Both a thermal imaging camera and a capacitance moisture meter are used in conjunction with each other throughout the dwelling to ascertain if any excessive moisture exists. A thermal imaging camera is used in ‘realtime’ mode and images are only taken, recorded and included in a report in the instance of an anomaly being identified.
Limitations can occur as moisture can only be detected if it is present. If weather conditions have been dry leading up to an inspection, it is possible that any moisture that is usually present during cooler or wetter months may have dried out.
It is important to understand that thermal imaging and moisture detection does not guarantee that no moisture exists, however when operated by a trained and experienced inspector, both a thermal imaging camera and moisture meter are fantastic tools that help minimise your risk.
In the event that excessive moisture is detected, your inspector will provide an opinion in terms of whether a further invasive investigation is required.