Thermal Imaging Services
We now offer infrared imaging to further investigate your home as a complimentary service. While there is great expectation put on thermal inspections, we cannot assure you that we can find every defect in your home. Thermal scans for heat loss may only be completed in ideal conditions when temperature differentials are present.
We use the latest in high-tech equipment to your advantage. Under certain conditions, our non-invasive thermal-imaging inspection can reveal the condition of things such as:
- structural members in walls and ceilings;
- missing insulation;
- water leaks;
- air leaks and energy loss;
- overloaded electrical circuits;
- the location of heat ducts;
- hot and cold water lines;
- in-floor heating coils;
- and much more.
An IR inspection can detect sources of energy loss, including:
- heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors;
- damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems;
- air-conditioner compressor leaks;
- under-fastening and/or missing framing members, and other structural defects that can lead to energy loss; and
- broken seals in double-paned windows.
An IR inspection can locate moisture intrusion, including:
- plumbing leaks;
- hidden roof leaks before they cause serious damage;
- missing, damaged and/or wet insulation; and
- water and moisture intrusion around penetrations and at the foundation and building envelope that could lead to structural damage and mold.
An IR inspection can find hot spots in the electrical system, including:
- circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement;
- overloaded and undersized circuits;
- overheated electrical equipment and components; and
- electrical faults before they cause a fire.
A thermal scan can show how cellulose insulation may have settled in a wall
An IR inspection can also reveal other problems, such as:
- possible pest infestation, as revealed by energy loss through shelter tubes left by boring wood-destroying insects;
- the presence of intruders, such as rats, mice and other larger pests hiding within the structure and detected because of their heat signature that the IR camera captures; and
- dangerous flue leaks, which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning of the home's residents.