2020-01-13

Buying a home can involve a lot of decision-making, which can be influenced by many factors, like the condition of the property. You might be able to conduct a visual inspection on your own, but that can be limited only to what you can see. What about inside the walls and ceilings? An easier way to go about that is with an infrared house inspection. Thermal imaging is offered by reputable building inspectors to spot problem areas that may be invisible to the naked eye or inaccessible to regular visual inspections.

In an infrared house inspection, Infrared thermal imaging equipment and cameras are used to detect small and major changes in temperature to detect issues like moisture, which can usually lead to finding roof leaks and mould. This process may also help find termite nests in posts, as well as electrical problems, energy and heat loss, structural issues, foundation cracks, insulation gaps, rodent infestation, and ventilation issues. Thermal imaging is non-invasive, so there is no need to open up the walls during inspection.

Compared to regular inspections, infrared house inspection can reveal more and pinpoint exactly where the problems are, even if you cannot see them. Human vision can only register around 40 percent of what is occurring around you, so it may not be able to detect defective or missing insulation, rising dampness, and hot wiring. Building inspectors rely on thermal technology to find and prevent current and future issues. So, if you suspect that you may have mould, electrical wiring problems, heating problems, insect or rodent infestation, or any other issues that cannot be resolved with a mere visual inspection, get in touch with home inspectors that can conduct thermal imaging.

Not all building inspectors offer infrared house inspection, so you be sure to choose only those that can. Verify that they are certified to use infrared technology and that they have the necessary proven expertise and skills for thermal imaging inspections.

 

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