Thermal Imaging for the Albion Park Area
What is Thermal Imaging?
Infrared Thermography measures radiant surface temperature differences to materials. It is the latest technology used as an aid in detection of building problems including termites.
Thermal cameras measure surface temperature differences of the object being examined. Thermal cameras do not see through walls.
Surface temperatures are influenced by presence of things inside walls such as termites, moisture or other materials. This may allow identification and presence of termites to wall cavity areas, moisture or other anomalies present in building structures.
Why we are your first choice
Only a small number of inspection companies in Australia use thermal imaging technology due to the high cost of the cameras, and very few of these have the appropriate qualifications for the operators to use this technology accurately. Our consultants are highly trained and accredited, in the use of this technology and we are one of the pioneers, and industry leaders in using this technology for building and termite inspections.
Two of our inspectors were the first Australians to be accredited, as Building Science infrared thermographers. They are also qualified Level 1 Thermographers – Melbourne University Private.
Infrared Cameras are the most effective tool of choice for leading professionals in the detection of:
- Termite activity -With standard pest inspections, reporting is restricted to those areas visible with the naked eye. Moisture meters are used; however it is not possible to check all wall or ceiling surfaces with a moisture meter. Thermal image camera inspections can extend the inspection boundaries using non invasive, environmentally friendly technology. Termite activity gives off heat and moisture, which may be detectable on wall surfaces using a thermal camera. Most termite activity is hidden in wall cavities and is not visible until termites reach the roof void, particularly if the structure is on a concrete slab. By the time termites reach the roof void they have usually caused considerable damage to the wall framing timbers on the way up.
- Moisture problems – roofs, showers, penetrating damp to wall and ceilings which may relate to wood decay damage to timbers.
- Waterproofing problems – Below ground rooms and balconies.
Source of moisture – associated with hazardous mould and fungi.
Insulation and thermal defects – including missing or poorly installed installation.
Leaking pipes – Infrared is extremely effective in locating leaking pipes.
- Electrical Problems
Q: IS THERMAL IMAGING A X-RAY?
A: No it is not an x-ray machine that allows x-ray vision
Q: CAN THERMAL IMAGING FIND DAMAGE TO TIMBER STRUCTURES?
A: Thermal-imaging devises cannot find timber damage in buildings and or structures. Thermal imaging cameras may locate missing timbers to walls or ceiling areas.
Q: WHAT AUSTRALIAN STANDARD EXISTS FOR THERMAL IMAGING?
A: THE INDUSTRY STANDARD IS – ISO 20807-2004 (International Standard) for Non Destructive Testing Qualification.