Thermal Imaging Inspection
A NYS home inspection is a visual, non-invasive examination of the home’s systems and components. However, since approximately 50% of a home is hidden behind walls or in between floors there are limitations to what a visual, non-invasive inspection will uncover.
Thermal imaging or infrared cameras provide inspectors the ability to see a bit more. An infrared camera does not see through a wall, but it does thermally map the hot and cold spots of a wall by recognizing slight temperature variations. This allows the inspector to better assess the insulation, moisture and electrical components of the home and more.
Through the use of thermal imagining we can detect if there is adequate insulation in your walls and attic space by looking for warm spots in the summer months and cold spots in the winter months.
Moisture in building materials can destroy the structural integrity and nurture mold. The first step in moisture detection is to quickly and accurately locate and remove all sources of moisture. IR cameras help uncover the source of moisture without physically dismantling walls.
Thermal imaging is especially helpful in spotting potential electrical hazards. By identifying abnormal heat patterns from an electrical system, potential problems can be identified.
Thermal imaging is only available as an add-on service to a home inspection.