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Thermal Imaging

All home inspection companies promise a thorough and objective inspection. What makes an Intellispect inspection different?

Two words: Technology and Experience.

What is Thermal Imaging?

Thermal Imaging is a powerful, non-invasive, non-destructive inspection method that allows the experienced thermal imaging inspector to detect flaws otherwise invisible to traditional inspection methods.

How does it work?

Intellispect uses a state-of-the-art FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) camera to take “heat pattern images” of objects in and around your home. These images are used to identify potential flaws in your home. Because issues like moisture in wall and ceiling cavities, faulty wiring, the presence of termites, active mold, wet insulation, missing insulation, leakage at ducts, etc. affects the surrounding temperature, heat-sensitive photography can reveal these and other issues that just cannot be seen by the naked eye or with conventional or digital photography.

What type of issues can we detect?

  • Pluming Leaks
  • Window Leaks
  • Roof Leaks
  • Slab Leaks
  • Missing / Misplaced Insulation
  • Moisture / Mold
  • Overheating Electrical Components
  • Structural Deficiencies
  • Crossed Plumbing Lines
  • Ductwork Leakage
  • Termite Infestation
  • Energy Loss

Why is it necessary to get a thermal imaging scan before purchasing or before your homes warranty expires?

Infrared thermography provides an invaluable service to home inspectors and their clients. The technology allows an inspector a non-destructive method to find previously invisible defects and to substantiate findings or other means of testing with an illustrative test to indicate what is happening behind or inside the homes walls or ceilings.

Thermal imaging has been used for commercial applications for many years to identify maintenance and repair needs. The price point and portability of thermal imaging equipment is making this technology more accessible for the home inspection industry. In the current economic times thermal imagers have become ultra-important tools to help identify problems that cost you money and may be a danger to life and limb.

Home Inspectors with thermal imaging equipment, and the skills to use it properly, help detect unexpected issues before you purchase or before your builder warranty expires.

Currently, very few home inspectors have made the financial (and mental) commitment to provide the best possible inspection experience by adding thermal imaging capabilities to their available services. Make sure you demand that your next home inspector uses this valuable technology.

Intellispect Image Gallery

All images below were taken by Intellispect President Rod Figueroa with a FLIR B2 Thermacam. The common thread with all these issues is that none of these issues were observable with the naked eye. Oh sure, some of these (e.g. water under carpet) would have been detectable if I was barefoot, or had crawled into inaccessible areas of the attic, etc. The point is that during a normal inspection, these are the issues that get overlooked. Don’t settle for a normal inspection. Get it done right with an Intellispection™ from Intellispect Property Inspection Group.

FLIR thermal imaging
Front bedroom - rain intrusion from faulty window flashing

Exterior siding - rain intrusion at improperly flashed window top
FLIR thermal imaging
Upstairs media room ceiling - roof flashing leak at vent pipe
FLIR thermal imaging
Master bath wall by tub - nail in water line slowly backing out
FLIR thermal imaging
Kitchen ceiling - leaking guest tub overflow drain
FLIR thermal imaging
Heat transfer at the uninsulated attic stairway cover
FLIR thermal imaging
Family room - missing insulation in ceiling
FLIR thermal imaging
Water intrusion along 30' of basement wall
FLIR thermal imaging
Color version of previous photo
FLIR thermal imaging
Two overheating breakers in panel board
FLIR thermal imaging
Family room ceiling - shower pan leak onto ceiling
FLIR thermal imaging
Foyer wall - condensation drip leak from a/c into wall and carpet
FLIR thermal imaging
Missing insulatioon in master bedroom ceiling
FLIR thermal imaging
Kitchen ceiling - leaking tub drain at upstairs tub
FLIR thermal imaging
Garage ceiling - drip leakage at multiple nail holes in roof
FLIR thermal imaging
Carpet in media room - slab leak at laundry room plumbing trap
FLIR thermal imaging
Garage ceiling in new construction - tub overflow drain was cut
FLIR thermal imaging
Family room - leaking at whirlpool jet water lines
FLIR thermal imaging
Carpet in closet - leaking tub
drain in adjacent bathroom
FLIR thermal imaging
Family room carpet around bathroom - leaking shower pan
FLIR thermal imaging
Upstairs guest bathroom - hot water pipe leak behind tile

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