Infrared

Infrared

Currently only Jim Ellis has an infrared camera and it is used primarily with Stucco inspections to help verify or locate moisture intrusion problems. If it's used during a Home Inspection, it is only to help identify a known or suspect concern.
Does your Home Inspection company offer infrared thermography?
Below are a few samples of items we have found during home inspections.

Image on the above left side just below the window looks normal. The infrared picture on the right side shows a temperature difference (different colors) indicating air / moisture leaking in the area. When I lifted the carpet I found wood rot from a window and stucco sealant leak

 Image on the left is the underside of a front porch. With the use of the infrared camera, you can see the results of moisture leaking onto the ceiling. Dark blue spots on the right are from moisture. It turns out there was lots of wood rot above not visible to the naked eye.

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