For about a year now, Realtors and clients were asking us if we offered Infrared (thermal imaging) inspections. We wanted to take our time researching this, as we don’t just add services willy-nilly (we love that word!) What we found out is that thermal imaging is truly a step into the future of home inspection. One of the amazing inspectors on our team, Inspector Eric Brown was the first to become certified in doing thermal imaging inspections. He traveled out of state to take an intensive course and was certified in the spring of 2019. Currently, 2 other inspectors on our team are going for their certification too.
Thermal imaging is an optional add-on inspection and we include the findings in the overall inspection report.
So…what is an Infrared/Thermal imaging inspection?
Thermal Imaging helps discover potential home issues that would not normally be seen during a typical home inspection through the use of an infrared camera and specially trained home inspectors. Some of the attributes include:
Energy Efficiency – Missing, damaged, thin and displaced insulation shows up easily with the infrared camera with the potential for the homeowner to save thousands of dollars a year in electric costs.
Moisture Intrusion – Under specific circumstances, the inspector can locate water leaks behind or in walls, floors, ceilings and roof coverings. Finding a leak can easily save thousands of dollars in repairs and mold remediation costs.
Electrical – Thermal imaging can help locate defective or improperly installed breakers, switches, receptacles or other components before they overheat and cause a fire.
Limitations – The results of thermal imaging inspections are highly dependent on environmental factors such as weather, temperature, wind, humidity, and time of day.
For more information, and photos, please visit https://inspectionsaz.com/infrared-inspections/