The Termatrac T3i is an Australian invented tool specifically designed to help detect termites before they become visible, the termatrac has three features Radar, Moisture metre and Thermal laser.
A termatrac is a very important tool in our industry what doing termite inspections is very important for an expected to have if you're looking at having a termite inspection or timber pest inspection done on a concrete slab home where termite entry points are usually covered by concrete paths, lawn or gardens therefore making an inspection less accurate. The new Australian Standards that have just been written in December 2017 now recommend the use of a termatrac or radar machine.
Why should you use a termatrac on a termite inspection?
The termatrac is the most effective mechanical tool to try and indicate on the possibility of active termites within a house prior to doing an invasive inspection. the termatrac may not be as necessary on an inspection with a house that has an I fully accessible sub floor as visual evidence should usually be detected. however on a concrete slab home and inspection carried out without a termatrac may only be 20 to 30% accurate and if a termatrac is used correctly you could double your chances of detecting termites before they become visually evident.
You should understand that a Termatrac is one tool, it is a combination of tools that makes up a termite inspection and a qualified experienced inspector that will give you your best results in trying to detect termites.
If you would like more information on our termite inspections and using the Termatrac in your inspection please contact us.