Why Thermal Imaging is Vital for Building and Pest Inspection in Banyo

When you hire a company for a building and pest inspection in Banyo, it’s important to choose a business that offers thermal imaging as part of the inspection process. The naked eye, if properly trained, can spot a wide range of different building defects or signs of pest infestation. However, thermal imaging just adds to the thoroughness of the process and makes it easier for the inspector to spot issues. For a pre-purchase inspection, this added edge of comprehensive detail can make the difference between buying a property with an unreported defect and walking away from a property that would cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair or maintain.

Introducing 360 Building & Pest Inspections

At 360 Building & Pest Inspections, we use both our experience and thermal imaging technology to give you a better building and pest inspection service. Our proprietor, Greg Phillips, does all building inspections, bringing to the table 33 years of experience and 15 years in the inspection industry. Greg is a licenced builder with the QBCC and attends frequent seminars and events to keep up to date with the latest tricks and trends of the building inspection trade.

All building and pest inspections from 360 include easy-to-read reports, complete with photographic evidence of any defects. We also produce free thermal imaging on every building and pest inspection we perform.

The Benefits of Thermal Imaging for a Building and Pest Inspection in Banyo

You may ask: what makes thermal imaging so essential to the building and pest inspection process? Quite simply, this technology affords a range of advantages that help us to do our job more efficiently. Thermal imagers are essentially cameras that use infrared wavelengths to detect infrared radiation. The camera can then visualise this infrared radiation so that we can see temperature variations throughout a home or building. This kind of thermal picture is called a thermograph.

Thermographs are useful to building and pest inspectors in several ways. Using thermal radiation, it is—for instance—easy to spot overheating circuits or other red flags that indicate electrical problems or safety hazards. If a door or window is leaking heat, or if there is a spot of wall that is poorly insulated, thermal imaging can locate those places too. Or, if the roof is leaking, a thermal imager can indicate moisture before it starts actually dripping into the home.

Thermal imaging is also invaluable for finding signs of infestations or locating nests in the walls or floors. Insect trails in the wall, while often invisible to the naked eye, will have a lower temperature or thermal signature than the rest of the walls, thereby making them easy to spot on a thermograph. Nests, pests or critters, will have a higher thermal signature than walls or floors.

When you hire 360 Building & Pest Inspections in Banyo, you can trust that we will use this helpful thermal technology to provide you with the best service possible. Call us today on (07) 3261 9000 to learn more about thermal imaging or to schedule an inspection of your home.