THERMAL IMAGING IS USED ON EVERY INSPECTION
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. It is not x-ray vision, cannot see through clothes and does not release radiation.
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Thermal Images are useful in the detection of:
- Water infiltration; Plumbing leaks, Roof and penetrations (roof leaks located with recent rain fall 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
- Hot spots in; electrical drops, panels, breakers, switches and wire connections
- Heating and cooling duct placement, insulation, air leaks
- Pipe location
Limitations of Thermal Imaging
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.