Inspection equipment


Home Check uses the latest and most advance inspection technology to guarantee your 100% satisfaction.

Thermal Camera

A Fluke Tixb Thermal Camera is used during building & timber pest inspections carried out by South Coast Home Check.

What is infrared radiation?

Infrared (IR) radiation is electromagnetic radiation whose wavelength is longer than that of visible light, but shorter than microwaves. The name means "below red" (from the Latin infra, "below"), red being the colour of visible light with the longest wavelength.

What is the application for building & timber pest inspections?

It is a non-invasive inspection that adds additional peace of mind to both Building & Timber Pest Inspections. The thermal camera allows the inspector to detect termite pest activity and other hidden problems that may exist within wall, ceiling and floor cavities, otherwise inaccessible through a standard visual inspection.

The active termites, found using a thermal infra red camera, could not be detected with a moisture meter or by sounding.

The thermal camera enables the inspector to measure the temperature levels within these areas, appearing as a colour coded image on the camera screen as "hot or cold spots" warm colours such as tones of red and orange representing the "hot spots" and tones of blues and greens representing "cold spots".


Active termite (nests, mud packing, damage)


Faulty wiring, circuit breakers and fuses


Hidden moisture ingress


Secure Loan ProcesssSources of moisture – causing mould, fungal growth or attract termites


Pipe and duct work leaks


Roof and ceiling leaks


Sources of moisture that result in foundation cracks


Heat/energy loss


Structural concerns


Inadequate insulation


Ventilation problems


Rats, mice and other pests

A thermal camera can measure extremely minute differences in temperature and pin-point exact temperatures of particular areas.