Tools and technology cannot be ignored. Inspectors with the clipboard, pencil, screwdriver and outlet tester are what gives the home inspection industry a bad name. Home Inspections are our business, this is not a part time job, a post retirement way to pick up a few bucks or a fast way to make a dollar. This is the profession we have chosen and one that WE set the standards in.
How is this technology useful?
Moisture Detection in Walls and Ceilings - As demonstrated above, thermal imaging is a great tool that helps to identify water damage in walls, floors, and ceilings. By detecting the difference in temperature between a wet area and the surrounding dry areas, thermal imaging can help detect moisture issues that would not be visible.
Electrical Inspections - Improper electrical connections can cause power outages and possible fires. We inspect the electrical panels and receptacles to identify issues. Thermal imaging can detect hot spots in the electrical system not visible to the naked eye.
Wood Destroying Insects - Significant wood destroying insect activity can be detected using this technology due to the heat generated by active infestations.
Roof Inspections - Thermal imaging can be used to detect the location of the leak so that repairs can be made. It can also determine when a home has not been properly insulated.
Plumbing Inspections - Water leaks from the plumbing system often are undetected until damage has occurred. Thermal imaging can detect temperature changes in the plumbing system not visible to the naked eye which may be a precursor to a larger issue.
Van Hibberts, CMI
Certified Residential Building Code Inspector ICC-5319905
IBHS Fortified Certified Inspector #FEV32561020109
ARA Certified Inspector #20302 (Applied Research Associates)
Florida-State Certified Master Inspector Lic. #HI 89
Certified Owens-Corning Roof Data Inspector
Florida-Certified Wind Mitigation Inspector
WDO Certificate #JE190791
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