Thermal Infrared Inspection
I See What Other Less Qualified Inspectors Can’t See!
I am experienced and certified to use a sophisticated infrared thermal imaging camera that can display temperature as color imaging that can potentially let me see trouble behind walls or hidden from normal view. Certified Master Inspector® and Infrared Certified® inspector Toby Kilgore, uses a FLIR E8 Professional IR Camera, not a cell phone IR camera or other cheap imitation like all of our competitors.
Infrared Thermal Imaging Cameras can detect things like heat from an arcing issue which could cause fire, or an overheated circuit breaker.
IR Thermal Imaging Cameras have the ability to show areas of the ceiling or floor that may not be properly insulated. Homes that are not properly insulated will cost more to heat and cool than a home that is properly insulated.
IR Thermal Imaging Cameras can detect the difference in temperature from areas of wet walls and ceilings compared to dry areas like the pictures below.
IR Camera Shows Anomaly in Wall
Moisture Meter Confirms Issue
Shower at 2nd Hall Bath Leaking in Wall
Not Visible by Naked Eye
Many windows and doors, as well as roofing and flashing, are sources of water intrusion that may not show up visually. Using IR thermal imaging camera and moisture meter equipment is a better method of understanding where water may be entering the building.
All technology has limitations and using an infrared thermal imaging camera and moisture meter equipment is no exception. They are useful tools in my toolbox that have helped spot issues I or other inspectors would not see unless drywall/sheetrock, floor coverings, roof coverings, or other materials were removed. Using it properly does not guarantee that all hidden issues will be found but it is indispensable and I use it on most inspections as an aid to finding trouble where the average inspector’s eyes couldn’t.