Termite protection is an essential activity that helps in protection of the new buildings. The activity of the termite protection should always start during the building stage. Termite protection in Melbourne and its out suburbs of Victoria is carried out following the Australian standard 3660.1.
The Australian standard 36601 is divided into two sections. i.e. section A and the section B. the section A provides guidelines for the termites protection of the areas under the building while the section B provides guidelines for the termites protection of the areas outside the building.
The basic step during the provision of the termite protection is installation of a termite barrier. However the type of the termite barrier depends on the type of the construction. Among the common known termites barriers are the tradition option barriers and the proactive physical termite barrier.
Tradition option barrier
This is also known as the chemical treated barrier. A chemical known to prevent termites from invading the building are poured in its liquid form inside the building and around the building; to the external areas of the building.
Proactive physical termite barrier
This is termed as the most effective termite barrier by most users in Melbourne. It is also known as the home guard into the buildings as it is installed to provide a continuous termite barrier to the new building foundations and its extensions. Home guard into the buildings conceals the building hence preventing termites from entering the building completely. Home guard has been accepted by many people for their home protection from termites as compared to other methods due to its long term effect. The barrier can offer service for a minimum of 50 years; economic life of the structure.
Pre-construction termites barriers are the certificates issued to the occupants of the Australia to ensure that their newly built homes are protected from termites in the future. It is a cost effective way ensuring that any person is able to afford and accommodate it.
There are many companies in Melbourne offering termite protection options for the new buildings or extensions. When choosing your company ensure that your building is inspected regularly and treated for termite invasions and of most important is that all the technicians working for the company are accredited and licensed.
Termite are also associated with spread of diseases to human beings and its unpleasant either to live with it due to its stingy painful bites. Make a simple step of eradicating termites by liaising with an accredited and licensed termite specialist.