Every nook and cranny of a real property is examined thoroughly during building and pest inspections. Aside from the experienced eye of the inspector, technologies and equipment play a vital role in the inspection process. The building and pest inspector with the help of the latest technologies and equipment makes sure that a home is checked for structural soundness and durability.
Brisbane Building and Pest Inspections uses the latest technologies to carry out guaranteed building inspections. Some of the technologies used by the company include Thermal Imaging Cameras; Termatrac; Borescopes; and Moisture Encounter.
Thermal Imaging Cameras
Modern thermal or infrared (IR) imaging cameras now allow inspectors to spot areas of moisture or thermal inconsistencies and come up with a diagnosis, often without the need to perform additional invasive inspection methods.
Infrared cameras can see what the naked eye cannot. They can spot areas in the home with major building issues, including termite damage, plumbing leakage, missing thermal insulation and more. Thermal imaging can detect many problems that are hidden by wall linings such as termite damage or termite sub-nest and moisture damage.
Termatrac is a breakthrough technology for detecting termites through timber, plaster board, brick or masonry without damaging any building material or disturbing termite activity. This is because Termatrac requires no drilling, tapping or prodding. The device was invented and developed in Australia using technology related to radar.
A borescope is an optical device that can be used to perform remote visual inspection of moulds in homes and buildings. Mould can grow in areas of a building that are impossible to view, such as behind walls and under floors. With the aid of a borescope, these impossible-to-view areas can be inspected for mould growth.
A moisture encounter is a non-destructive general building inspection device. It has three ranges of sensitivity that make it ideal for different building materials: 1) It employs low-frequency electronic signals; 2) The lack of probes or pins to damage the surface of a building; and 3) The ability to spot moisture through varnish, paint, tiles, wall paper or roofing felt.