Why Thermal Imaging Is Important During Building Inspections
While it may seem that paying for thermal imaging is a waste of time, it is actually very important to use it for each and every building inspection. It has an ability to find problems with buildings that other types of inspections are going to miss. Most of the time these problems are actually going to be those that cause structural problems or those that pose a threat to the safety of the building. Most of the time, using this type of imaging by Home Inspect QLD will allow these problems to be corrected before they cause any problems within the building and it can often save lives.
The first reason that this type of imaging is important is the amount of time that it takes to manually inspect a home. Even if an inspector is able to devote 3 hours to each and every home, that is barely enough time to cover the inside of the home. This is not enough time to look at the roof, the timbers, or anything that is actually structurally important. That is to say that human based scans are not able to actually look within the walls, roof, or any other internal part of a home. This means that a large number of problems are missed.
The second reason is that this type of imaging can actually catch some problems before they become too bad, making it easier to safely replace the parts that are a problem. This can best be represented by a roof that has not yet started to leak, but has begun to show some signs of stress. A thermal scan will be able to detect where the roof is weakest, and can show where it will leak when it does begin to fail. This makes it easy to replace that part of the roof, making repairs before the problem can spread.
Another place it can look, that the human eye is unable to perceive, is within the insulation itself. Even if an inspector does look at the insulation, they can't tell how well it is working. A thermal scan can point out where there is too much or too little insulation, when it isn't doing the job correctly, and where it needs to be replaced. This can save thousands on heating and cooling costs through the life of a house. It can also help prevent fires and other complications that come with insulation that is less than perfect.
Finally, this type of imaging can detect problems with pipes, showers, sinks, and anything else that is going to conduct water through the house. It can show if there is a leak, if there is water damage, if there is likely going to be mold, and where these problems are the worst or best. This can help make a decision about whether or not to replace piping, and can indicate whether or not a house is actually a bargain or if it is merely a good investment on the surface. Many times it can catch leaks that humans can't even see, making it possible to fix them for very cheap, without damage to the home.
Overall, the thermal imaging scan is important during building inspections because it can prevent problems in the future and it gives the new and old owners a chance to fix things before they really cause issues. It also ensures that an inspection is thorough, going above and beyond what a human can do or see. This means that it is a great supplement to traditional methods, but that it can also be used on its own when trying to find out the integrity of a building before purchasing said building.