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Thermal Imaging Camera used to find water leaks

To get a thorough Building and Pest Inspection our Brisbane teams using a Thermal Imaging Camera to assist in water leaks, high moisture and termite detection.

Sound Building Inspections have heavily invested in State-of-the-Art equipment, we use a Thermal Imaging Camera to look deeper into problem areas around the house. The camera gives us a visual aspect into what is happening inside the wall rather than just using a moisture meter that alerts you to the presence of high moisture. It’s a major part of our $10,000 tool kit that each team gets to utilise during Building and Pest Inspections in and around Brisbane.

Sound Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane finds leaking shower with Thermal Imaging Camera

Sound Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane – Termite Damage

Past Termite Damage shown up in your Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane?

Depending on any other areas of concern found in your Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Report, having signs of previous Termite activity isn’t a massive issue. It’s hard to believe when you see the level of damage Termites can cause but they are in fact quite weak and fragile insects. Needing moisture to stay alive the Termites build tunnels made up of their feces, saliva and soil.

We tell our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane customers that they will need to destroy these tunnels (Termite mud leads) because if not and Termites enter the house again, these mud leads act as Highways allowing the new termites protected access around the home.

If previous activity is found we strongly advise a Termite Barrier be installed to help protect the house from future attacks.

Our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane team finds termite mudding from previous termite activity

Termite Mudding (Leads) needs to be destroyed. Very common to see previous termite damage on Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane jobs.

We can provide an accurate quote while onsite and run through all the different Termite Protection options that would suit your house style and build type. Of course all this information would be is your Sound Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Report. Call 1300TOCHECK (1300862432) or use our Online Quote Form to get a fast accurate quote.

Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team finds high moisture

Our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Report targets High Moisture.

High Moisture is detrimental to any property and can lead not only to building defects but also unwanted timber pest activity (Termites). The common areas our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team find high moisture is the Bathroom, Laundry, Subfloor and Roof space. Reason why the high moisture could be because of poor ventilation, leaking pipes, broken water proofing membrane or poor water drainage (storm water).

We have three State-of-the-Art pieces of equipment to  help locate these problem and they are;

  • Termatrac T3i
  • Thermal Imaging Camera
  • Digital Moisture Meter

High moisture found by our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team

Combining this array of equipment with vast experience and our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team can provided one of the most thorough Building and Pest Inspection on the market. Call 1300TOCHECK (1300862432) or use our Online Quote Form for more information.

 

Digital Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Report

Our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Digital Report is full of information and photos.

Our Building Inspectors and Termite Inspectors complete their digital reports onsite which is important so nothing is missed. Other companies offering digital reports are done when the Inspector gets home and is written from memory on the photos taken. Each of our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team can do up to four inspections a day. It’s impossible to offer a thorough report unless you are doing them then and there.

Our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Report offers a wealth of information and includes photos

Building Inspections Brisbane – Buyers walk away from DIY

Our Building Inspections Brisbane Team have noticed an increase of buyers walking away from shoddy DIY Home Improvements.

Weekend Warriors doing their own home improvements might be putting themselves at a disadvantage when it comes time to sell. Our Building Inspections Brisbane Team report that when speaking to customers the feedback is detrimental due to poor workmanship. “It’s not only the shoddy work but more so people are not getting changes or add on’s approved by council” says Matt Grieve, our chief Building Inspection for the Brisbane region.

Making changes to a property and not seeking council approval is potentially handing a hand grenade to the new property owner. This can prove costly especially if the council find out and the add on needs to be removed. Don’t think it doesn’t happen.

If there are add ons that are not council approved then you might have to apply for a 149D Building Certificate. We strongly suggest you request all paperwork from the Vendor to better your case with the local council.

A terrible attempt at repairing roof tiles found by our Building Inspections Brisbane Team

A terrible quick fix for leaking roof tiles on a property for sale. Not out of sight for our Building Inspector!

