Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show homeowners things about their homes that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods. I hold a level 1 thermographer certification through the Professional Infrared Training Institute.
5 Common Uses for Thermal Imaging
Using this non-invasive thermal imaging technology, your specially trained inspector may be able to detect or discover a whole host of potential issues and impacts that may be left unevaluated during a general home inspection.
Moisture detection, including hidden plumbing leaks, roof leaks, wet insulation and other moisture entry places like foundation, basement or crawl space.
Energy loss stemming from poor or missing insulation, damaged radiant heating systems, flue leaks, broken window seals and weak thermal barrier points like doors, windows, attics and more.
Electrical hot spots like circuit breakers (included old or overloaded breaker boxes), electrical faults and overheated electrical components and equipment.
Pest identification, especially termites and other wood-destroying organisms and mice.
Reinspection of completed repairs to confirm the work of a contractor, technician or homeowner.