Thermal imaging is an advanced & newer technology that inspectors use to get temperature details about a home, and assess how protected against environmental elements the home is.
What Thermal Imaging Is & Used For:
Infrared technology is changing home inspections dramatically and protecting homeowners – or soon to be homeowners – from costly issues. Infrared technology is used to scan a home & see the various temperatures that occur within the home.
At Truss Home Inspection Services, I am a certified thermal inspector through InterNACHI. When I scan the home, I know what temperatures are expected to be in an area, and also notice when it is higher or lower than it should be.
A thermal camera is used to capture temperature images of a home’s surfaces, which is otherwise invisible to the naked eye. Thermal scans are a non-disruptive method of scanning a surface to find potential problems like heat escaping through cracks & crevices, frigid incoming air, or moisture that may be leaking inside.
Why Do I Need a Thermal Imaging Inspection?
Thermal Inspections May Reveal:
- Water penetration into roofs and ceiling surfaces
- Moisture build up in building materials
- Detection of missing or insufficient insulation
- Electrical issues at points like breaker boxes, outlets, and switches
- Detect plumbing & piping and their proper/improper installation
- Impact on energy efficiency
- Detection of pests