Infrared thermal imaging technology can be used to detect and report thermal patterns across the surface of a scanned section of the home. Our state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras can detect and measure the temperature variances across a scanned surface to determine where any heat, cold, moisture and even possible organic growth may be occurring inside the home. The distinctive aspect of being able to see surface temperature variances is that such variances can be caused by issues that may be hidden to the naked eye just below the surface of a floor, behind a wall, or above a ceiling. Such problem areas can easily be undetectable during the limited visual process of a normal home inspection. Thermal imaging is one of the best ways to detect water problems in the home. Water is the number one cause of damage to the home, as it can result in material deterioration, structural problems, health hazards, and more. Repairs for this type of damage can be expensive, so it’s important to detect any potential problems as early as possible.
Our experienced Certified Inspectors at 360 Home Inspection Services, LLC can use this infrared thermal imaging technology and our industry knowledge to determine the effectiveness or shortcomings of insulation within the home, detect air leaks or air sealing deficiencies to help improve the energy efficiency, safety, and comfort of your home, or pinpoint "hot spots" in electrical panels and household wiring that may result in fire or injury if left undetected. Our goal is to provide our clients with a level of service that can help detect small household problems before they become bigger issues that may affect the health and safety of your family or your financial well being.
Thermal imaging is not an invasive test, and does not allow our inspectors to see through walls, ceilings, floors, etc. Since it only detects differences in temperature, it isn’t detecting moisture directly. To determine the moisture content within a specific surface or item, an accurate moisture meter device must be used in conjunction with a thermal imaging camera. The use of a moisture meter can be "pin-less" or measured with "pins"— the latter typically results in a more accurate reading, but is considered invasive testing. Any invasive methods must be approved by the property owner prior to our inspectors performing these tests.
360 Home Inspection Services, LLC offers thermal imaging inspections to help better serve you and bring you peace of mind when you need it most.