Here we go through how our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team Finds High Moisture during an inspection.
High Moisture creates a conducive environment that can attract timber pests. Most homes will have a low threshold of moisture but when our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team finds high moisture then it's reason to delve deeper. It is the root of all things damaging. High moisture will attract termites, wood decay and mold. Three of the most destructive forces when it comes to our homes.
What Tools Are Used During A Building And Pest Inspection?
All of our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Inspectors use an array of modern equipment but the most important would be the thermal camera and industrial grade moisture meter. These two instruments can give us a better indication if there is a high presence of moisture.
What Could Cause A High Moisture Reading?
Here is a list of some of the reasons why you could be experiencing high levels of moisture in your home.
- Aged grout allowing water into the wall
- Broken water proof membrane deteriorated
- Leaking pipes or shower rose
- No silicone behind shower tap shroud allowing water to be splashed in
- Moisture coming up through slab cold joint
If your Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane report advises you have these issues then we recommend further investigation through a licensed plumber to perform a leak detection test. We can also arrange an invasive inspection. Where we drill 10mm holes into the wall and feed through our borescope (cable camera).
In fact Our Building and Pest Inspection Brisbane Team finds high moisture in a lot of their inspections, it is not uncommon. The most important thing is to work out is why it is happening and how do you go about fixing it. For more information give us a call on 32008586 or (1800862683) or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
To Book : Give Vicki or Lauren a call on 07 32008586 They will be happy to help. Or fill out our online form. We are offering a special price . If you book the inspection with a pest control we will do it for $295.00 . This will save you $85.00.