When it comes to building and pest inspection, you will want to hire a team that makes use of state of the art technology. With the new detection technology available today, inspectors can be more thorough, they can detect potential problems at earlier stages and they are quicker to conduct inspections, whilst being less invasive.
The end result for you is a lot of money saved; the earlier problems are detected, the less expensive they are to fix and the inspection itself is more cost effective because it is quicker.
Here are some of the new technologies that may be employed:
Thermal Imaging Cameras
These work by detecting fluctuations in the temperature of walls. This helps to pinpoint leaks and water damage and also termites that are living inside the walls or structure of the house.
Remember those old Sci-Fi movies with the X-Ray glasses, the thermal imaging cameras are a much like X-Ray glasses, which allow the inspector to see if there is a problem within or behind walls without actually damaging them.
This is an Australian breakthrough and is very effective in detecting termites. It works on a principle similar to that of radar.
The benefit of Termatrac is that it is non-invasive and it will not disturb any termites nesting in the building – the last thing you want is to find out where the termites are, only to have them quickly leave because they are disturbed by the noise.
This is a tool that is suitable for use over the entire building. It can be adjusted according to the building material used and works by sending through low-frequency electronic signals.
It is used to detect moisture through various finishes and is non-invasive. It causes no surface damage at all.