Updated: Mar 3
Because late fall and winter bring little to no humidity into a home, this is the perfect time to complete an infrared thermal imaging inspection.
This type of imaging, commonly called thermography, uses a thermal camera to measure temperature fluctuations within your home. The electromagnetic spectrum is not visible to the naked eye. It is ideal for troubleshooting a variety of home issues, including:
• Hidden plumbing leaks in walls, ceilings, and floors • Energy losses due to missing insulation or broken window seals • Hot electrical circuits and • Wet areas under flooring
What does an Inspection Entail?
An infrared camera will scan the area to detect and record heat sources. Areas of concern are identified through thermal anomalies and labeled right away, photo by photo.
All images are saved digitally for later analysis. Finally, a report is given to you, the homeowner or prospective buyer, with high-resolution photos depicting what the inspector found and the location of the problem or problems.
Why is this Important?
By identifying these problems early, you can save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on in-home repairs.
Seven Examples of What We Have Found Through Infrared Thermal Imaging
Here we identified missing ceiling insulation (the purple sections)
This is the attic scuttle panel. The dark purple area identifies missing insulation.
Water is leaking from the second-floor bathroom into the ceiling.
A very leaky bathtub with water under the flooring!
Animal waste was found under the carpeting in a finished basement.
There is missing insulation on the exterior wall of a room with a vaulted ceiling.
The far-left top panel shows a failed window seal.
Concerned about Hidden Home Problems? Contact Us
Integrity Home Evaluation Services, LLC is the premier home inspection company in Ohio, serving the neighborhoods of Akron, Aurora, Hudson, Kent, Streetsboro, Solon, Stow, and Twinsburg. Please schedule your inspection today!