Thermal Imaging

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.

Thermal image of missing insulationphoto of archway unable to see missing insulation   Missing Insulation

Side by side shot of thermal image and photo showing gaps in the insulationRim Joists in Basement Need Insulation

side by side shot of thermal image of heat coming from floor at 49CForced Air Register

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
  • Side by side infloor heating thermal images
    Testing in floor Heating

 

 

 

 

 

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Thermal Imaging Included

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.