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Thermal Imaging

• See into your home •

Conducting a comprehensive scan of the home enables us to extend our inspection beyond the visible spectrum. An analysis of infrared anomalies aids in pinpointing areas requiring additional investigation. Discover items within your home concerning issues such as moisture intrusion, insulation coverage, electrical hot spots, and more.

Under this window we see a cold area, which led to an investigation in the crawlspace. 

Is it expensive?

Compared to cutting into structure surfaces, infrared cameras are Inexpensive in nature. IR thermography is used as a valuable instrument because it can detect the hidden elements of home structures. Additionally, it serves as a cost-effective method for conducting assessments on a home's thermal and moisture envelope. Adding an IR scan to your inspection is an additional $149. 

What do we look for?

Infrared cameras are effective at locating hot or cold  spots in the home, including:

  • Unintended gaps in insulation

  • Overheated electrical equipment and components

  • Electrical faults before they cause a fire

  • Faults with electric or hydronic in-floor or in-ceiling heating

radiant floor heating thermal image

With infrared photo imaging we can confirm the functionality of in-floor heating. 

Ceiling reference photo
Wasp hive thermal image

Here we see a warm area in an attic. This led to an investigation revealing a wasps nest. 

By interpreting the color gradients present in thermal images, an inspector can identify various elements including:

  • Indicators of a potential invasion by wood-destroying insects become apparent as energy seeps through shelter tubes left behind.

  • Within the structure, hidden creatures like rats, mice, and other substantial pests can be detected through their  heat signatures captured by the IR camera.

  • The identification of  flue leaks. This is imperative, as they carry the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning among the home's occupants.

Here you see a toilet with no signs of leaking around the base. 

Regarding energy loss, an infrared camera is capable of identifying:
 
  • Heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors.

  • Absence of insulation.

  • Impaired or malfunctioning radiant heating systems.

  • Leaks in HVAC compressor units.

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