Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging is included as part of all commercial and residential property inspections. 

A thermal imaging camera is a device that detects infrared radiation (heat) and converts it into a thermal image and performs temperature calculations. Similar to a common camera that forms an image using visible light. Thermal imaging can be used to identify problems that wouldn’t normally be detected by the naked eye.

A thermal imaging inspection can identify problems such as moisture intrusion, energy loss, and even unseen hot spots.  Conditions that could lead to serious structural damage, development of mold, or even fires:

Energy Loss:

  • heat loss and air infiltration through walls, ceilings, floors windows and doors
  • missing insulation in walls, ceilings and floors
  • damaged or malfunctioning radiant heating systems
  • broken seals in double-paned windows

Moisture Intrusion:

  • plumbing leaks
  • heated flooring leaks
  • hidden roof leaks
  • water and moisture intrusion around penetrations, through the foundation, behind shower and floor tiles

Hot Spots:

  • malfunctioning circuit breakers
  • overloaded or undersized circuits
  • overheating electrical equipment and components
  • electrical circuit faults

Other Temperature Discrepancies:

  • pest infestations such as wood boring insects
  • rats, mice and other large pests with a detectable heat signature
  • dangerous flue leaks allowing combustion gases into the residence