Infrared cameras are becoming more prevalent in today’s home inspection industry. This is no surprise, as these cameras play a key role in proper home maintenance.
We humans are limited in terms of what we can see with our eyes; we see only visible light, which is just a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum. We cannot see thermal energy (heat), at least not without an infrared camera!
An infrared camera, also known as a thermal imaging camera or a thermal imager, measures and records thermal energy given off by objects. It produces a thermogram (infrared image) in just a fraction of a second!
Different materials emit and absorb different amounts of thermal energy. Warmer temperatures appear red, orange and yellow, while cooler temperatures appear blue, purple and green.
Certified thermographers are trained to interpret thermograms, recognize abnormalities in temperatures and conclude whether or not there’s cause for concern. Take full advantage of this awesome technology today. Call the certified pros at InfraScan to book your thermal imaging survey!
Infrared rays frequency in respect of visible light frequency.
Common problems found by an infrared camera
The following are common problems an inspector will uncover using an infrared camera:
- Heat loss
- Cracks in the foundation
- Roof leaks
- Cracks in the chimney
- Poorly sealed windows and doors
- Missing or inadequate insulation
- Leaky pipes & other plumbing errors
It’s crucial that property owners detect and deal with these problems before extensive, long-term damage occurs.
Why we use infrared cameras
Our technicians use infrared cameras to efficiently carry out a wide range of inspections. Here are just a couple of reasons why we choose infrared:
- It saves you time. We don’t need to physically search every corner and crevice of your home to find what we’re looking for.
- It saves you money. We detect all problems that are costing you, whether in damages or energy consumption.
- Most importantly, we provide you with peace of mind. With the speed and precision of thermal imaging, you can rest assured that we’ll catch every problem, no matter how big or small.
Start using infrared cameras to your advantage—book your inspection today!