Rest Assured Inspections LLC provides thermal imaging services FREE with every inspection. Thermal Imaging can help uncover hidden issues using infrared radiation.
By Translating heat into visible light, thermal imaging can show issues caused by lack of insulation, moisture buildup, plumbing leaks, electrical system hot spots (breaker etc.), duct system and air conditioning system issues.
As a home inspector when we walk in a home, we are using all our senses. Noises as we shut things off and on, open or close doors or walk on the floor. Sights of walls, square angles, signs of moisture. Touch for suspected moisture, Smell of rot or mildew, taste of………just kidding we don’t taste anything, that would be gross. The thermal camera is like another sense. It can sense heat, but it’s relative so colors can be adjusted but the cooler will change blue and hotter more yellow. It can tell us the temp of that object, so when we hone in on an area we can see how much hotter a breaker is compared to another one.
When signs of moisture are spotted, using the thermal camera we can see cooler areas behind the wall to help determine the extent of damage. We also use it to detect insulation differences in attics and walls.