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Infrared Home Inspections spot a home’s hidden faults

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012 | No Comments

As winter approaches, there’s new technology to use to make sure our homes are up-to-par.
Many of our Certified Property inspectors utilize infrared thermography (IRT). IRT is used mostly for defect recognition, that is, it expands the ability of the inspector.


The property inspector’s main role is to provide objective information to the client regarding the condition of the systems and components of the property at the time of the inspection.


Because IRT assists the inspector in discovering conditions that might otherwise go unnoticed, this cutting edge technology provides valuable information that is useful to both the buyer and the seller of the property.


IRT is the process of creating visual images based on surface temperatures. In the hands of an experienced thermographer and inspector, IRT can provide insight into leaks, lack of insulation, heating and cooling system performance and electrical defects such as overheated wiring in the service panel.



An overheated cable splice shows itself in infrared, but not in a standard digital photo.


One can imagine the possibilities for this technology when buying a home, as you would want to know about improper insulation or water behind walls before purchasing, for sure, but this technology is also great for examining:

  • Heating and air conditioning systems
  • Pool heating and plumbing leaks
  • Plumbing systems
  • Roof and building envelope integrity
  • Electrical components and systems
  • Air distribution performance
  • Energy efficiency

Contact Inspect It First today to have an infrared home inspection done on your home.  Regardless of whether you’re selling your home, an inspection like this can save you from leaking money through your walls.


Want to learn more?  Download our white paper about how infrared works and its application to home inspections.  Seeing RED – The Infrared Advantage.


Martin Lenich Martin Lenich (136 Posts)

In addition to owning his own Inspect-It 1st franchise, Martin Lenich is the General Manager of Inspect-It 1st. Mr. Lenich’s expertise spans over 25 years in the inspection, design, and construction industry, branding and marketing, technical and operational management, risk management, technology implementation, as well as training. As a leader of the Inspect-It 1st team, he continuously identifies opportunities to enhance clients' experiences with Inspect-It 1st, and to keep Inspect-It 1st positioned as the industry's Gold Standard in residential and commercial property inspections. Inspect-It 1st inspectors, “provide the right balance of technical detail and business sensitivity to the art and science of property inspection” – Martin Lenich.

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