The dictionary defines Thermal Imaging as "the technique of using the heat given off by an object to produce an image of it or locate it." So a Thermal camera Image is a picture of heat or the lack of heat. Thermal catches light in ways that the naked human eye can not see and puts it in the form of an image.
Why is this important?
A home inspection is non-invasive which means i will not put any holes in your sheetrock to see behind them. So having a thermal imaging inspection will allow me to detect any anomalies and verify my findings without damaging any property. The most common defects found with thermal imaging is lack of insulation and water leaks. Over time, depending on the type of insulation you have, the homes insulation can fail. The fasteners can give out, the insulation could have gotten wet and deteriorated, or a host of other possibilities. Thermal imaging will show any spots where there is no insulation. Slow, new, or small water leaks can be detected and corrected whether they are hvac related, shingle related, leaky plumbing pipes, etc. so you can have peace of mind on your purchase.
Besides those there are many other uses for infrared including seeing how hot the water coming out of the kitchen sink is, electrical hotspots, locating water pipes.
If you are energy conscious minded then a thermal inspection is right for you. This is a great tool to learn where your home is losing energy and what to do about it.
The goal of the thermal inspection is to detect any anomalies, backup my findings, and give you a chance to fix the problem before it becomes a bigger issue.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an inspection please call or text me at 281-803-8883