Thermal imaging is the best way to determine certain deficiencies within a building.
Issues that may not be apparent without the use of a thermal camera include:
- Water trapped in a roof, ceiling or wall. In places like Kitimat and Prince Rupert it is common to have water trapped in hidden areas leading to potential mold and rot of the structure.
- Missing Insulation in the wall cavity, and hidden attic spaces. You’d be surprised what we find, places where a window used to be now completely covered with no insulation inside, basements finished, you would assume insulation is there but it’s not.
- Overheated electrical components. These are a potential fire hazard and so important that some buildings are required to have an annual scan.
At Informed Home Inspections, we believe these issues are too important to miss, if we can find them.
Your home inspector is a Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermographer. (Per ANSI/ASNT CP-105 and CP-189 of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing)
Taking a correctly tuned thermal image is not like taking a picture with a standard camera. You need training, and skill to correctly diagnose potential problems. Issues can be missed; or non-issues may be “found”, if your Thermographer is not qualified.