are particularly vulnerable because termites are attracted to water, and a leaky faucet or shower head is a termite colony’s dream come true. Besides, remember what we said earlier about humidity attracting termites? Rooms with heavy water use can create humid conditions even inside the house, especially a small, enclosed space like a bathroom. So these are areas to check often for signs of termite damage.
What does damage look like? While termite problems can go undetected for a surprisingly long time, there are some warning signs that will alert you to the problem before total disaster occurs. Sagging floors, ceilings and walls, as well as anything that looks like water damage, can be a bad sign that termites are thriving in your home at your expense. You might also see small piles of feces—or, alternately, wings that termites have shed—around the house.
If you see any of these signs, please call us immediately. We’ll arrange to come out right away to assess the situation and any damage that’s already occurred. Depending on the size and nature of the infestation and damage, repairs could including anything from attaching new wood to support damaged beams to replacing the damaged wood altogether.
The good news is that we have extensive experience assessing termite damage and identifying the most effective repair solutions, no matter how minor or extensive the problem is. We will complete a full inspection of the home to make sure we’re prepared to address all damage—not just where obvious signs have appeared. Having done this type of work as long as we have, especially in the Tweed Heads Gold Coast area, where termite damage is so common, we know how to uncover hidden damage that could otherwise go undetected for years to come. This way, along with repairing damage you can see, like sagging floors, walls and ceilings or even structural problems, we can take steps to repair less obvious problems before they turn into big ones.
Most importantly, you have our word that we will complete the job in a timely manner in order to minimise any disruption in your household or place of business during the work, and we’ll do it at the lowest cost we can offer without compromising quality.
The bottom line: Termites are not your friend, at least if you’re a property owner, but you can rest assured that if they do damage your property, there’s no termite damage we can’t handle. Please call us today for an inspection or estimate. We look forward to hearing from you.