Every Conley home inspection includes some basic thermal imaging. We rely on thermal imaging to inspect behind walls and under floorboards. Thermography (infrared energy) measures material surface temperatures using infrared video and still cameras. The camera aids the inspector by showing temperature differences and abnormalities which can be caused by moisture or heat loss. Note: The U.S. Department of Energy recommends that a thermographic scan be done prior to purchasing any home.
Infrared cameras provide fast, accurate, building diagnosis, and helps detect a wide range of home problems not normally seen in a visual inspection, including:
• Hidden moisture intrusion
• Moisture sources of mold
• Pipe and duct work leaks
• Roof and ceiling leaks
• Foundation cracks
• Heat/energy loss
• Missing insulation
• Ventilation & Duct problems
• Faulty overheating wiring, breakers and fuses
• Wiring and switch issues
• Moisture associated with termite
• Rats, mice and other pests
Infrared inspection combined with traditional home inspection reveal substantially more details than can be normally perceived with a flashlight and conventional inspection tools.
Infrared cameras cannot detect:
- Whether a leak will occur in the future
- Moisture from a potential roof leak
- Moisture behind cabinets, furniture or deep within a structure
To be on the safe side, ask for a thorough thermal imaging inspection by calling Conley Home Inspections, LLC today.