Thermal Infrared inspections benefit our Middle Tennessee clients by providing real time data to determine defects in the structure such as plumbing leaks, roof leaks, missing insulation, over heated circuits and much more. Adding an infrared survey to your TN home inspection will guarantee the most thorough inspection results possible!
What is Infrared Surveying?
Thermographic inspections of electrical equipment are able to identify hot spots long before problems arise.
Infrared inspections use state of the art infrared cameras to scan the components of the house. These cameras convert heat energy into a picture so homeowners can see potential problems before they escalate. The infrared cameras examine walls, ducts, floors, windows, and electrical items, seeking temperature differences.
Why chose an infrared inspection?
In the course of a typical home inspection, there are times when these defects can go undetected. These hidden defects could be creating energy inefficiencies that create expensive problems for homeowners if left untreated. For example, there could be moisture hidden behind a wall. A visual home inspection would not reveal this issue, but over time it could lead to large, expensive problems. This could cause micro bacterial growth, unpleasant odors, and structural deterioration. It could also potentially create health issues for homeowners at some point as well. Early detection could mean the problem is fixed before it escalates.
With an Infrared Survey, we can examine an entire range of problems, including what’s going on behind the walls. This technology ensures a more accurate assessment of any and all areas of a home with fast and reliable diagnosis. This efficient and non-intrusive procedure goes a long way to saving clients money in the long run. At a minimum, energy loss can be dealt with to lower energy bills, air and water leaks can be sealed, and insulation problems solved.
Common places where infrared inspections are most beneficial include:
- Detecting moisture intrusion
- Damage to insulation, roofs, the home’s structure
- HVAC failings
- Electrical issues (loose connections)
- Air infiltration points
Our qualified inspectors have been thoroughly trained on collecting quality data, interpreting thermograms, and making informed decisions to educate homeowners. After all, a happy Tennessee homeowner is an informed one!