Find problems that are invisible to a conventional home inspection.
Thermal imaging, also called an infrared home inspection, uses a special infrared camera to detect differences in temperature across a surface. Thermal imaging is incredibly effective because it allows us to see problems that are difficult or impossible to see with the naked eye. Problems that would go unnoticed in a normal home inspection. Using the equipment and interpreting the data requires a properly trained and certified inspector.
We can find problems before you can see them, when they're significantly less expensive to fix. By the time you can see the problem yourself, the damage would be much more extensive. Thermal imaging is especially useful for discovering the following problems:
An inefficient home means a constant drain on your wallet. Energy loss can occur due to poor or missing insulation, poor construction, or even flaws in the home's design. We'll check for indications of energy loss through walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, the attic, and more. We also check for damaged or malfunctioning radiant heating, if present. We'll make sure your home isn't needlessly burning through cash.
Thermal imaging is one of the most effective methods for detecting moisture problems. We can often find thermal evidence of moisture penetration from the roof or basement, as well as plumbing leaks, before they've caused enough damage to be visible to the naked eye. Since thermal imaging does not detect moisture directly, we use a moisture meter for verification.
Naturally, thermal imaging is very effective for finding hot spots inside a home. These can range from electrical issues to insulation problems or dangerously hot pipes (which pose a burn risk to children). Electrical problems are of particular concern, as they indicate a wiring problem of an overloaded component, which poses a major fire risk.
Copeland Home Inspections provides thermal (infrared) imaging for home inspections in Bulloch, Screven, Effingham, Bryan, Evans, Candler, Emanuel, and Jenkins Counties including Statesboro, Swainsboro, Savannah, Augusta, and surrounding communities. Not sure if that's you? Give us a call at (912) 682-5198 or send us an email.
The health and safety of our families and community is our greatest concern. Based on current guidance from health officials, we are taking the following steps to ensure that we continue to serve you during these unprecedented times:
🏡 We are temporarily asking that you NOT accompany us during the inspection. This is a departure from our normal recommendation, but is based on CDC advice to maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals. We are happy to follow up by phone immediately following the inspection. If you must attend, please limit attendance to one representative and their agent.
🏡 We understand that individuals may be unexpectedly occupying the home during this time due to school closures and remote work situations. If at all possible, we ask that all occupants relocate to an outdoor or alternate space during the inspection.
🏡 We will have gloves, soap, hand sanitizer, and paper towels with us at all times. We will not schedule inspections when we are sick. We are happy to wear a mask if the homeowner requests that we do so.
It is up to all of us to stop the spread of this disease. With the few adjustments we mentioned above, we believe it is safe to continue inspecting properties at this time. Please know that we continue to monitor emerging developments and will update these guidelines as appropriate. Wishing you all good health!
Copeland Home Inspections