A thermal imaging home inspection is not required, but is highly recommended. Without opening up the walls, there are certain things that a standard home inspection simply cannot detect. Thermal imaging offers much greater insight into the quality of the home. Continue reading to learn more from the team at CalPro Inspection Group.
What is a Thermal Imaging Inspection?
For buyers and sellers of residential property in northern California, home inspectors can perform thermal imaging. Surface temperatures are found by a thermal imaging camera, which also reveals thermal abnormalities. Moreover, it may reveal a surface temperature that is not what is anticipated. Further examination using various tools reveals leaks, vermin, and electrical problems. This type of inspection is a great non-invasive option for locating issues.
How is it Different Than a Home Inspection?
A standard house inspection involves a visual assessment of a property’s general conditions. The wiring, plumbing, HVAC, foundation, roofing, landscaping, and external aspects of the house will all be thoroughly inspected. A typical house inspection does not include thermal imaging, though the inspector will utilize a variety of specialist equipment to evaluate the caliber and reliability of these systems. It is possible to do thermal imaging as a stand-alone service or as part of a routine house inspection. A standard house inspection cannot find potential issue areas that may need additional examination, but a thermal imaging home inspection can.
What are the Benefits?
As mentioned above, a thermal imaging inspection is meant to help discover issues that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Incorrect electrical wiring that is generating heat, water or moisture showing low temperatures in the walls, active pest nests showing warmth in an area, and poor insulation are all examples that can be found with thermal imaging.
On top of thermal imaging inspections, CalPro Inspection Group offers many other specialty inspections in Greater Sacramento and the entire Bay Area. We offer mold inspections, sewer camera inspections, HVAC inspections, and more. Contact us today at (800) 474-3540 to schedule an inspection.