All About Thermal Imaging

Infrared technology is changing home inspections dramatically and protecting homeowners – or soon-to-be homeowners – from costly issues. Infrared technology is used to scan a home & see the various temperatures that occur within its inner workings.

A thermal camera is used to capture temperature images of a home’s surfaces, which is otherwise invisible to the naked eye. Thermal scans are a non-disruptive method of scanning a surface to find potential problems like heat escaping through cracks & crevices, frigid incoming air, or moisture that may be leaking inside.

We at Mo-Home Inspection are certified thermal inspectors. When we scan your home, we’re trained to know what each area’s average temperature should be. When a temperature deviates too drastically — too high or too low — we’re able to catch and identify it before it gets worse.

The temperatures captured by the camera are measured and calculated. The results give the homeowners or buyers a clear picture of the home and how that relates to its condition or overall efficiency.

Why Do I Need a Thermal Imaging Inspection?

Thermal imagery provides an immediate look at your home’s condition, without having to tear anything apart to see inside the walls.

Thermal Inspections Can Reveal:

  • The placement of studs and rafters that might not be up to code.
  • Water penetration into roofs and ceiling surfaces.
  • Moisture build-up in building materials.
  • Detection of missing or insufficient insulation.
  • Electrical issues at points like breaker boxes, outlets, and switches.
  • Plumbing & piping and their proper/improper installation.
  • Impact on energy efficiency.
  • Pests and infestations.

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