WHAT IS INFRARED (IR) THERMAL IMAGING & WHAT IT IS NOT ...

   IR Thermal Imaging is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show clients things about their home, building, appliance or other components that can't be revealed using conventional inspection methods or with the 'naked' eye.  It can help provide important information about areas of the structure or components that are usually inaccessible.  When used in conjunction with conventional inspection methods and other tools, IR Thermal Imaging allows an inspector to dive deeper into those areas for information not typically visible by normal observations.

   Like other tools and technologies, IR Thermal Imaging technology also have limitations. IR Thermal Imaging cameras are not  X-ray cameras and they can not see through walls or any other objects nor does they permit inspectors to see through any other type materials.  Instead, the IR Thermal Imaging camera simply detect differences in surface temperatures.  These variations shows up as "hot" or "cold" spots on the camera lens and such differences may indicate a hidden issue that could have been overlooked using typical inspection technics alone.  This makes adding an IR Thermal Imaging report to your original inspection report an invaluable service.  It ensures that your already critical inspection report is more detailed and complete.

What can an IR Thermal Imaging evaluation potentially detect? 

* Energy Loss    * Moisture Intrusion    * Electrical Hot Spots    * Pest Infestation    * Flue Leaks     * More...

   IR Thermal Imaging equipment and training are significantly expensive and not many inspectors will offer this type of ancillary or "add on" inspection service.  However, the inspectors who choses to offer this service as part of their standard home or commercial inspections or as an ancillary and "add-on" service will attest that it has become one of their most valued service implements within their property inspecting toolkits.

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