At Finer Points Home Inspections we are always searching for ways to better ourselves and the services we provide.
Therefore, every Infrared Inspection is conducted by inspectors that are certified by both Monroe Infrared Technology and InterNACHI.
Monroe Infrared Technology CRT
InterNACHI Infrared Certified
How We Use Infrared In Our Home Inspections
What We Do With Infrared:
Find hidden water from plumbing leaks and other sources in walls, ceilings and floors.
Document working appliances.
Find uninsulated walls and ceilings.
Find "HOT" electrical circuits and connections.
Finding the "WET"
Specific conditions are needed to find wet building material. But, when those conditions are met. WOW!
Wet Carpet In The Corner
Water Behind Drywall!
My Pet Is "House Trained"... NOT!
Water In The Wall From A Window Leak
Document Appliance Conditions
Properly operating appliances will exhibit thermal differences that are easily detected with an infrared camera.
Water Heater Working?
Hot Water In Kitchen Sink?
Range Top Working Properly?
Are The Walls, Ceiling And Doors Insulated And Sealed?
Energy Audits have become a full time job for some people and the use of thermal imaging systems is on of the leading tools used.
What can you see?
Missing insulation in "BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION". Cold cavities show where insulation was never installed.
Side wall was never insulated. Heat in the attic show up hot in the image.
Bad Door Weather-stripping leads to reduced energy efficiency.
Electrical Panel Inspection
Important Facts About Infrared:
Infrared cameras ARE NOT x-ray machines!
Infrared cameras only show surface temperature patterns.
Infrared cameras cannot detect conditions inside evaluated areas and components that do not produce a temperature difference at the surface of the evaluated areas and components.
Evaluation of moisture infiltration requires that the evaluated areas have significant moisture accumulation.
The moisture accumulation must produce a detectable temperature difference at the surface of the evaluated areas at the time of the evaluation.
Evaluations performed without recent precipitation, evaluations of areas with minor moisture infiltration, evaluation of areas where moisture infiltration is intermittent or seasonal, and evaluation of
areas under similar conditions may not detect moisture infiltration.