Our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Report is extremely thorough because all our Inspectors use State-of-the-Art Equipment.
Australian Standards ask for a visual inspection to be carried out but at Sound Building Inspections we like to investigate further into it. Part of the Inspectors array of tools is a Digital Thermal Imaging Camera. We like to stay ahead of the pack and welcome new advances in technology, even when they are a considerable investment (Each costing $4000+). It’s also understandable why most of our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane work is from customer referrals.
Why a Thermal Imaging Camera?
Excessive moisture spells disaster for any property unless you are a mermaid. High moisture can be caused by a number of issues and they normally are;
- Leaking water pipes
- Leaking roof mounted hot water systems
- Damaged drain pipes
- Root damaged drain pipes
- Broken water proof membranes (Showers)
- Broken appliances (Dish washers and Washing machines)
- Poor ventilation in wet areas
- Leaking sinks
- Previous flooding
A normal moisture meter can alert the Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Inspector to areas of concern but is that really enough? Have you ever used a stud finder and been frustrated when you can not accurately work out where the edge on the timber stud is? I have been there and wish I could just see through the wall. Well that’s where the thermal camera comes in extremely handy.
Rather than saying there is high moisture within a wall, we can actually see where the entry and exist of the water damage is occurring. Plus termites love damp timber and where there has been excessive moisture for a long period of time usually means there is a good chance of termite activity. This is a called a conducive environment. More can be learnt about this on a Conducive Environments page.
Know the health of your property with a Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Report. Call 1300TOCHECK (1300862432) or get a Fast Accurate Quote Online