Thermal Image Testing
Thermal Image Testing detects anomalies that are not viable to the naked eye. Detecting termites can be a difficult manual process. Traditional methods have stood the test of time however, new technology has changed how things are done for the better.
In the past, identifying what was behind a wall involved drilling into building materials and knocking or tapping against timber structures in an effort to disturb the termites or listening for their distinctive noises while on the move. DedAnt now uses the latest technology for inspections, including thermal imaging cameras, motion sensors and moisture detectors, this increases accuracy when it comes to detecting live termites.
Thermal image cameras allow our technicians to identify swarms of termites through walls using infrared imaging. Termites behind a wall will give off heat and the camera will show hot spots where they are located. Thermal detection cameras detect heat patterns. When termites invade buildings, they emit heat and only a thermal imaging camera can isolate the problem so it can be fixed. Hot spots — termites — come up as red or yellow and your Dedant Inspector can interpret the images and know what is happening behind your walls.
At DedAnt Building and Pest Inspections, we use Thermal Imaging Cameras during all timber pest inspections. These cameras detect hot and cold areas allowing us to further test the spot for moisture or termite activity.
What Can The Devices Detect?
The thermal camera can detect the following:
- Termite infestations.
- Roof leaks. (if raining at the time of inspection).
- Plumbing leaks.
- Dampness behind walls and under floors.
- Poorly installed insulation in walls and ceilings.
- Missing insulation in walls and ceiling.
- Hot spots in electrical wiring.
Damage caused by these instances can be costly and are typically not covered under your home insurance policy.
Do You Use These Tools for All Inspections?
Yes we do. This way we know the full and accurate picture when it comes to providing you with the right information. See more information here about finding termites with a thermal camera.
If you’re concerned about termites, contact today to arrange an inspection.