Termite Treatment through piping method/Termite tubing system also known as Pipe Reticulation system is a revolutionary system designed to effectively treat the area under concrete slabs or before the flooring is done. It is a system that is replenished able, unlike older termite treatment methods. The reticulation system is a network of underground specially designed pipes (rubberized membrane) to induce anti-termite chemical uniformly throughout your Building’s foundations. Regulating the chemical flow, this system helps to protect against invasion by termites in the future which would otherwise enter from the outside of your home or from under the floor. We recommend the Termite reticulation system for Anti termite treatment because it is extremely durable and gives a very robust protection to a new building and works as a highly effective termite shield for years together. Our anti termite reticulation system is being widely used in the Indian construction industry including new homes, offices and other commercial buildings.
How does it work?
It involves lying of special flexible, continuously perforated pipe along the internal periphery of the building and center of the flooring. This placement of perforated pipes is done along with the flooring just before laying of the sand bed/subgrade or before fixing the floor marble/tiles. This perforated pipe has built-in fabricated emitters that allow uniformly distributed termiticide under the entire flooring. These emitters distribute chemical at a pre-calculated rate and reduce the risk of any area being untreated. The use of continuously perforated porous pipes ensures no debris; Mud or concrete will block the pipe and make it ineffective. The pipe structure pushes the substrate to one side and prevents stopping. The open ends of this network of pipes are joined at several Junction Boxes (Refilling points) for periodical recharging of termite chemicals.Typically, these junction boxes are installed in a concealed manner on the exterior walls or match the aesthetics of the exterior of the building.Refilling points have been placed along the outer wall so that termiticide can be put on without any disturbance.
Recharging of Porous Piping System:
For the recharging system of the porous piping system:
- Should be repeated every 3-4 years to give ongoing protection against termite entry into your home.
- However, a regular termite inspection is recommended as an integral part of the termite management system.
The advantages of termite reticulation treatment are as under:
- No excavation or drilling the holes in the floor to inject termite chemical is required.
- The tedious work of removing the furniture in the area is not required.
- The pungent smell of termite chemical is not released at the premiere.
- There is no risk of pesticides to the occupants of the building.
- Installation of the piping system is warranted for 20 years with refilling every Third year.
- Unlike the conventional termite injection method, there is even distribution of the chemical under the floor.
- No Stains discoloring or marks on the costly floors.
- The cost-benefit ratio, when compared to conventional methods of termite treatment, for a longer period, is considerable because the recharge cost is much lower than the drill and fill method.
- Construction contractors and builders are not required to make special provisions for anti-termite pipe reticulation systems while preparing for construction and no construction activity is conducted.
Termite Prevention Tips:
As a premise owner you can avoid or prevent termites in your home by following tips:
- Remove all loose timber placed in contact with ground around exterior of the home or in the subfloor.
- Fix any leaking pipes, showers, drains and sinks as soon as possible because termites are attracted to moisture.
- Remove any landscaping timbers and timbers with non-susceptible materials.
- Plumb the hot water service overflow and water tank overflow to storm water to avoid excessive moisture.
- To allow cross ventilation, ensure that your vents are clear as poor ventilation create conductive conditions for termite attack.