Nearly all pests, termites and other common wood destroying organisms need moisture and high humidity to survive and multiply, thus they will seek the locations of high moisture and humidity to inhabit. Such areas can contribute to infestation by termites, carpenter ants and other fungal growth. Thus the location of areas of excess moisture is one of the most important elements in the location, control and eradication of wood destroying organisms.
By checking the walls adjacent to wet areas within the home (ie. bathrooms, showers) we can detect excess moisture caused by leaking showers, unsealed baths etc. before extensive problems occur.
At Quality Termite Control/Building Inspection we only use the best the best equipment available including the Tramex Moisture Encounter Plus, Thermal Imaging and borescopes.
The Moisture Encounter PLUS MEP is an upgraded version of the world’s most popular and successful non-destructive moisture meter the Moisture Encounter.
With no probes or pins to cause surface damage, the MEP uses external rubber electrodes, in direct contact with the surface for best sensitivity and signal penetration.
See above pictures of the Moisture Meter which has picked up high moisture reading on a wall adjacent to the shower in a Sydney home.