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Thermal imaging Sydney Crucial To Building Inspections

Thermal Imaging Sydney Crucial To Local Building Inspections

If you are preparing to inspect your home or investment property using a professional building inspector then you simply cannot afford not to utilise thermal imaging techniques. Many building faults such as leaks, termite damage, condensation and poor structural framing are regularly unobservable to the human eye. Thermal imaging Sydney is available to you when you employ a contractor like SBDIR to inspect your building. By doing this you make sure that every building defect is observable and can therefore be remedied appropriately.

The human eye can only observe a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum. A thermal camera, however, enables additional vision (within the infrared spectrum) and therefore provides opportunities to broaden the scope of what is observed during an inspection. A thermal camera will visualise minor fluctuations in the temperature of objects which can be used to check for defects during a home inspection.

Thermal imaging assists in the detection of many items that may be of concern. Such items are usually concealed by wall linings and include termite sub-nests, moisture damage and other building issues. While thermal imaging may uncover the cause of many building problems, it is recommended that a visual inspection using fibre optics is also conducted to ensure the extent of the problem is fully understood. This is particularly true when identifying termite nests because small termite mud trails or workings can sometimes go unnoticed. A full inspection will uncover the problem in its entirety.

Thermal imaging is an incredibly non-invasive method of building inspection because it does not require boring holes in walls, getting under floorboards or similar techniques. At SBDIR we recommend that our clients employ our thermal imaging services as a precursor to a full-blown inspection that may result in minor damage to the property. 

Thermal imaging Sydney has been consistently provided by SBDIR during day-to-day inspections. This was not previously possible as thermal imaging cameras were very bulky and therefore difficult to transport into small areas of a building like roof voids, sub floors and around many buildings.

Damp spots in ceilings and wall linings are easily identifiable using thermal imaging technology. Thermal inconsistencies in brick veneers can also be seen and fixed before termites or black mould set in and cause further damage. Floor damage invisible to the naked eye can be picked up using a thermal imaging camera before holes appear or structural damage manifests.

To summarise, wherever there is a leak, large or small, in a building, moisture can build up and cause additional damage if left untreated. Termite infestations are another source of concern if they are not identified early. By employing a building inspector like SBDIR to evaluate your property using a thermal imaging camera, you reduce harm and expense that result from leaving even the most minor water and termite problems untreated. SBDIR also utilises aerial thermal cameras mounted to drones for inspecting hard-to-reach areas of the building. Our cameras take a thermal image and natural light image of the point of interest to improve the ease of identifying the point of interest.

Contact Sydney Building Defects for all building defect inspections, reports and thermal imaging Sydney. We have almost 40 years’ experience in the building inspection sector of the building industry and are experts at using this innovative technology to pinpoint building defects that require remediation. Call us on 0419 416 040 to arrange an inspection of your property no matter where you are in Sydney.