FAQ

 

 

What is Thermography?

 

Thermography is the use of an infrared imaging and measurement device to detect and measure thermal energy emitted by an object. Thermal, or infrared energy, has a wavelength too long to be detected by the naked eye.

Infrared thermography is the easiest and quickest method to detect energy waste, moisture and electrical issues in buildings.  An infrared camera shows exactly where the problems are and helps focus the inspectors' attention allowing him or her to properly diagnose areas of concern.

 

How do I know if I need an inspection?

 

If you or your occupants notice drafts, cold spots, frozen pipes, mold, water damage or just want to lower your excessive heating and cooling costs, then an infrared inspection can be beneficial to you.

 

Buying a house?
 

An infrared building inspection assesses the condition of a property, points out the need for repairs and identifies areas that may need attention in the immediate future. For a buyer, having a good understanding of the condition of a property is crucial to making informed decisions during a real estate transaction. An inspection may help prevent problems in the future by identifying deferred maintenance issues that, if left unchecked, could develop into expensive problems.

 

How do I prepare for my inspection?

 

1.    Remove all pictures from the walls at least 2 hours before the IR scan is performed.

 

2.    Pull Beds and other heavy furniture from against the walls to avoid an IR misconception.

 

3.    For the ultimate IR scan there should be a difference in temperature between the inside and outside air of about 15 degrees.

 

4.    Make sure that all windows and doors are closed and have been for 2 hours prior to the inspectors arrival.

 

 

How long will the inspection take?

 

The time varies, depending on the size, age, and condition of the property. Most residential inspections take between one to two hours but for more expansive or older properties or if additional services were requested, it may take longer.

 

How will I receive the results of my inspection?

 

After each inspection, the thermographer will analyze each IR image that was taken on site. Each report will show an IR image and a digital image side by side so you are able to compare the visual inspection against the infrared. Recommendations will be provided for corrective measures if necessary.

The professional report is compliant with all insurance companies and provides solid evidence of the complete building assessment.

Each report is reviewed with you to ensure your understanding on our findings. It is our pleasure to explain each anomaly with you and explain how it will or will not affect your investment. By following the recommendations generated on the report, we have had clients save up to 50% on their energy bills.