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Building and Pest - Thermal Camera....?

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Richard Williams, 26th Apr, 2016.

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Would you use a B&P contractor without a thermal camera?

  1. I only engage a B&P inspector with a thermal camera

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  2. I am happy for a B&P without thermal camera

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  3. I don't care as long as the inspection is done properly

    87.5%
  1. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams Buyers Agent - Southeast QLD Business Member

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    Just wondering when getting a Building and Pest inspection how important is the use of a thermal camera for detecting termites?

    How much extra benefit is there over a moisture meter?
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Is it necessary to know the names, sex and quantity of each of the termites or whether you're clear?
     
  3. Coota9

    Coota9 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Some termites might like the probing...
     
  4. HUGH72

    HUGH72 Well-Known Member

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    I've only used this service when live termites were present in a wall and I needed to know the extent of the damage.
    Nothing wrong with using this, it just might be a little bit more expensive.
     
  5. Dan Donoghue

    Dan Donoghue Well-Known Member

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    Bloody wrong one checked and hit submit, I don't care so long as it's done properly. If the inspection is done properly then what would you expect to see in a thermal test?

    In saying that though it was really cool with the pest inspector at my house the other day was testing the temp of my raspberry pi under load :)