Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show clients things about their homes or buildings that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods. Ancillary inspection reports are just as important as the reports generated for standard inspections. For something as specialized as a thermal imaging inspection, it’s critical that the information presented meets the clients’ needs for information they can use and act on.
The art of an IR inspection is to interpret the results as accurately and reasonably as possible such that the client is given actionable information in order to proceed with necessary repairs.
Here are a couple recent finds using my new thermal imaging camera:
Overheated wiring- Microwave being used on an undersized wire and breaker.
Hot water line used for toilet.
My wife asked me to check son’s temperature, so I did. She was not amused when I recommended further evaluation and repair by a specialist.