That’s why EVERY Domicile inspector carries thermal imaging technology (also known as infrared imaging) among our arsenal of high-tech tools. Through cutting-edge thermal imaging cameras, we can literally see a broad range of building problems invisible to the naked eye, including:
- Moisture intrusion in the building exterior
- Plumbing leaks inside the building around pipes, sinks, toilets and bathtubs
- Water leaks near windows and doors
- Water leaks or trapped moisture in roofs, sky light curbs and more
- Faulty, decrepit or improperly installed electrical systems
- Inefficient energy use, including air leaks and drafts
- Improper insulation in ceilings and walls
- Inadequate insulation on HVAC ducts
- Insect infestations and other pests
The above problems can present serious threats to the physical well-being of your building and greatly interfere with your comfort and personal enjoy of your home. In addition, they can be extremely expensive to repair.
While thermal imaging is a wonderful tool to help discover potentially hidden problems, it is important to note it is not a silver bullet. There must be a sufficient difference in temperature between objects to utilize this equipment—i.e., we can’t see through walls no matter what you hear or have seen on HGTV.