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The importance of thermal
imaging during a Home Inspection cannot be overemphasised! We
have years of experience & certification in commercial,
residential, electrical and construction thermography.
Thermal imaging is included in
all of our Home Inspections and we have invested heavily in the
most up to date & state of the art technology, using IR fusion
and Optiflex technology. This enables us to detect leaks from
hot & cold water supplies, damp, duct drafts, electrical faults
& overloading of circuits, the list and capabilities of this
thermal technology is endless.
For a more detailed and
technical explanation, click here:
The following images are
photos taken from actual inspections, which clearly show the
benefits of Infrared thermography and what it can reveal during
an inspection - which you would not see with the naked eye!
A $4,000.00 plus - saving!
This is a perfect example of how years of
experience, proper certification & our 'state of the art'
equipment can save our client's literally thousands of dollars
during a Home Inspection.
Right Image -
This is a normal view of a basement hallway.
Left Image -
This shows the same basement hallway through a thermal camera
the heated floor coils working. The blue patch on the right is
the carpet damp, which was water leaking from a cracked Armarite
shower tray on the other side of the drywall, something we also
found after testing the shower system during our inspection.
Based on these findings and our extensive
inspection reporting system, our client was able to renegotiate
a substantial discount on the sale price, in excess of $4,000.00
after we advised our client & their chosen contractor was
required in order to rectify this situation.
Our clients were first time buyers and
inexperienced with regards to construction repairs etc.. so we
offered to inspect the repairs (free of charge) upon completion
of the work.
Once notified by the contractor that the work was complete, we,
along with the clients and the Realtor present, inspected and
fully tested the shower system for almost 2 hours and were happy
to inform our clients that the repairs were satisfactory,
carried out to a high standard and more importantly - to code!
Right image - This
shows a normal view of a lounge ceiling area.
- This shows the same
area through a thermal imaging camera highlighting a section of
To give you an example, the
two glasses above are equally filled with water, one with hot
water and the other with cold. Note the temperature differences
and the effects the images give in relation to what you actually
see using a thermal camera?
Here is an example of a
dangerous potential fire hazard, discovered in an electrical panel
during one of our home inspections using our state of the art
The problem here was, a 120 V
- 15 A / S-P Arc fault breaker feeding a bedroom had a loose
connection which melted the cable insulation, didn't trip, which in turn
melted the Bakelite housing on the breaker and so it had to be replaced.
A newly constructed house, less than 3 months old, when this
damp patch was discovered due to the garage roof leaking.
The same property with
moisture behind the Hardy siding on the garage wall
This is the inside of the
garage wall in the exact spot where the moisture was discovered
on the previous images.
Note the water on top of the vapour barrier, there was actually
water droplets seeping through the base of the drywall and onto
the garage floor.
These are actual slow leaks that developed over a period of time
on a dinning room ceiling
The image on the left shows the hidden moisture within a kitchen
ceiling, which was a direct result of the poorly tiled shower
cubicle directly above.
The image on the right shows the effects of having too higher
wattage bulbs in the holders, and the fitting being installed
too close to the ceiling. The bulbs were 100 watts each, which
left three burn marks on the ceiling.
As a result of a poorly
fitted door and frame by the original builder, this had been
leaking for close on 15 years, and literally rotted the door,
frame, floor, rim joist & I beam.
Without the use of thermal
imaging, it is highly unlikely that any of these issues would have
As in the case of the electrical issue, everything would look normal as in the image on the
left. If this had not been detected during the inspection, then
the circuit would have failed completely, or worse, a fire!
Should you require a full in depth electrical inspection of your property,
especially if the the property or the wiring is more than 20
years old, which combines Thermography and a 5 to 7 page report purely on
the electrical system of your home, then please see
our electrical inspection page for full details.
have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
G M Rose - CMI