What is Thermal Imaging?
Thermal Imaging; through the use of a thermal imaging camera, is an inspection method which allows The Hunter Inspector to visualise variations in temperature of sufaces of a dwelling such as walls or ceilings.
Why do you do Thermal Imaging?
Behind the wall linings of your dwelling are supporting timbers, pipes, electrical wiring and many other elements of the dwellings construction. A thermal imaging camera can provide a qualified building inspector a means of identifying any suspicious areas which may need further investigation.
What are you looking for in a thermal imaging inspection?
We are looking for any abnormalities which may indicate a potential defect or hazard. From our Thermal Imaging inspection we may be able to detect evidence of many issues, for example:
- Termite Activity
- Leaking showers
- Leaking plumbing
- Leaks around windows
- Moisture penetration from the roof line
Typically a complementary element of a standard building and pest inspection, a thermal imaging inspection gives us a better insight into possible damage hidden within the walls of the dwelling. It is important to note that there are a number of reasons a thermal imaging camera may display readings and it is difficult to tell exactly the reason without further invasive investigation; this is why we will usually recommend a client undertake an invasive inspection if an areas is particularly concerning.
One caveat of Thermal Imaging Inspections that a lot of people would not know about is that a Thermal Imaging Camera will not pickup on existing termite damage. The reason for this, is that the termites have been and gone, there is no longer any heat signals to pickup from the termites.