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termites in steel frame home
Termites in a steel frame house

Termites in a Steel Frame House

It’s a common myth that you can’t find Termites in a Steel Framed House. Steel Framed Homes may be Termite resistant but they are not Termite proof. With Termites measuring between 1/8th to a 1/4 of an inch long they are able to pass through a crack or an expansion joint in a home.

As with the Building Code of Australia, it recommends that you discuss with your Builder Termite Management options and maintenance. Whatever your home is built with, you should have termite protection and inspections.

People like to build their homes with steel as they feel it is more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient. Termites cannot destroy the steel structure but can consume and do damage the timber products within the property.

Termites in house

You can see in this video that this steel home our technician inspected unfortunately had Termites.

Termite Protection

The best way to protect your home from doing serious termite damage is to have regular Termite Inspections. Also, look at having a Termite protection done for your home such as a Termite Treatment or Termite Bait System.

Termite Prevention

There are many options you can also do to help prevent termites in your home. Such as having no timber in ground contact and removing moisture problems around the home. We offer free termite consultations to help prevent a termite infestation at your home.

Contact us on 1300 725 758 or if you have found termites in house call 0433420011.

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