Whether you’re interested in making your home more energy-efficient, suspect a leak, or just want a deeper inspection of your home than traditional home inspections can provide, a thermal imaging inspection may be right for you.
What Is Thermal Imaging?
Thermal imaging uses a specialized infrared camera. Unlike a photo taken with a traditional camera, thermal imaging can detect the level of heat radiation coming off of a particular object. This information can be used to do things like identify drafts and heat loss, moisture, and more.
Is Thermal Imaging Included in a Home Inspection?
The answer to this question depends on the home inspector, but here at Apex South Inspections – YES, thermal imaging is included with your home inspection.
Apex South Inspections include a comprehensive walkthrough of your home while taking photos with both a regular camera and an infrared camera. Both infrared and normal images will be taken and compiled into a report, which will outline our findings.
Apex South Inspections will report any issues that they may have noticed, such as cold spots that may indicate a water leak, heat signature caused by pests like rats, and areas where you may need to take steps to prevent drafts, such as installing weather stripping, new windows, or more insulation.
The Benefits Thermal Imaging
Thermal imaging has a number of great benefits, including the following:
- Save money by eliminating drafts and energy loss – Thermal imaging is one of the best ways to identify areas of your home where you are losing hot or cold air. By applying insulation and taking steps to eliminate these leaks, you can save quite a bit of money on your energy bills.
- Prevent water damage by identifying leaks and moisture – Even hidden moisture and leaks can be detected by infrared cameras, making this a great way to test for leaks in your roof, water damage, and other such issues.
- Address electrical issues by detecting hot spots – Infrared cameras can reveal hot circuit breakers, electrical outlets, and other systems that may be overloaded and at risk of failure, ensuring that you can make the proper repairs and keep your property safe from risks like an electrical failure or a fire.
Have Your Home Inspected With Thermal Imaging Today
The power of infrared imaging makes it easy for you to detect issues that may be hiding in your home, and take the necessary steps to resolve them. So don’t wait. If you think that your home may have problems like inadequate insulation, water damage, faulty electrical systems, or pests, a thermal imaging inspection can help.