What is thermal imaging?

What is thermal imaging?

Thermal imaging is a tool used for many reason such as energy efficiency, pest control, leaks detection, heat transfer and so much more.

When we conduct a home inspection we use thermal imaging to prove and back up our findings. Mostly we find leaks and overloaded circuits but occasional clients will engage us for energy efficiency. Energy efficiency will show us how the heat or cool is escaping from the house. Predominantly through the Adelaide suburbs we get bookings through winter and our results are somewhat similar from house to house.

Heat escapes from the roof void. It makes sense i guess because hot air rises. To prevent the heat from escaping we can test windows to ensure they are air tight and also ensure the insulation is in good condition and fitted correctly.

See Below for some thermal photos taken by Quality Building Inspections


In this thermal photo the orange shows the heat escaping where the insulation is missing. Yes i know there is a duct in the way but the insulation should have been packed around the duct.


This poor lady had her plasterboard starting to sag and she noticed mould appearing around the cornice. The blue circle shows us a cooler patch. In this instance the roof was leaking and the blue patch is indeed a puddle of water.


This was another leak into the roof void. The antenna penetration had a flange around the pole the keep the roof water tight. In this instance the flange had deteriorated in the sun and water was entering directly into the roof space.


This thermal photo shows a blue section again that after further investigation we found the shower was leaking. The leak was that bad that the tiles were falling of the wall. Also in this photo you will notice a series of holes. These holes are orange indicating heat. These had just been drilled in preparation for a termite chemical barrier to be installed around this home.

If you would like to know more or are interested in what Quality Building Inspections have to offer you call today 0408817898

David Hall

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Excellent, polite, so detailed and thorough in the report; I was very pleasantly surprised. Highly recommend David. He also organised our pest inspection who we are equally happy with.
Thank you Quality Building Inspections :)
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— Candice Blake
QBI are amazing. Very detailed, very in-depth reports that made the most of the inspection. Spent time answering all questions I had and were better value than other local inspectors - was even able to recommend a great pest inspector too
— Ricky Flynn
Have used David for a couple of properties now, wouldn't use anyone else. Incredibly thorough reports and great one on one conversations, explaining everything. Wouldn't buy a house without consulting him! He's helped me dodge a bullet before, that would of cost me a couple of hundred thousand.
— Liam Mcaulay
Dave was great, very informative, easy to talk too and ensured I seen the issues I needed sorted before putting house on the market. Was worth every dollar as the money spent on my issues I feel will ensure a smooth sale.
Thanks Dave.
— Damien
I had David do a preventative maintenance inspection on our butcher shop at the Gawler Green. It was a very valuable inspection as we found a leak coming from the tenancy next door. David's thermal imaging and moisture testing was used to find the problem . It was easily fixed before it became a big and expensive repair . His service was professional and great , I'll be using his maintenance inspections regularly.
— Joel Poulish
David provided an excellent service. Would highly recommend him
— Robert Norton
Great experience; really prompt and easy, personalised service, extremely detailed report.
— Sherlene Heng
Great response, very quick and highly informative. I would highly recommend David and his team.
— Kirsty
David was thorough, punctual, friendly, and most of all very professional. He identified several imperfections and potential costly repairs. I used this as a bargaining tool and secured a great deal on my new home!
— David Ogilvie
David provides timely building inspection service with high quality. He is friendly, patient and frank. I’m more than happy to recommend him.
— Z You
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