Although a thermal imaging inspection is nothing new, most homeowners frequently overlook them and dismiss them as unimportant. This is untrue, though, as thermal imaging offers homeowners many advantages that help them maintain the beauty and efficiency of their homes. Continue reading to learn more from the professionals at CalPro Inspection Group.
1. Electrical Wiring Issues
The electrical wiring system installed throughout the house will start to deteriorate over time. This may result in the emergence of numerous electrical hot spots and other anomalies, which, if ignored, may pose risks like a home fire. The inspector is able to find these various electrical hot spots throughout the house thanks to thermal imaging technology. It is simple to identify the precise region that needs to be fixed because damaged wire will appear on the screen as bright yellow patches.
2. Hidden Mold or Moisture
Mold in the home is never pleasant, and if it isn’t taken care of, it may soon turn into a health risk. However, darker, more airtight spaces like laundry rooms and air ducts tend to be where mold and moisture first appear in a home. These potential hidden mold areas around the house may be imperceptible to the naked eye, but thermal technology can help an inspector look for them. Once these places are found, solving the issue becomes much simpler.
3. Energy Efficiency
As a homeowner, you should constantly work to ensure your home is as energy-efficient as possible. If not, you can end up paying higher utility expenses than what is necessary. If there is any heat loss occurring around the house, thermal imaging can help find it. Thermal imaging will enable you to precisely identify which areas of doorways and windows are releasing extra energy. These parts are typically the main drivers of heat loss. A more energy-efficient home ultimately results in lower overall costs, and if you ever decide to sell your home, you may be able to negotiate a higher sale price.
CalPro Inspection Group serves Greater Sacramento and the entire Bay Area. We provide quality home inspections, commercial inspections, and other specialty inspections. Contact us today at (800) 474-3540 to schedule an inspection or to request a quote.