Thermal Imaging Adelaide

Thermal imaging has become a hot commodity in home inspections, but we assure you that it is far more than just a hyped-up gimmick or fad. Thermal Imaging Adelaide is a sophisticated non-invasive method of detecting thermal signatures and providing information about structures and the potential problems of building material problems before they become a failure. We use thermal imaging largely as a preventative measure and can provide you with a comprehensive thermal building inspection report.

However, it is a sad truth that many companies in the inspection business have hopped on the thermal imaging bandwagon just to say that they have it. This is a major problem, because many of them either purchase subpar equipment, don’t have the right training to carry out thermal imaging, or both. Thermal imaging itself is a multifaceted process. Properly shooting thermal images and interpreting them requires understanding the camera as well as the surface and composition of the subject and the heat levels of the local environment.
That’s why, at Detail Building Inspections, we have invested heavily in high end Thermal Imaging cameras designed specifically for building fault diagnosis. We also ensure our inspectors are Level 1 Thermographers, trained and certified through the Infrared Training Centre at the University of Melbourne. We hold ourselves to this high standard because we don’t want to cheat our customers with a subpar product. If you are paying for thermal imaging from us, we want you to experience the very best in diagnostic power and resolution.


Our advanced team can detect a wide range of different house faults using thermal imaging. These include the following:

Typical building faults detected with thermography include.

  • Electrical faults
  • Missing insulation
  • Energy Losses
  • Rising Damp / Salt Damp
  • Mould
  • Slab edge dampness
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Moisture ingress
  • Leaking Shower recess
  • Roof Leaks
  • Damp Insulation
  • Pest detection/termite nests
  • Missing or damaged wall framing

You might see any one or more of these in your home with thermal imaging. In many cases, these faults would not otherwise be visible until they had progressed to the point where they were a significant problem. Getting a thermal imaging inspection can show you a whole new range of potential flaws that you can fix before they become a real problem.

It might seem like a big cost up front, but the truth is that regular thermal inspections on a finished home work very well as a preventative care technique. Even if the inspection does not turn up anything, it is good to establish a baseline for the house and know that there are no underlying problems as of each inspection. And in the cases where we do find something, you will be glad that you spotted it as early as possible.

As you can see in the list above, the range of problems includes the trivial and the quite serious. The water damage and pest issues are particularly troublesome for homeowners because they can inflict lasting structural damage to a house. The earlier you see these, the sooner you can prevent them from undermining the structure. It is hard to overstate how helpful it is to spot these problems in advance, and that’s only possible with thermal imaging.
While it is tempting to skimp on thermal imaging and go with a cheap company, rest assured that they will be unable to really see everything in the house. As a result, you will believe that the house is cleared when in reality there could be problems lurking in the walls or under the floors. Only a certified and properly outfitted team like ours can perform a true thermal imaging inspection.