Thermal Imaging is part of every Inspection that we perform. This is very important to help detect what is behind your walls and to see what your eyes cannot see because some problems are hidden from your eyes and can only be detected by temperature that only Thermal imaging can detect without dismantling every wall and floor. This detection is included in every Discovery Home Inspection. To see more look under Thermal Imaging Tab. I will also explain and show you, when we do your inspection.
What is Thermal Image Scanning?
Infrared Thermography produces images of invisible heat energy emitted from objects and systems in the home and allows us to measure it. Thermal imaging helps to diagnose the problem rather than merely identify symptoms. The changes can be subtle or dramatic but with the incredible thermal image scanning technology we see things that wouldn’t be able to be seen with the naked eye in a typical home inspection. We greatly exceed the most bought low end 80 x 60 or 160 x 120 cameras with a 320 x 240 camera. (The less pixels the less you can see so avoid any camera with less than 320 x 240)
Residential Thermal Inspections
This specialty tool is used in every area of your home and can uncover in New or older built homes:
- roof leaks
- missing, damaged, and/or wet insulation
- moisture intrusion that could lead to mold under floors
- energy loss and efficiency
- heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors
- unknown plumbing leaks
- electrical issues, and more
Infrared Thermography is not x-ray imaging. It reads the surface temperature of materials caused by underlying heat or cold and forms a picture-like image formed of temperatures.