THERMAL IMAGING TERMITE INSPECTIONS
The technology used in Thermal Imaging cameras enables R.I.P. to carry out a more informative inspection than ever before. Heat patterns are detected by measuring infrared energy or heat and converting the energy waves emitted from hot surfaces being scanned to maps of temperatures which provides a viewable heat image with differential heat patterns on the screen of the camera. We can now detect important inconsistencies in walls, floors & ceilings of homes such as termite activity, water leaks, damp areas and energy losses which are not visible to the naked eye. A simply example of the advantage of this camera is to run hot water down the drain in the bathroom sink. Within a short period of time when the water heats up, you can directly see the line of water and which way the pipe is running and if any leaks are present. When termites are nesting in a wall they will generate heat onto the surface which again will be detected by the camera. It will show the inconsistency of temperature in the wall , the size of the inconsistency and the exact location of the termite nest. This is ideal when treating the infestation as we know exactly where to place termite bait stations or other treatment options. This is particularly advantageous when inspecting a home on a concrete slab. As you cannot get underneath a concrete slab you may well be able to identify a termite nest in a wall and the termite entry point through heat transfers.
All objects emit infrared radiation as a function of temperature and infrared energy is generated by the vibration and rotation of atoms and molecules. The higher the temperature the more motion and therefore more infrared energy is emitted which allows for the detection of termite activity by our thermal imaging camera. The Camera limits the amount of disturbance then treating termite activity and therefore the treatment will be more successful and generally quicker as a result of the limited disturbance.
When ordering a Thermal Imaging Inspection it will be in conjunction with our Visual Termite Inspection to cover all options available when Inspecting for termites. The Thermal Imaging Camera is a fantastic tool to help find termite nests in walls and cavities which are not visible to the naked eye, but it must be remembered it is a tool and cannot be fully relied upon. R.I.P will always carry out the best possible inspection for their clients given the conditions on the day of the inspection. The Thermal Camera will provide us additional vision with the infrared spectrum and therefore will broaden our scope of vision which may be the difference between finding termites or not finding termites.
Thermal Imaging – A Revolution in Pest Control
What is Thermal Imaging? – Innovative Thermal Imaging technology allows R.I.P. to carry out a more thorough pest inspection than ever before.
Heat patterns are detected by measuring infrared energy (i.e. heat) and converting the energy waves emitted from the hot surfaces being scanned to temperature maps. This provides a viewable heat image, with differential heat patterns on the camera screen.
How does a Thermal Imaging Camera Work?
All objects emit infrared radiation as a function of temperature. Infrared energy is generated by the vibration and rotation of atoms and molecules.
The higher the temperature, the more motion, and the more infrared energy emitted. This allows us to accurately detect termite activity, using our Thermal Imaging camera. The camera limits the amount of disturbance when treating termite infestations. This ensures the treatment will be faster and more effective.
What does Thermal Imaging Help Detect?
Thermal Imaging allows the R.I.P. team to detect important inconsistencies (such as termite activity, water leaks, damp areas and energy losses, which aren’t visible to the naked eye) in your home’s or business’ walls, floors and ceilings.
How Can Thermal Imaging Help You?
Here is a simple example of how a thermal imaging camera works. Simply run hot water down the drain of your bathroom sink. When the water heats up, Thermal Imaging allows you to directly see the line of hot water, which way the pipe is running, and whether there are any leaks.
When termites are nesting in your walls, they generate heat onto the surface, which is detected by the camera. The camera will show the temperature inconsistency in your wall, the size of the inconsistency and the precise location of the termite nest.
Why is Thermal Imaging Ideal for Treating Termites?
If you’re suffering a termite infestation, Thermal Imaging allows our team to know exactly where to place termite bait stations or other treatment methods.
This is particularly effective when inspecting a home built on a concrete slab. As you cannot get underneath a concrete slab, the heat transfers emitted by Thermal Imaging allow our team to identify termite nests in a wall and their exact entry point.
When Should You Order a Thermal Imaging Inspection?
Generally, a Thermal Imaging Inspection is performed in conjunction with a Visual Termite Inspection, to cover all bases when inspecting your home or business for termites.
The Thermal Imaging Camera is a fantastic tool which helps us find termite nests in walls and cavities not visible to the naked eye. However, it’s worth remembering that this tool cannot be fully relied upon.
At R.I.P., we strive to carry out the best possible termite inspection for our clients, given the conditions on the day of your inspection. The Thermal Imaging Camera provides our team additional vision, with the infrared spectrum, and therefore, broadens our scope of vision. This may mean the difference between finding and not finding the termites.
CTA: If you’ve just moved into a new home or haven’t had a termite inspection for a while, call [02 99995510] or email us today to safeguard yourself against these pests.