 If you are buying property then get it thoroughly checked by our Building Inspections Brisbane Team. Call Sound Building Inspections on

Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane – Access All Areas

All our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Teams inspect all areas of your house.

To offer the most thorough Building and Pest Inspection in Brisbane we need to get to every corner of the house. Provided there is sufficient access and it is safe to do so our guys will crawl in sub floors and roof spaces making sure there are no expensive surprises hidden away. We’ve had customers compliment us on how no stone was left unturned and heard horror stories of other Building Inspectors only sticking their heads in the roof.

Our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team Access All Areas

Getting in both the Sub Floor and Ceiling it a vital part of Building Inspections. Termites mainly enter from underneath the house, unless there is bridging around the outside eg decking or paving raised up to the weep holes. So our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team look for signs of termite mudding, active termites or previous termite activity. Normally signs of high moisture lead to termite activity.

The Ceiling space is just as important as some termite species find this a perfect environment to build their nest. Sheltered from the elements, warm and protected from predators.

So if you are after one of the most thorough Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Reports that is on the marker then call Sound Building Inspections. To book call 1300TOCHECK (1300862432) or use our Online Quote Form

Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane – Naughty listing Pic

Our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team get to meet some pretty creative Real Estate Agents.

Some properties listings bring a stiff challenge for the Estate Agent and they have to think outside the box. That being said we think this Realty from Japan have snapped the truth bending it so much.

With some of the smoke and mirrors out there our Technicians have to rely heavily on their experience, knowledge and cutting edge equipment. This then produces the most thorough Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Report on the market.

 

Our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team have to look past the smoke and mirrors to find defects The Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Report is one of the most thorough on the market

Source: http://realestate.aol.com/blog/on/deceptive-listing-japan-pool/

Our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team finds Termite Damage

It was the use of our Thermal Imaging Camera by our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team that found this Termite Damage.

Hidden to the naked eye behind a sheet of plasterboard was this timber damage by Termites. Our Building Inspectors have an amazing skill set and really know where to look. The key indicator for this find was the high moisture reading from the adjacent shower. Wet areas are a termite hot spot and sure enough they were there.

Leaking taps, broken waterproof membranes and poor ventilation create a conducive environment for Termites.

Our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane teams finds active termites

As bad as this looks it was localised damage and would be relatively inexpensive to treat and replace the timbers. Our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team is able to quote on Termite Treatments and Timber Replacement. We can arrange repairs promptly so the contract sale is not likely to be affected. Once any termite damage is found we strongly recommend the installation of a Termite Management System (Formerly known as a Termite Barrier.

So our large investment in Technology and experienced Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team allows us to give a more thorough Inspection for our customers. Call 1300TOCHECK (1300862432) or use our Online Quoting Form for a fast accurate quote.

Alaskan Malamte as a Building Inspector?

Newest Building Inspector for Sound Building Inspections?

We are proud to announce the newest member of the Sound Building Inspections Team, Laska! A stunning Alaskan Malamute, she will be put to good use as the company mascot not as a Building Inspector! Although we think she would do a great job keeping the boys on their toes. Dogs are used a lot in America for Pest Control especially for Bed Bugs, some businesses in Australia have followed suit to. Don’t know enough about it to say how effective it is.

Sound Building Inspections newest recruit, Laska! She has the great job of Mascot, not a Building Inspector.

 

Steel framed houses need building inspections brisbane

Even Steel frame houses need building inspections brisbane.

Our Building Inspections Brisbane customers often ask us if a Building Inspection is actually needed on a steel framed house. It’s a good question and we will answer it below.

Steel framed homes are becoming more and more popular because they are strong, rugged and not as susceptible to the environment like full timber houses. That being said there are still a lot of elements which are timber and still prone to termites or other timber pests. Floors, doors, door frames, window frames, kitchen and laundry cabinetry etc are all favourites to  termites.

So when purchasing a property insist on Sound Building Inspections for your Building Inspections Brisbane.

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