Using an infrared camera for a home inspection requires the eye of a seasoned, trained professional – An infrared camera in the hands of a novice might view every abnormal reading as a potential problem, wasting valuable time and money. In the home inspection specialist hands, this highly sensitive tool is the ideal way to scan for potential issues without tearing up drywall and flooring.
At Checkup Property Inspections, we use infrared cameras as part of our home inspection tool kit to scan for areas showing contrasting temperatures that might have excessive moisture. This is a necessary step to ensure your home inspection is as thorough as possible.
When we use an infrared camera for home inspections, water damage is one of the biggest things we look for. Water damage spotted during an inspection can range from a plumbing issue to basement moisture intrusion or a leak in the roof.
The InfraRed camera can identify potential problems that are invisible to the naked eye. The biggest red flag when scanning an area for water damage is a puddle-like shape or drip marks when viewed on the infrared screen. Typically, water will appear as a cooler-toned color in the IR image, such as dark blue or purple. However, if the water is warm due to plumbing conditions or weather, it will read in the ranges of yellow to red on the camera.
We can help you save Energy – and $.
Using infrared technology for home inspections is a great way to investigate sources or problems in your home that might be creating higher energy bills. Here are some of the ways infrared scanning can help you save on those energy costs:
- An InfraRed Camera Inspection can help identify missing or damaged insulation. Insulation can be improperly installed, or disturbed by home remodeling efforts – and if not caught and repaired, this could greatly affect your energy bills.
- Scanning electric panels with an infrared camera can identify overheated conductors or circuit breakers.
- It’s much easier to make sure a radiator is heating properly by just pointing an infrared camera at it. The thermal image shows all – and there is no grey area.
- Sometimes an overzealous carpet installer can rush a job or get in a hurry – and actually carpet OVER a register – and this might never be found – but is easily shown with the help of an InfraRed Camera Inspection.
The team at Checkup Property Inspection can provide an infrared camera inspection to detect any such variances, so that you take action – and save money on heating and cooling bills.
When is the best time for an Infrared Inspection?
When there is a large difference between outside temperatures, and the temperature inside your home, the inspection team get a more precise and accurate read on the camera’s results.
Peace of Mind is just a Checkup Away – because your home is more than just a house.
Checkup Property Inspections provides Residential Home Inspections, Mold Testing, Radon Testing, Sewer Scope Inspections, & Water Quality Testing in Castle Rock, Parker, Littleton, Denver, and the surrounding areas. We also provide well inspections, well flow tests, and potability tests.
All of our inspectors are certified by InterNACHI, the leading home inspection association. We hold each of our inspectors to the highest inspection standards, which are derived from each home inspection association or state standards.
Our promise to you – we will inspect your home as if it were going to be ours. We strive to uphold our reputation for excellent and timely service, high-detail inspection services, and delivering you a home inspection report that gives you the insights you need to make a smart decision.
Reach out to Checkup Property Inspections today.