A Thermal Home Inspection is, simply put, a non-invasive inspection technology using infrared temperature tracking that allows the home inspector to find potential defects in the home that aren’t revealed using conventional inspection methods. This is critical because excess moisture, energy loss, and electrical issues are generally not noticed until it’s too late and there’s a looming problem. Finding these issues before the problem arises will likely be cheaper and easier to fix.

Go Thermal

A home can look beautiful but there may be something brewing below the surface and undetectable to the naked eye. The incredible thing about thermal imaging is that it can show anomalies and surface temperatures without poking holes in the wall. Once an anomaly is detected, we can investigate further. Hot spots, cold spots, and more can be found when we use thermal imaging in a home inspection.

Although thermal imaging is an effective tool for finding potential issues, there are some limitations. For example, thermal imaging cannot see through walls or concrete, especially if they are thick or well-insulated. However, most of the time, there is enough evidence to determine a temperature difference and we can detect issues like water leaks or missing insulation without damaging the walls.

What Can Thermal Inspections Find?

With a thermal inspection, our team can identify and document unwanted moisture, energy loss, and even hot spots that might cause future problems.

What Happens When Issues Are Found?

It’s not a cause for alarm. We will analyze the area meticulously for confirmation of diagnosis and then explain to you, in detail, what we have found so you can understand exactly what is happening behind the scenes.

We will include all results in your detailed report and offer you advice if you need it. If you own your home, you may be more inclined to repair any potential issues before they worsen. If you’re a potential purchaser of the home, you will be able to decide if you want to continue with the purchase or opt to make a counteroffer to facilitate a partial cost of the renovations.

We can help arrange the list of repairs in order of priority, from most important to the least important, so that you have a good idea of where to start and which repairs are structurally more significant than others.

Once the repairs are complete, we will be happy to come back and re-inspect the house to ensure the problems are solved.

If you need a thermal inspection, call the experts at PCL Inspections.