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Why Perform Infrared Thermal Imaging Inspections For Your New Home?
Are you considering buying a new home? Along with the documentation process, you also need
to hire a property inspections service to be well aware of the condition of the house. Combined
with the traditional home inspection methods, the infrared inspection can reveal much more
about its condition that is perceived or is visible to the naked eyes or common conventional
inspection tools. There are things that can't be seen with only a flashlight.
Infrared imaging can help in providing essential information about the interiors of the house and
its stability, which is an otherwise inaccessible area of a building. Using this method you can
detect even minute yet crucial differences in temperatures from one area to the other area of a
house. These temperature variations can be seen in the camera’s view screen as a “cold” or “hot”
spot. This way you are made aware of some hidden problems that are often skipped in the course
of a traditional visual inspection. Some problems that can be detected are:
Faulty Wiring & Fuses
Heat Loss from Leaks
Moisture Associated With Termite Nests
Moisture Associated With Mould
Moisture Intrusion from an Unknown Source
Lack of Ventilation
The team of professional home inspection officials can use infrared imaging to detect some
serious hidden problems of the house you are planning to buy:
Water Intrusion: By scanning the interiors of a building with an infrared camera, it can reveal
moisture points or places due to plumbing or roof leaks. The wet areas of a building can cool
down when energy is transferred during the water evaporation process; therefore, a wet area will
stand out from the surrounding dry surface.
Electrical Systems: The deficiencies of an electrical system can be made visually or by using an
infrared camera. A deficient connection between the electrical components can result in
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resistance, which will manifest in an apparent temperature elevation when compared with some
similar types of connections under a single load condition.
Insulation Deficiencies: Due to the variation in the thermal energy, it can be detected of deficient
or for missing insulation while the scanning for the ceilings or wall surfaces are taken up.
Structural Problems: Under the right conditions, the differences in conductivity, the thermal
capacity to other intrinsic qualities of a building can be detected. While scanning walls, floors,
and ceilings with an infrared camera, the overall missing components of the building, including
any damage or a structural issue, everything can be found. At times it ensures even the difference
in the quality that has substantially over a period of time.
Leaks in the Roofing System: The scanning process can reveal the water intrusion and
accumulation of moisture in the corners and below the surface. Due to its high thermal capacity,
water gives up the heat. So the areas where there is moisture accumulated can be detected. This
process is generally initiated in the evenings or early night-time so that the thermal energy is
imparted which during the daytime is released.
All these techniques can help a person finalize his decision of buying a new place. It can actually
tell you the actual worth of a place so that you make an informed decision.
So, keep your eyes open for those minor leaks and cracks next time you buy a house and opt
for a complete home inspection service!
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