I Use Infrared at Every Inspection
I use a state-of-the-art infrared camera to help find problems that aren’t always apparent to the naked eye. An IR camera translates the heat signatures of objects into colors on a gradient scale, with higher temperatures appearing as lighter colors, and lower temperatures and wet areas appearing as darker colors. By evaluating these images, infrared can assist in detecting possible sources of energy loss, locating areas of moisture intrusion and pinpointing dangerous hot spots in the electrical system. In some cases an IR camera can help uncover other problems, such as gas flue leaks in the chimney and / or metal flue pipes, which can potentially lead to dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning.