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Thermal Imaging Inspection

At Mal Wright Pest & Building Inspections, we understand the importance of thorough and comprehensive inspections to ensure the safety and integrity of your property. One of the advanced techniques we employ is a thermal imaging inspection, a cutting-edge method that provides valuable insights into the condition of your building.

What is a Thermal Imaging Inspection?

A thermal imaging inspection, also known as a thermographic inspection, is a non-invasive technique used to detect and visualise temperature differences on the surface of objects. It utilises infrared technology to capture images of heat radiation emitted by various materials. These images, known as thermograms, reveal temperature variations that may indicate underlying issues such as moisture intrusion, electrical faults, insulation deficiencies, and structural defects.

Why is a Thermal Imaging Inspection Required?

A thermal imaging inspection is essential for identifying hidden problems that may not be visible to the naked eye. By detecting temperature anomalies, it helps uncover potential issues early on, allowing for timely intervention and preventing costly repairs down the line. Whether you’re a homeowner, real estate agent, or property investor, investing in a thermal imaging inspection can provide peace of mind and safeguard your investment.

What’s Covered in a Thermal Imaging Inspection?

During a thermal imaging inspection, our qualified inspectors use state-of-the-art infrared cameras to scan the interior and exterior of the property. Areas commonly examined include walls, ceilings, floors, electrical systems, plumbing fixtures, and HVAC systems. By analysing the thermograms produced, our inspectors can pinpoint areas of concern and provide detailed reports outlining any anomalies detected.

Ceiling joints inspected through thermal imaging

What Happens After a Thermal Imaging Inspection is Conducted?

After conducting a thermal imaging inspection, our team compiles a comprehensive report detailing their findings and recommendations. This report is presented to the client along with the thermograms captured during the inspection. Depending on the results, further investigation or remedial action may be recommended to address any identified issues. Our goal is to empower our clients with the information they need to make informed decisions about their property.

Frequently Asked Questions about Thermal Imaging Inspections

What types of issues can thermal imaging inspections detect?

Thermal imaging inspections can detect a wide range of issues, including moisture intrusion, electrical hotspots, insulation deficiencies, HVAC leaks, and structural defects.

Yes, a thermal imaging inspection is non-invasive and completely safe for both the property and its occupants.

The duration of a thermal imaging inspection depends on the size and complexity of the property but typically takes a few hours to complete.

There is no special preparation required for a thermal imaging inspection. However, ensuring access to all areas of the property can help facilitate the inspection process.

Yes, a thermal imaging inspection can be performed in various weather conditions, including rain, snow, and extreme temperatures.

While thermal imaging inspections are a powerful diagnostic tool, it cannot detect issues hidden behind obstructions such as thick walls or metal barriers.

Thermal imaging inspections are often offered as an optional add-on to standard building inspections for enhanced detection capabilities.

While a thermal imaging inspection can detect moisture conducive to pest activity, it is not specifically designed to identify pests such as termites. However, it can complement pest inspections by highlighting areas of concern.

We recommend scheduling a thermal imaging inspection as part of your routine property maintenance program or whenever specific issues are suspected.

Depending on your insurance policy and the reason for the inspection, a thermal imaging inspection may be covered. We recommend checking with your insurance provider for clarification.

Experience the Difference with Mal Wright Pest & Building Inspections

Ready to ensure the safety and integrity of your property? Schedule a thermal imaging inspection with Mal Wright Pest & Building Inspections today and experience the difference firsthand. Don’t leave your property’s well-being to chance – trust the experts to uncover hidden issues and provide peace of mind for years to come.