We Use Infrared
By utilizing my infrared camera during every home inspection, we possess the ability to perceive details that often elude other inspectors. I am an InterNACHI® Infrared Certified® Thermography Inspector.
Can You See What I See?
I possess a unique ability to perceive hidden elements that lie beyond ordinary sight. As an inspector, my proficiency goes beyond the capabilities of others in the field. By utilizing infrared technology, I gain the power to visualize crucial aspects that greatly contribute to conducting a comprehensive and exceptional home inspection for my valued clients.
I See Things That Elude Other Inspectors'
I am Infrared Certiifed®. I am an InterNACHI® Infrared Certified® Thermography Inspector.
I employ an advanced infrared camera capable of detecting issues that may not be immediately visible to the unaided eye. This specialized camera converts the heat signatures of objects into color gradients, where elevated temperatures manifest as lighter colors, and lower temperatures or wet regions appear as darker colors. Analyzing these images enables me to identify sources of energy leakage, trace areas with moisture infiltration, highlight hazardous hot spots within electrical systems, and reveal other concerns like infestations from wood-destroying pests and rodents, as well as flue leaks in chimneys that may lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Frequently, I receive inquiries from my clients regarding water stains on their ceilings and their origin. To address this, I employ thermography, which can detect the presence of water seeping through the ceiling. However, it is crucial to combine this method with a high-quality moisture meter for accurate results. During the investigation, I also conduct a thorough examination in the attic area above the ceiling to spot any potential issues, such as a leaking roof, condensation on HVAC ducts, or leaky pipes. It's important to note that the camera provides initial indications, which serve as supplementary data alongside various other pieces of information. Ultimately, this comprehensive approach aids in identifying the precise source of the problem.
A thermal imaging camera is not a mystical device; it simply serves as an additional tool. To utilize it effectively, I have acquired comprehensive knowledge of its operation and proper application. My expertise is validated through training and certification by InterNACHI® specifically for handling infrared cameras.
As part of my comprehensive training, I have acquired knowledge in the emerging domain of building science, which encompasses various aspects such as hydrodynamics and thermodynamics. Proficiency in understanding the dynamics of water and heat movement is vital for effectively utilizing thermal imaging technology. I possess a deep understanding of the principles underlying thermal imaging, proficiency in handling thermal imaging equipment, a solid grasp of the fundamental concepts in building science, and the ability to apply thermal imaging techniques in practical scenarios. Furthermore, I am well-versed in reviewing case studies pertaining to this field.
Thermal (infrared) imaging refers to the identification of temperature variations in an object. This technique involves utilizing infrared-detecting devices to assess the building envelope's condition and detect thermal patterns that may indicate issues related to energy loss, hidden moisture, electrical malfunctions, or structural anomalies.
Rather than perceiving forms and hues, my infrared camera enables me to observe thermal energy. Being proficient in thermal imaging demands not only possessing the camera but also possessing the expertise to operate it adeptly and interpret its resulting images accurately. Simply having a trowel doesn't qualify you as a mason, just as owning an infrared camera doesn't automatically make you a thermographer.
I am an InterNACHI® Infrared Certified® Thermography Inspector.