Thermal cameras let people see what their eyes can’t – invisible heat radiation emitted or reflected by all objects, regardless of lighting conditions. This makes them indispensable in home inspections!
Thermal imaging is a great tool that helps to identify water damage in walls, floors, and ceilings. By detecting the difference in temperature between a wet area and the surrounding dry areas, thermal imaging can help detect moisture issues that would not be visible during a limited visual home inspection. It is also great at identifying areas where the insulation contractor failed to insulate adequately.
Wood Destroying Insect Detection
Significant wood destroying insect activity can be detected using this technology due to the heat generated by active infestations. Many people aren’t aware, but active termite activity produces a great deal of heat that is often visible to the thermal imaging camera. Minor activity may not be detectable. However, areas not that are not visible can be identified and then a more invasive or technically exhaustive inspection can be carried out by the appropriate professional.
Electrical Thermal Heating Inspection
Abnormal heating associated with high resistance or excessive current flow is the main cause of many problems in electrical systems. Infrared thermography allows us to see these invisible thermal signatures of impending damage before the damage occurs. When the current flows through an electric circuit, part of the electricity is converted into heat energy. This is normal. But, if there is an abnormally high resistance in the circuit or abnormally high current flow, abnormally high heat is generated. This is wasteful, potentially damaging, and abnormal. Because increased heating is a sign of failure, infrared is the best diagnostic tool available for finding these hot connections in the early stages of degeneration. Loose or dirty electrical connections and other electrical anomalies can cause power outages and possible fires. Don’t let faulty wiring ruin your life. An inspection is the best weapon you have in a preventive arsenal against costly repairs and future expenses.