Thermal Imaging Inspection can prove to be a great starting point for any plan to resolve many residential economical resolve
Loose, Damaged Or Faulty Electrical Components
Loose, Damaged Or Faulty Electrical Components Thermal Image
Excessive heating can or may result in loose, damaged, faulty or dirty connections, unforeseen to the naked eye. As any electrical connection degrades over time, the circuit breaker/fuses can start to trip or blow under little apparent load, circuit breakers can fail, or worst of all, a fire can occur. Thermal imaging utilized in fire prevention to inspect the various electrical connections in your home or business, will allow you to detect these problems and remedy the fault before any damage has occurred.
Radiant In Floor Heating
In Floor Radiant Heating Thermal Image.
Utilizing a thermal image to determine a cold spot in a hydronic in floor radiant system, can be an economical way to determine where a leak is located in an in floor heating system. Water leaks are easily detected and located. This allows for precise repair work, resulting in less damage to existing floor surfaces and less overall repair costs.
A thermal snapshot of the heated floor area can also help in determining temperature balancing of loops, providing an even heat across the area, increasing your comfort level. Also great, when renovating, locating these loops prior to drilling a new anchor into an existing floor, can eliminate many troubles.
Insufficient Insulation Or is it Improperly Installed
Thermal Inspection Image of Insufficient or Improperly Installed Insulation
Thermal imaging can detect hot/cold spots in the wall where insulation has slouched over time or was possibly improperly installed, or where insulation was never installed to begin with. Eliminating these areas of your home is critical when trying to reduce your heating costs in winter and cooling costs in summer.
The utilization of a thermal imaging audit in the presentation sheets of a new home that is for sale, will leave the prospective purchaser at ease that all of the insulation was properly installed when their home was built. Once the home is finished and the wall covering is in place, with thermal imaging it is possible to see whether or not the insulation is in place. Knowing that the insulation is properly installed is of great value to a home owner and signature of quality to the installer or builder, not only as an energy savings tool, but also to ensure that you are getting what you are paying for.
Insect Or Pest Intrusion
Pest or Insect Intrusion Thermal Image
Even if you don't see any signs of pests, they can still be living in your walls. Insulation is great for building nests when mice find their way into your walls. When they remove the insulation for their nest, a hot/cold spot will appear in the thermal image, where the insulation was taken from. Thermal imaging can be used to determine if these spots exist.
Moisture Intrusion/Mold Growth
Thermal Image of Moisture Intrusion with potential mold growth.
Thermal imaging can detect moisture in areas, that can be undetected by the human eye, allowing the home owner to repair the affected area. Preventing a costly complete overhaul is not required and stop mold from growing and causing potential health hazards.
Thermal imaging is a great additional benefit when performing a home inspection. Moisture spots will be determined beforehand, so that you can make an informed decision before purchasing a new home.
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