Infrared Thermography (or infrared thermal imaging) used in a home inspection can show the client defects around the house that no other home inspection method can. The technology is used in a variety of inspections around the house. The infrared camera can detect moisture damage around the house, these are environments ideal for mold growth. it can also detect cold spots or missing insulation in the attic, exterior walls or ceilings. Infrared thermal imaging is also used to detect water leaks around the house, in the roof, and in the basement whether it is from a plumbing leak or from the exterior through the foundation walls. It is also used in electrical inspection and is used to detect overloaded circuits or defective breakers.
The following are in depth look at the features and benefits of using thermal imaging home inspection.