Using Thermal Imaging During A Home Inspection
Thermal imaging, also called Infrared Imaging, is an advanced camera technology that assists home inspectors in finding problems that may not be discovered by traditional inspection methods. Both the sellers and buyers can benefit from the visual results of a thermal imaging study. However, just using this technology is not enough – the thermal imaging pictures must be interpreted correctly to be completely effective. We at Drake Inspections of Cincinnati Ohio are experts at utilizing this highly-effective, non-invasive technology, and we provided valuable information that clients can use to assess the condition of the home. Our detailed inspection report can provide the client actionable information about needed repairs.
MOISTURE IN YOUR WALLS CAN BE FOUND WITH THERMAL IMAGING
A Thermal Energy inspection will identify moisture that has entered into the home by way of leaks in the roof and other areas. Hidden roof leaks, plumbing pipe leaks, missing or wet insulation and water intrusion around structural members and at the foundation can be identified.
ENERGY LOSS CAN BE LOCATED WITH THERMAL IMAGING
The thermal energy technology will identify areas where heat loss is occurring or will occur. This detection process involves an examination of the walls, ceilings, floors, doors and windows. Broken seals in windows will be detected. Malfunctioning heating radiant heating systems will also be detected. Dangerous flue leaks will be discovered.
DANGEROUS HOT SPOTS CAN BE LOCATED WITH THERMAL IMAGING
“Hot spots” are caused by poorly functioning circuit breakers that pose an eminent danger, and overloaded and/or undersized circuits as well as overheated electrical equipment. Electrical problems that could cause a fire can be detected.
PESTS CAN BE LOCATED WITH THERMAL IMAGING
Another benefit of Infrared Imaging is the ability to discover the presence of rats, mice and other pests living within the structure. These intruders can be detected by the heat that their body generates which will be captured by the thermal imaging camera.
Thermal Imaging technology will give the most complete picture of a home’s condition and the problem areas that can affect the safety of the occupants. We highly recommend this technology as the best way to obtain a complete picture of the problem areas in a home, and it’s why we offer this service to all of our clients.