Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology. It allows us to see things not always visible by the human eyes, registering the changes in temperature of whatever is being viewed. During the scan, we will check electrical panels for loose connections or overheated breakers or wiring, as well as evaluate insulation deficiencies in the walls, ceilings and floor. Our inspector will look for moisture problems where perhaps there is no visual evidence of damage or leakage, and also check around windows and doors for thermal efficiency issues.
Our thermal imaging cameras help us see things that other inspectors can’t. Let us know you want to add an Infrared Scan to your Home or Commercial Property Inspection today! Contact our office for pricing and availability.
Top 5 Defects Found during a Thermal Imaging Scan
The general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual inspection only. Leaks in the roof and/or walls that normally would not be visible show up during a thermal scan.
The scan allows us to see where installation is missing in the walls and/or ceiling. This affects energy efficiency within the home and would not be visible since drywall covers it.
Hot Electrical Wiring
This can be found at a fixture, light wall switch / receptacle or in the walls or electrical panel, but would be missed since it is not visible during a general home inspection.
Sometimes leaks are not yet visible. Using thermal imaging allows the inspector to find these leaks as well as finding the source of a leak behind the drywall.
A couple of common HVAC issues we find include holes in the ductwork and condensation line back ups.