Infrared Home Inspection


Normal home inspections, and home inspectors do not use thermal imaging, which is sometimes referred to as “infrared.” This equipment can be expensive but provides an infinite amount of information to help the inspector analyze your house.

Hidden plumbing leak caused by a drywall screw, took years to rust through.

Without drywall shields a screw can puncture a plumbing pipe and fail years later once it rusts through.

Hidden Heating Pipes

An infrared camera is able to produce images of invisible infrared or heat radiation, providing the inspector with exact temperature measurements if needed. Thermal energy (light) is not visible to the human eye because its wavelength is too long. By using thermal imaging, the visual images add another layer to your other senses (smell, sight, hearing and touch) and can be further confirmed with other tools, like a moisture meter.

  1. Infrared testing provides detailed information about the condition of your home
    Providing temperature readings far beyond the capabilities of the human eye, infrared technology can instantly provide detailed insight into the condition of systems and the home. Whether you’re looking for HVAC issues, moisture intrusion, insulation or energy, infrared imaging can detect the very rapidly.
  2. Infrared testing can reveal hidden issues
    Again, because of its ability to capture more information than the human eye you will learn about current issues and areas where your home is at risk for developing an even larger issue. Issues infrared can detect include: water problems, missing or fallen insulation, and clogs in plumbing systems, radiant heat issues and HVAC deficiencies.
  3. Infrared is a tool that tells you your home inspector is serious about his profession
    By hiring an inspector who uses infrared technology, you are increasing your chances of getting a superior home inspection and working with a home inspector that wants to provide the most accurate information to their client, for the same fee as a normal inspector

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