Infrared technology is changing home inspections dramatically and protecting homeowners – or soon-to-be homeowners – from costly issues. Infrared technology is used to scan a home & see the various temperatures that occur within its inner workings.
A thermal camera is used to capture temperature images of a home’s surfaces, which is otherwise invisible to the naked eye. Thermal scans are a non-disruptive method of scanning a surface to find potential problems like heat escaping through cracks & crevices, frigid incoming air, or moisture that may be leaking inside.
We at A Step Above Inspections are certified thermal inspectors. When we scan your home, we’re trained to know what each area’s average temperature should be. When a temperature deviates too drastically — too high or too low — we’re able to catch and identify it before it gets worse.
The temperatures captured by the camera are measured and calculated. The results give the homeowners or buyers a clear picture of the home and how that relates to its condition or overall efficiency.
Why Do I Need a Thermal Imaging Inspection?
Thermal imagery provides an immediate look at your home’s condition, without having to tear anything apart to see inside the walls.
Thermal Inspections Can Reveal:
- The placement of studs and rafters that might not be up to code.
- Water penetration into roofs and ceiling surfaces.
- Moisture build-up in building materials.
- Detection of missing or insufficient insulation.
- Electrical issues at points like breaker boxes, outlets, and switches.
- Plumbing & piping and their proper/improper installation.
- Impact on energy efficiency.
- Pests and infestations.