Uncover What’s Hiding!
This little tool can make a huge difference in uncovering what’s lying beneath the surfaces of your new home purchase. Thermal imaging is a non-invasive, non-destructive way of evaluating conditions below the surface. Because everything from faulty wiring to the presence of termites to mold to wet insulation affects the surrounding temperature, heat-sensitive photography can reveal these and other issues that just cannot be seen by the naked eye or with conventional or digital photography. Our thermal imaging reports will provide potential hidden faults.
Benefits of using Infrared Thermal Imaging in the home inspection process:
- Locating plumbing leaks and clogs in plumbing systems
- Detecting roof leaks with recent rain fall
- Cold/Heat energy loss
- Excessive moisture and sources mold
- Stud / joist / beam / rafter structure
- Potential foundation issues
- Insulation gaps
- Heating and cooling duct placement, insulation, air leaks
- Pipe locations
- Ventilation issues and problems
- Investigation of pest infestation
Limitations to Thermal Imaging
It is important to note that Infrared Thermal Imaging only reads temperature differences. It does not show the temperature of objects that reflect light: glass, shiny metal, light colored objects in direct sunlight. It cannot see through walls but displays slight differences in surface temperature of the wall. If the surface is the same temperature the image will be one color. Hot objects are easiest to detect because they radiate heat to the not-in-contact surface. A leak can only be detected if the area is wet and a different temperature than the surface around it. Wet areas of the same surrounding areas can not be seen. Thermal Imaging does not guarantee to find every defect.
Specialized Thermography infrared technology will be used during your home inspection
As a PROSPEC Client, this thermal imaging service will be provided with each home inspection at no additional charge saving you 250.00 per inspection.