Thermal Imaging Evaluations

As the home-buying market becomes more dependent on Home Inspections, the capabilities of inspectors have also increased. Notably, the introduction of thermal imaging, also called infrared imaging, provides valuable information that was not previously available within the inspection industry. Since home inspections are generally understood to be non-destructive there is great reliance on visual evaluations and thermal imaging extends well beyond what can be seen with the naked eye.

A “Thermal Imaging Evaluation” can be conducted as part of a regular home inspection or as a separate service. A thermal imaging evaluation can identify potential problems requiring further investigation that a standard home inspection cannot. A residential thermal imaging site visit and image interpretation can be conducted quickly costing approximately $350 depending on the size of the home. Thermal imaging is a convenient option for buyers and sellers who quickly want more accurate information on the condition of the property.

While including thermal imaging in your home inspection is an effective way to provide additional information about the condition of the home, this service requires the necessary tools, certifications, and experience to ensure reliable results.

Undetected, a small active leak can cause extensive damage when it’s discovered too late.
Thermal imaging identifies areas of high moisture content that would otherwise be undetectable.

Mold growth requires moisture. Identification of moisture intrusion into building materials before mold has a chance to grow and spread is greatly enhanced with thermal imaging.

A Thermal Imaging Evaluation will expose plumbing problems and concealed leaks, providing the necessary location information for repairs to be accomplished efficiently.

The heat from a large cluster of social insects will usually generate enough heat to be detected by a thermal camera. Thermal imaging efficiently identifies pests like rats, bats, bees, mice, etc. precisely pinpointing their locations.

Thermal imaging can identify some problems associated with electrical systems before they cause performance, safety, and fire risks.

Thermal imaging can aid in evaluating moisture intrusion through roofs by determining the location of the leak.

Thermal imaging can detect the location of air leaks and infiltration into a building through holes and cracks that are visually undetectable. up to get the

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Scheduling appointments can be made within the
Inspection Services section of our site or call us at (530) 440-7283.