Thermal imaging is one of the most useful (and underused) tools in the building inspections industry.
Due to the high cost of a proper camera, along with the extensive training it requires to understand the imagery, most inspectors don’t offer this service.
a true multi-use tool
During a building inspection, thermal imaging cameras are used to detect fluctuations in temperature. If the camera reveals any areas that are warmer or cooler than average, this can signal an underlying problem that needs to be further evaluated.
The team at Tech Smart Inspections, LLC, uses non-invasive thermal imaging technology on every building inspection. Thermal imaging is a key first step in locating:
- Moisture intrusion
- Heat loss
- Missing insulation
- Clogged pipes
- Overheating electrical panels and appliances
With the help of thermal imaging, Tech Smart Inspections, LLC, is able to provide comprehensive home and commercial building inspection services throughout Rensselaer County, Albany County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Columbia County and Greene County. We believe that knowledge is power, and we want our clients to have the necessary information to make informed property decisions.
If you need a building or home inspection in or around the Capital District, call Tech Smart Inspections, LLC today!
Benefits of Thermal Inspection: Leak Detection
While a visual evaluation is essential to any property inspection, it does have its limitations. That’s where thermal imaging comes in. Identifying temperature fluctuations via a thermal imaging camera can help locate building issues that may not be visible to the naked eye.
One of the most useful outcomes of thermal imaging is leak detection. The presence of water typically impacts the temperature of an area, but leaks are not always out in the open. Without thermal imaging, they could go undetected, potentially causing structural damage, mold growth, pest infestations, and more. The Tech Smart Inspections, LLC, crew often uses thermal inspection technology in conjunction with moisture meters to find the precise location where water is getting in. This provides invaluable information regarding the property and how much work is needed to restore it to top condition.
Thermal Inspection and Electrical Faults
Electrical problems are also major issues that may not always be detected with only a visual inspection. Thermal imaging is an excellent way to find both critical electrical faults and problems that are on their way to becoming more serious.
When it’s working correctly, an electrical system should not emit significant heat. A thermal imaging camera can help identify areas of unusual heat so that electrical problems can be diagnosed and treated. When arranging for a building inspection, make sure that the team you hire has the tools and experience to perform thermal imaging scans. Otherwise, you run the risk of missing important details that could have major repercussions down the line.
If you need thermal imaging inspection services in Albany, Saratoga, Rensselaer, or surrounding areas, call Tech Smart Inspections, LLC, to set up an appointment.
Mitigate Heat Loss with Thermal Imaging Inspection
Heating and cooling costs can be a huge expense with any building. That’s why all building inspections should include a thorough temperature evaluation using a thermal imaging camera.
By identifying temperature spikes and dips, thermal imaging cameras can help locate areas of missing insulation, compromised ventilation, air infiltration, and more. This provides key data regarding the energy efficiency of a building and signals what kind of work is needed to address any heat loss issues.
When you need thermal imaging inspection services in Albany or elsewhere in the Capital District, call the team at Tech Smart Inspections, LLC. We are fully licensed and insured and we are ready to put our thermal imaging equipment and expertise to work for you. Call now to schedule.