Infrared cameras capture temperature readings that Inspect-It 1st’s inspectors interpret through qualitative analysis to determine if a home or building has concerns that should be further evaluated by a specialist. If a concern does exist, this advanced technology can also help pinpoint the source so repairs can be made accurately and swiftly.
When used during a home inspection, infrared technology can provide additional information about:
- Heating and air conditioning systems
- Plumbing systems
- Air distribution performance
While infrared is certainly a highly advanced diagnostic tool, it is not “X-ray vision” as some might think. A home inspector still cannot “see through walls” or predict future conditions. Additionally, an infrared camera is not a “point and shoot” piece of equipment. It takes a highly skilled home inspector who is also trained in infrared science to accurately interpret the infrared imagery.