Thursday, 28 December 2017

Infrared Thermal Imaging Inspections

Infrared Thermal Imaging Inspections



Infrared thermal imaging is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show clients things about their  homes or buildings that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods. For something as specialized as a thermal imaging inspection, it’s critical that the information presented meets the clients’ needs for information they can use and  act on.

The art of an IR inspection is to interpret the results as accurately and reasonably as possible such that the client is  given actionable information in order to proceed with necessary repairs.

Home Inspector Brampton explain the limitations of thermal imaging, including the fact that, as with any type of inspection,   it can’t predict future conditions.  However, a roof that is experiencing moisture intrusion which has been detected through  thermal imaging will very likely lead to serious structural issues, if left unaddressed.

Explain the capabilities of thermal imaging and how it can benefit. An infrared inspection can identify and document moisture  intrusion, energy loss, and even unexpected hot spots.

In terms of energy loss, an IR camera can detect:

* Heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and  doors.
* Damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems.
* Air-conditioner compressor leaks.
* Under-fastening and/or missing framing members, and other structural defects that can lead to energy loss and
* Broken seals in double-paned windows.

In terms of detecting moisture intrusion, an IR camera can locate:

* Plumbing Leaks
* Hidden roof leaks before they cause serious damage;
* Missing, damaged and/or wet insulation and
* Water and moisture intrusion around penetrations and at the foundation and building envelope that could lead to structural  damage and mold.

IR cameras are equally effective at locating hot spots in the home, including:

* Circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement
* Overloaded and undersized circuits
* Overheated electrical equipment and components
* Electrical faults before they cause a fire.

Additionally, based on the color gradients that thermal images provide, Brampton Home Inspector  can locate the issues   effectively. A Home Inspector is a professional who will conduct an inspection of the general condition of the home.  A   golden home inspection will assist a buyer in understanding exactly what they are about to acquire. A home may look move-in   ready, but  an inspector will cover features of the house such as electrical wiring, plumbing, roofing, insulation, as well   as structural  features of the home and may unveil issues that are not noticeable to the buyer’s eye.  As a buyer, you are   making a vast investment, and it is important to understand exactly what you are purchasing. To know more about home   inspection visit  www.goldenhomeinspections.ca.

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