What kind of issues can we detect with infrared imaging?

During a thermal imaging inspection, we look for the following kinds of problems:

  • Moisture: Our home inspector can use infrared technology to detect plumbing leaks and roof leaks before water damage becomes visible. We can also check for moisture in your basement. If we suspect that there's a moisture problem in your home, we'll use a moisture meter for verification.
  • Fire hazards: We can use an infrared camera to locate any appliances, electrical components or pipes that are overheating.
  • Energy loss: Poor insulation, structural issues, design flaws and outdated windows and doors can lead to energy loss. Our inspector can check your walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows and attic to identify weak points.
Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of thermal imaging inspections.

Moisture Issues

Thermal imaging is one of the most effective methods for detecting moisture problems. I can often find thermal evidence of moisture penetration from the roof or basement, as well as plumbing leaks, before they've caused enough damage to be visible to the naked eye. Since thermal imaging does not detect moisture directly, I use a moisture meter for verification.

Hot Spots & Fire Hazards

Naturally, thermal imaging is very effective for finding hot spots inside a home. These can range from electrical issues to insulation problems or dangerously hot pipes (which pose a burn risk to children). Electrical problems are of particular concern, as they indicate a wiring problem of an overloaded component, which poses a major fire risk.