Avoiding Post-Purchase Surprises
There are some things that can’t be seen with the naked eye, so hiring a home inspector whose services offer thermal imaging in their inspection is a great way to get a better understanding of what’s going on within the walls.
What Does Thermal Imaging Do?
Thermal imaging can read surface temperatures that can indicate thermal inconsistencies, as well as different temperatures. This could lead to additional findings from pests to electrical problems.
As an InterNACHI Certified Infrared Inspector, we use a FLIR camera for our thermal imaging inspections. This tool enhances a typical home inspection to help identify hidden issues that could lead to bigger problems down the road.
What Areas Should be Inspected?
The value of a thermal image inspection: Priceless! These are some examples of areas to inspect:
- Ceilings, Walls, Floors: Thermal imaging is a great way to check if there are any problems on the surface of your home. It is used to look inside walls, floors, and ceilings. It will show you where moisture lurks as well as dry areas — even where insulation might be missing.
- HVAC & Electrical: It can detect leaks in air-conditioners and other HVAC units. And if you have any electrical issues, an infrared camera can help you identify them.
- Energy Waste: Thermal imaging can also reveal damaged seals in double-paned windows or areas where air is escaping from sliding doors.
Your property purchase is a major expense that is not considered lightly. Having a thermal inspection by a certified company such as Brick House Inspections, LLC, is another tool to assist in confirming that your investment is a sound one.