Forget the X-Ray Glasses. Take the Magnifying Glass further with an Infrared Inspection.
Infrared Thermography (IRT), or thermal imaging, involves the use of the use of a special camera to capture wavelengths far beyond what the human eye can normally detect. A thermal scan allows your home inspector to detect areas of heat loss (even ice emits thermographic wavelengths!), water penetration and leaks, overloaded electrical circuits, pests and insect infestations, missing insulation, structural concerns, and more that could be missed by an average inspector using his eyes alone. By capturing visual images of the electromagnetic spectrum that we would normally detect as heat, one might say that Infrared Thermography allows a qualified home inspector to view the invisible, potentially saving you thousands of dollars in the process. For the most complete home inspection Toronto and the surrounding suburbs have to offer, choose a Certified Level 1 Thermographer® like Magnified Home Inspections Ltd’s Joe Roberto!
Thermal imaging is about more than identifying symptoms; in the right hands, it can also be used to diagnose concerns that could save homeowners, buyers, and sellers a lot of money and can cause enormous stress if not detected early, such as:
- Missing, damaged, and/or wet insulation
- Heat loss and air intrusion around and through doors, windows, ceilings, walls, and floors
- Water and moisture infiltration that could lead to mold
- Hidden roof leaks
- Potential pest and insect infestations
- Air conditioner leaks
- Double-pane windows with damaged seals
- Areas of energy loss
- Location of wall studs, floor joists and heat ducts
- Defective radiant heating systems
- Undetected leaks in the plumbing
Thermal Imaging, or Infrared Technology, allows your home inspector to visualize temperature differences and to reveal areas of energy loss or excessive heat generation before the accompanying issues get out of hand. Take your home inspection to the next level of clarity by calling Magnified Home Inspections Ltd and requesting a Thermal Image Inspection.