Our Infrared Inspection deploys high-quality digital infrared cameras to identify water leaks, electrical problems and energy loss issues.
Infrared helps inspectors to identify water-related issues (plumbing leaks, roof leaks, exterior water intrusion), electrical issues (overloaded circuits), and energy loss issues (insulation).
Infrared scanning allows energy assessors to check the effectiveness of insulation in a building’s construction.
The resulting thermograms help assessors determine whether a building needs insulation and where in the building it should go. Because wet insulation conducts heat faster than dry insulation, thermographic scans of roofs can often detect roof leaks.
How does an Infrared Thermography Inspection work?
The process of completing a thermal camera inspection follows a basic structure. The Home Inspector will pass the thermal image camera over the surface of the interior and exterior walls, ceilings, floors, and all other accessible areas of the property.
As the camera passes over each surface, it produces a thermal image translated into various colors depending on the temperature signature it detects. These color variations help the home inspector identify potential problem areas that may require further investigation.
Once the thermal imaging inspection is complete, the home inspector will review the images with the buyer or seller and point out any areas of concern.
What are 3 benefits of using Thermal Imaging for Home Inspections?
While thermal imaging is not a replacement for a regular home inspection, it’s a great complement that can provide additional peace of mind. Suppose customers are buying or selling a property. In that case, thermal imaging home inspections are a valuable tool that can help them avoid costly repairs down the road.
There are many benefits of thermal imaging for home inspections, but these are three of the most important: