Thermal Imaging AKA Infrared, is a powerful, noninvasive method of monitoring and
diagnosing the condition of houses. With it, I can quickly identify problem areas that
can't be detected with the naked eye - eliminating costly, destructive probing methods.
Infrared thermography cameras produce images of invisible infrared, or "heat"
radiation and provide you with precise non-contact temperature measurements.
Invaluable for moisture problems and mold problems!
Moisture in building materials can destroy the structural integrity and nurture mold
and insect infestation. Infrared cameras can instantly image entire rooms, inspect
hard-to-reach places, reveal wet conditions behind surfaces at the source, and then
monitor when the area is completely dry.
Perfect for finding hot spots!
For mechanical equipment, nearly everything gets hot before it fails - making infrared
cameras extremely cost-effective and valuable diagnostic tools in many diverse
What can infrared cameras do for you?
Infrared cameras meet the demands of building diagnostics. They feature immediate
high-resolution thermal imagery, which may reveals potential moisture issues,
energy efficiency and even rodents or pests. Use an infrared camera to find:
- Missing or defective insulation
- HVAC problem areas
- Sourced of heating/cooling losses
- Plumbing blockages
- Roof leaks
- Electrical issues
- Rodents and other pests
Thermal Imaging is an added service to your standard home inspection, so please request
this valuable service when scheduling your home inspection. When requested with
a home inspection, Thermal imaging is only to find hidden moisture problems and
missing insulation. Other areas can be checked upon request.
Disclaimer: It is important to
note that Thermal Imaging only reads temperature differences. It can not
see through wall. If the surface is the same temperature the image will be one
color. 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 that
may ever have existed.
Here are some of the "Hidden" Problems I found in homes that had little or no
indications of moisture problems.
|What you See
||What I see with Infrared
The dark images that show up with Infrared is moisture intrusion.
Note: The yellow device in the upper right picture is a moisture meter.
It is used to verify the presence of moisture.