Thermal Imaging

THERMAL IMAGING INCLUDED WITH EVERY HOME INSPECTION

Thermal Imaging or Infrared is a non-invasive method of seeing what might be going on behind your walls. The thermal imaging camera picks up very small differences in surface temperature, between -40C to 330C. During an inspection, the thermal camera is a valuable & time-saving tool that allows you to quickly scan a room for anomalies. Helping to pinpoint areas in an attic before ever entering the attic space It has assisted in the discovery of countless, water leaks and insulation issues. Providing dramatic and vivid images of air gaps around window and doors has helped many home buyers understand the home they are purchasing. Thermal imaging cameras are not X-Ray vision, cannot see through clothes and do not release radiation.

Missing Insulation on the vertical wall of this vaulted ceiling

Rim Joists in Basement need insulating from the Summer Heat

Forced Air Register blowing nice and Hot!

Thermal Images are useful in the detection of…

  • Water infiltration; Plumbing leaks, Roof and penetrations (roof leaks located with recent rainfall within 24~48 hours)
  • Cold air infiltration around windows, doors, and floors
  • Excessive moisture in building materials
  • Stud / Joist / Beam / Rafter placement and structure
  • Insulation gaps, insufficient and unevenness
  • Hotspots in; electrical drops, panels, breakers, switches and wire connections

In-Floor Heating on a Bathroom floor

Missing Insulating next to Child’s bed

Non Insulated Hot water pipe running through Ceiling of Unheated Garage

Fallen Insulation behind Knee wall

Cold air leak around door

Missing or Insufficient Insulation on Bathroom Wall

Testing the Hot Water Temperature is quick and easy with Infrared

Above Working Hot Water Radiator and Bellow Non Functioning Radiator

Fun with Thermal Imaging! Grady the Space Dog and warm footprints on a cool floor

As with any type of inspection, it can’t predict future conditions.  However, a roof that is experiencing moisture intrusion which has been detected through thermal imaging will very likely lead to serious structural issues, if left unaddressed.

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