Infrared or “Thermal” imaging inspections use a specialized camera that shows temperature difference – which can identify moisture, insulation problems, energy loss and electrical problems. Cold spots might indicate a water leak. Hot spots could be a sign of pests.
What are the Benefits of Thermal Imaging?
- Detect leaks and moisture before they lead to expensive damage – Water damage is one of the most expensive home repairs, and steps should be taken to avoid it at all costs. Infrared cameras allow you to test for leaks before they can be seen.
- Save money by improving energy efficiency – This is one of the most accurate ways to identify drafts coming in from doors and windows. After locating the drafts, application of weatherstripping or insulation to these areas can help you save on heating and cooling costs.
- Identify hot spots caused by electrical issues – Outdated wiring isn’t just an eyesore, it’s a fire hazard. Thermal cameras help to reveal loose electrical connections and overloaded circuit breakers, ultimately helping you to make proper repairs and keep your home and family safe.
Get Your Home Inspected With Thermal Imaging
Infrared cameras make it easy to detect hidden issues that may otherwise reveal themselves as expensive surprises. Whether you’re buying a home or just doing some routine maintenance; thermal imaging is a great way to detect inadequate insulation, water damage, faulty electrical systems, or even pests in your home.