Your home has many entries for conditioned air to escape from, and a surprising amount of trouble can occur right under your nose. Before you buy or sell a property, it is always a good idea to check it with an infrared scan. Call Donofrio & Associates for a superior infrared scan inspection.

Should I get infrared inspection?

Even current home owners with no intentions of selling would benefit from having a thermal inspection done. Infrared technology is a good addition to a visual inspection, and doesn’t negate the need for an inspector with experience and knowledge of all systems that make up a home. As always, choose wisely!

What does an infrared inspection do?

Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show clients things about their homes or buildings that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods. Ancillary inspection reports are just as important as the reports generated for standard inspections.

Can infrared detect mold in walls?

Infrared Moisture Detection

An infrared or thermal inspection does not directly identify the presence of mold, but it may be used to find moisture where mold may cultivate, including behind walls, rooflines, soffits, and foundations. An infrared camera is just a very sensitive temperature detector.

How much does thermal imaging inspection cost?

The average cost of an infrared thermal imaging inspection is $350. Prices vary from around $150 to $650, depending on various factors. These include whether it’s an add-on service to a traditional home inspection or a separate callout, the size and condition of your home, and the focus of the report.

Do home inspectors use thermal imaging?

For the past two decades, home inspectors have been inspecting using thermal imaging. By examining the heat given off by various property systems and components, many inspectors have discovered roof leaks, electrical issues, structural defects, and insulation anomalies. However, thermal imaging isn’t commonplace.

What is infrared thermography in home inspection?

Infrared thermography (IR) is a home inspection method that uses thermal imaging equipment to detect infrared energy in a room. Different objects and substances emit varying levels of infrared energy. Infrared light, unlike visible light, is not detectable with the human eye.

Does infrared have radiation?

Infrared (IR) is a type of electromagnetic radiation, including wavelengths between the 780 nm to 1000 μm.

Is thermal imaging accurate?

Thermal imaging systems generally detect a high body temperature accurately when used appropriately. They do not detect any other infection symptoms, and many people with COVID-19 can be contagious without a fever.

How can I get a thermal image of my house?

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How long does a heat loss survey take?

The dwelling needs to be conditioned for circa 4hrs prior to survey and survey will take approx 3-4 hrs onsite. A full specification report will follow the following week. You can be assured that any leakage points as well as any missing/disturbed insulation will be identified.

Can a thermal camera detect moisture?

A thermal imaging camera cannot “see” moisture in walls, but it can detect subtle temperature differences and patterns that reveal the existence of water. Moisture is one of the most difficult issues to detect in a building – the signs are subtle and easy to miss until water starts dripping from the ceiling.

Is infrared thermography expensive?

While there are many advantages to using infrared thermography, it’s always a good idea to be aware of some of the disadvantages: Infrared equipment is fairly expensive.

What is the full thermal imaging for in home inspection?

Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show homeowners things about their homes that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods.

Why is thermal imaging important?

Thermal imaging scans decrease the chance for fire loss, reduce energy costs, and help prevent shutdowns of mechanical systems and key production equipment.

How often should thermal imaging be done?

every 12 months

Thermal imaging for all your building’s switchboards should be carried out every 12 months and more frequently if environmental conditions are influential. More and more insurance companies are now making thermal imaging a condition of policy renewal.

What is the difference between infrared and thermal imaging?

An IR thermometer, also known as a spot pyrometer or a temp gun, gives you a single number—the temperature measurement of a single spot on your target. A thermal imaging camera gives you temperature readings for each pixel of the entire thermal image, and allows you to visualize an entire scene in thermal.

What is one of the advantages IR cameras provide?

Understanding the Benefits of Infrared Imaging Cameras

The amount of heat detected by an infrared camera can be accurately quantified to calculate temperature differences in addition to producing clear thermal images in low-light situations.

What are the disadvantages of thermal imaging cameras?

Drawbacks or disadvantages of Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging products require high initial investment cost. ➨Images are difficult to interpret in specific objects having erratic temperatures. ➨Accurate temperature measurements are hindered by differing emissivities and reflections from surfaces.

Is thermal imaging harmful?

Is thermal imaging dangerous? No. In fact, our thermal imaging system is a non-contact, non-invasive, passive imaging system that is measuring the heat emitted, or given off, by the human body.