Uncovering Hidden Dangers: How Thermal Imaging Saved a St. Lucia Homebuyer

 by Gavin Godfrey

28 Jun 2024

A home inspection can be full of surprises. Sometimes, you find a charming older home with a solid foundation, begging for a modern facelift. Other times, you walk into a seemingly flawless property, only to uncover hidden dangers lurking behind the walls. This is precisely what happened during our inspection in the beautiful suburb of St. Lucia.

As building inspectors, we know that a home's walls can conceal a multitude of issues that may not be obvious to the naked eye. Problems like aging wiring, hidden water damage, or pest infestations can lie dormant for years before causing major headaches for unsuspecting homeowners. That's where specialised tools like our thermal imaging cameras become invaluable.

In this particular St. Lucia property, a thermal imaging scan revealed a concerning issue within the wall cavity. The electrical cables were showing signs of overheating, indicating potential problems such as overloaded circuits or faulty wiring. This discovery could have been disastrous for the potential buyers if left unchecked, posing a serious fire risk down the line.

Fortunately, our timely intervention and recommendation to engage a licensed electrician saved our clients from making a costly mistake. A thorough electrical assessment could identify the exact cause of the overheating and allow for the necessary repairs before the purchase went through.

At Ironside Building, Pest & Pool Inspections, we have the expertise and technology to uncover these hidden dangers. Our team serves both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, providing thorough inspections that give you peace of mind.

Don't risk your safety or investment. Contact Ironside today at 0416 291 179 and schedule your inspection.

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