Infrared cameras see very small variations in temperature, in a range that is not visible to the human eye. Thermal imaging technology allows us to inspect in superior detail questions rather than assume or estimate the condition of your home.


Why is thermal imaging important to you and your home inspection?

Until now, a home inspector could only report on what they see, which can be thought of as about 33% of a house. That leaves a lot of possible problems uncovered. Infrared thermal imaging captures an entirely different spectrum of information not visible to the human eye. This adds approximately 33% more information to you as a buyer and that's extremely valuable in your decision to purchase a safe and comfortable home for your family. That remaining 33% can only be found by completely removing drywall and flooring to visually inspect and test every hidden component of a home. One day a new technology may be available to see this, and you can be sure we'll be the first to have it.


Can anyone do infrared thermal imaging?

A common misconception in thermal imaging is that the camera does all the work. Unfortunately unless you are certified as a thermographer and trained to identify thermal anomalies most of the issues that the camera sees will go undetected.


Our inspectors are certified level 1 thermographers and registered with the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) SNT-TC-1A(2006)


Let's look at some thermal imaging pictures that really describe this better than words:



No Insulation between the studs.



A dangerously overheating circuit.



A substantial roof leak not seen with a visual inspection.



IR camera picks up a leaky tap connection within the wall



You can see that the heated tile is working.