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Why Your Building & Pest Inspector NEEDS These Two Tools
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Why Your Building & Pest Inspector NEEDS These Two Tools

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On today’s edition of What To Look Out For When Selecting an Inspection Service… find out:

Specialised Equipment | Why Your Building & Pest Inspector NEEDS These Two Tools | Total Inspections Pty Ltd

On today’s edition of What To Look Out For When Selecting an Inspection Service… find out:

• All things specialised inspection equipment,
• And what Moisture Meters and Bore Scope Cameras are all about.

say what?”

If you’re a regular ol’ soon-to-be homeowner (like most), you’ll be unaware of what these tools are used for.

However- if you want to ensure you’re receiving an A+++ pre-purchase or pre-sale inspection report, you need to be aware of this equipment. More on that later. 

First, let’s answer your questions:

  • “What are they?”
  • “What are they used for?”
  • And even: “Moisture Meters, Bore Scopes and more, what are they good for?”

Well, there’s a mass amount of specialised inspection equipment out there, and all are used for different purposes.

However, they all have one thing in common: they all help your inspector provide you with a credible, fact-checked assessment and inspection. Guaranteed.

So let’s start with Moisture Meters: What are they, What are they used for and most importantly: What is it good for?

Moisture Meters 


Moisture Meter IMAGE Why Your Building & Pest Inspector NEEDS These Two Tools

What are they? Moisture Meters or moisture detector are used to measure the water levels within any sample*.  (au.rs-online.com)

*Typically, wood surfaces that are prone to mould, infestations and water damage. 

What are they used for? Moisture Meters are commonly used for building and pest inspections. They’re also great for woodworkers and floorers.

What is it good for? This is the best tool to highlight hidden water damage in your home that a blind eye would overlook. Plus, it’s also great for detecting pest infestations.

“The meters make this possible by detecting moisture in areas where pests can grow and thrive without human interaction. While fungi and mould begin to grow in wood with moisture content around 20%, some species of insects thrive in wood with only 12%MC.” Grainger.com

How Total Inspection Utilises Moisture Meters

We wouldn’t perform a building and pest inspection without one! These Moisture Meters come in handy when identifying any unseeable water leaks or water damage issues. Plus, it can even pick up the problems that are just on the verge of happening- and prevention is the best cure.

Borescope Cameras


Borescope Cameras IMAGE Why Your Building & Pest Inspector NEEDS These Two Tools

What are they: Bore Scope Cameras are specialised tiny cameras. The petite lens is attached to a flexible and extended cable. A monitor displays a live feed of footage being picked up as it’s being used. 

What are they used for? They’re great at giving the user a good look into hard-to-reach spaces. It’s like being a fly on the wall. Or, in this case, INSIDE the wall.

What is it good for? A good building and pest inspector will utilise a borescope camera (amongst drone cameras, digital cameras and thermal cameras) to identify any issues that are laying underneath the surface.  Think: inside wall cavities, ceilings and practically anywhere that is inaccessible by other means.

How Total Inspections Utilises Borescope Cameras

Going where other inspection services can’t: behind walls, below floors and in roof spaces is possible with borescope cameras. Borescope cameras are always on hand in all our inspections to ensure you’re receiving the most accurate result possible. 

SO: Why do you need to be aware of this equipment?

Plain and simple. It’s the main point of difference between services that do the bare minimum and the services that go the extra mile.

When selling your property, you want to make sure everything checks out before it’s on the market.

And when buying a property, you want to make sure any tricky issues are brought to light. This can really alter the decision-making process. Think: is it worthwhile to make an investment if there are building reparations, pest terminations and other costly services you must get done down the line?

An Inspection Service With Specialised Inspection Equipment For Guaranteed Accuracy. 

For pre-sale and pre-purchase Building and Pest inspections on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Wynnum/Manly and Ballina: Total Inspections is the team for you. Rest assured; Total Inspections uses the best inspection equipment to give you the best result.

Please contact Total Inspections today.

CALL 1800 TOTAL 1 OR EMAIL info@total1.com.au for more information.

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