Thermal Inspections to detect mould

At the beginning of 2011, Queensland was heavily affected by wet weather that eventually led to widespread flooding. The flooding in combination with high humidity caused damp and mould to appear in many homes and businesses in Brisbane and Ipswich and many other surrounding towns.

As many of us are aware, mould is a health hazard which “can trigger nasal congestion, sneezing, cough, wheeze, respiratory infections and worsen asthma and allergic conditions”. (Department of Health, Victorian Government). Because of this, it is important that you find the already contaminated and potential areas for mould before it spreads further through your property.

Thankfully, Scantherma’s thermal inspections services can be used to easily detect mould before it is even visible. This is because thermal imagery can see differences in heat, detecting the change between the warmer dry areas and the cooler areas (potential mould). Once the areas are located, the moisture damage can be treated by a professional or by simply drying the area using conventional methods such as a fan.

As we are approaching another potential wet season, be sure to remember that thermal inspections by Scantherma can be used to ensure your property has not become a breeding ground for mould.

If you believe your property your property could be infected by mould, please contact Scantherma for their professional thermal inspection services to detect mould or possible areas of concern.