Why a Thermography Building Inspection is Important

An accurate thermography building inspection will detect termite nests, damp in walls and ceilings, heat loss (or other insulation issues), subfloor moisture, leaking roofs, waterproofing issues and other construction problems.

It’s a non-destructive method of detecting serious issues in construction and product installation. It’s possible because of the use of thermal cameras. These tools measure surface temperatures that reveal flow or presence of heat in a particular section of wall, floor or ceiling.

Why thermographic inspection is cost-effective?

As a non-destructive method, this type of inspection quickly reveals possible problems without the need for demolition or creating huge holes. The problems can be pinpointed right away without repeated assessments.

In addition, thermographic inspection is fast and accurate. The method allows recording of thermal images for later analysis and reference (hence . The inspector could then suggest the least invasive and least destructive way of fixing the problem.

Thermographic inspection to detect termite nests and vermin activities

Vermin and termite activities might have been present for long before any visible signs appear. That’s because most of their activities are done in roof and wall cavities. They might have already done a lot of damage in the interiors before anyone sees the first rat or termite.

One way to early verify their presence is by thermographic inspection. You won’t need to destroy a wall or wait for the termites to do the full damage. The inspection will give you early information to solve the problem.

Thermographic inspection to detect building defects

Aside from locating possible termites and vermin, thermographic building inspection is also valuable in:

  • Locating damp in walls and ceilings (a hygiene issue that encourages microbial growth)
  • Detecting insulation issues (tracing the loss of heat or cold air)
  • Locate faulty electrical connections (improper installation of wires, main boards and light switches)
  • Locate water seepage, leaks and possible waterproofing issues

These are all serious problems that could cause expensive repairs later on. In addition, these could also endanger the health and safety of tenants and end users of the building.

For example, water seepage might allow dirty waste water to come into an area. This kind of environment will encourage mould and microbial growth which might even lead to asthma and lung infections.

Accurate thermography building inspection

Financial losses and safety threats would result from the “hidden damages” in buildings. That’s why it’s recommended to request for a professional inspection. This way, the problems would be detected and solved early before these result to more serious problems.

Here at Sydney Building Defects Inspections and Reports, we use modern technologies such as thermographic inspection to early pinpoint problems in construction and vermin activities. We then bore small holes for further confirmation. We use specialised tools such as Flir Thermal Imaging Camera and Damp and Humidity Moisture Meter.

Contact us today and we’ll perform professional inspections in your residential or commercial building. We’ll provide you with comprehensive reports and recommendations for solving the building defects.