While most Home Inspection companies place their emphasis on termite attacks and the destruction of timber and wood-based products, our trained inspection professionals are educated to spot damage to all materials by both termites and other pests; frequently overlooked; and whose losses are sometimes quite substantial.
Underground cables are at significant risk in termite and rodent infested areas. Rubber and plastic coverings may be stripped to the conducting wires, resulting in water penetration and short circuits. In some cases, even lead sheathing may be punctured. Above ground cables may also be attacked by termites, roaches and rodents.
As cable, radio and satellite companies who use cable connectors become more widespread, damage to associated transmission lines is increasing. Various metals and plastics, concrete and plaster, leather, rubber and linoleum have reportedly been damaged by termites and other pests.