Preventative maintenance can add decades to the useful life of commercial and residential buildings, not to mention the substantial cost savings associated with reducing energy loss and decreasing power usage.
GPS assisted Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) with collision protection and active camera stabilisation offer an unparalleled approach to inspecting structures that would otherwise require the use of elevated work platforms, scaffolding or even abseiling; undertakings that require significant resources and planning, are time consuming and potentially dangerous. Drones cut costs, deliver efficiencies and save time in respect to professional labour and access equipment hire.
Fitted with a 4K-HD camera, our remotely piloted aircraft systems are capable of capturing high-definition evidence of defects in parapets, gutters, lead flashing, pointing, roofing materials, skylights and high-rise windows, etc. for effective analysis by building inspectors, property managers, surveyors, architects or technical specialists.
Digital thermography exposes defects in insulation, air leaks around balcony doors and highset windows, loose ductwork and mechanical issues relating to HVAC systems under load, potentially resulting in energy loss and excess power consumption.
Digital thermography can also expose surplus moisture, which can be the result of plumbing defects, roof leaks and even termite infestations in otherwise difficult to access areas.
Solar panels also deserve regular attention. Over time, solar panels may develop defects, which can easily be fixed if detected early, but can cause a severe drop in energy production, and in some cases even start a fire if left unchecked.
Thermal detection helps to identify these problems, with our reports being used when submitting insurance claims, arranging repair or replacement, or presented to the panel manufacturer for warranty purposes.
Installers and engineers also benefit from our inspections, being able to verify the efficacy of new installations.
Call us today to book a free demonstration to discover how using one of National Drones’ fully insured, licensed and experienced UAV controllers can help you cut costs, deliver efficiencies and save time in your Building Inspections business or Property Management role.