Is your Home Inspector using Thermal Imaging on your Home Inspection if not
Find one that is?
FREE THERMAL IMAGING! The advantages that your Home Inspector has using Thermal Imaging on your Home Inspection, is that more of the house can be Inspected with more efficiency than without a Thermal camera.
Infrared Free Thermal Imaging Home Inspection Scans are the best way for your Home Inspector to find issues in the house that you are buying. Don’t buy a new or old house without your Home Inspector doing a free Thermal imaging scan.
How it works
In the most basic of terms infrared is seeing the heat or temperature differences of the surface. You can see were someone has walked barefoot with a thermal imaging camera. That is how sensitive thermal imaging cameras are. The infrared spectrum is not visible by our eyes however with an infrared camera; we can see the heat that objects give off or leave behind. The environment has a lot to do with distinguishing an issue, so we will cool the house as cold as we can get it to make the difference between outside and inside the highest that we can.
Can Infrared Thermal Imaging see through the walls like an X-ray?
No however it can see moister and temperature differences in the wall. Like no insulation, hot or cold pipes that are touching the sheet rock changing the temperature of the sheet rock. Lots of times the studs are visible because of the temperature differences in the wood and sheet rock.
How is Infrared Thermal Imaging useful?
It allows the home inspector to see things that are not visible with eyes alone, scanning larger areas faster for a more complete home inspection.
Moisture Intrusion, Leaks, Condensation.
Moisture will in most cases be colder making the wet spots show up as a darker color easily seen with the thermal camera. R Eyes Home Inspectors have seen windows leaking on the header from a roof leaking, bad flashing. I could not see any stains with my eyes. R Eyes Inspections has also seen water penetration from a flowerbed draining to the house, leaking in around the baseboards wetting the carpet. We have also found cabinets that were wet from a small leak in the plumbing behind the cabinet unit in a new home inspection. All were found with the free Thermal Imaging camera that would not have been found without this tool.
Overheating wires, switches, breakers and outlets stand out with the thermal camera as a lighter color. Often I find dimmer switches that are over loaded making them very warm that could be a fire hazard in some instances.
With the right temperature differences from inside to outside or delta T an infrared camera can see isolation issues and spotted very easily. R Eyes Inspections has seen sheet rock temperatures as hot as the attic temperature, these areas act like a heater in the house when you have the A/C on reducing the efficiency of your house. These areas will not save you a ton of money but reducing every little area helps to reduce the total bill.
Improperly Connected HVAC Duct work
This is one of the most common things that I find in a home inspection, relatively easy to fix and can be a big savings on your bills all year around. Air blowing in the attic just makes the unit run longer to cool or heat your house.
Why is your inspection price not the lowest in the area?
We at R Eyes Home Inspections spend the time that it takes, to inspect your house properly regardless. We are Dedicated to giving you all the information that we can obtain on the house that you are buying. So you can make the house the best it can be during your ownership.
Why don’t all inspectors have thermal cameras?
The equipment is very expensive, difficult or time consuming to learn to think differently. Because they have not seen what Thermal Imaging can do on a Home Inspection! I would not do a Home Inspection without my Thermal Imaging camera!