Thermal Imaging: Looking Behind the Surface

Thermal Imaging Learning everything there is to know about a house can be quite an undertaking, especially when some of the most important details aren’t visible to the naked eye. Fortunately, technology like thermal imaging allows home inspectors to reveal so much more. Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits of using thermal imaging to inspect a property.

At a basic level, infrared technology is used for determining the overall condition of a home, especially in regards to potential HVAC issues. Using this technology will reveal both hot and cold spots around the home, which can let potential homeowners know if there are any problems with insulation. This is particularly useful in areas behind walls, under floors and in ceilings that are otherwise difficult to inspect.

More specifically, thermal imaging can be used to reveal hidden problems that simply could not be detected ordinarily, even when the inspector knows where to look. For example, there could be clogs in the home’s plumbing, areas of radiant heat, missing insulation and even water damage that lurk in places not visible to the naked eye. Most, if not all, of these problems could not be pinpointed and identified without tearing apart the home. Thermal imaging makes uncovering these problems a fast and simple process.

At Accurate Home Inspections, we can use thermal imaging technology to evaluate all areas of the home. If thermal imaging reveals an unusually hot or cold area in the home, further inspection may be needed to determine what is causing the fluctuation in temperatures. A home may seem amazing on your fast pass through, but you really don’t know what’s going on behind the walls and under the floors until you have the property evaluated with thermal imaging and infrared technology.

Using thermal imaging cameras is just one of the many comprehensive home inspection services we provide at Accurate Home Inspections. Learn more about this service and the others we offer today by calling 403-826-6111!

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