Homeowners are increasingly using thermal imaging to maintain their properties with ease and efficiency. Here, you’ll learn about thermal imaging—how it works and how you can use it to ensure your home is safe and sound.
So much can go wrong in your home, putting you and your family at risk, so you need a home inspection you can count on. Contact InfraScan and see how we can help you.
Our inspectors come equipped with only the most up-to-date and reliable equipment: thermal imaging equipment. We find structural, mechanical and electrical problems without pulling up a single floorboard. All we need is our handy infrared camera.
How thermal imaging works
Thermal imaging uses infrared technology to pick up even slight differences in temperatures emitted by objects and surfaces in the camera’s view.
Thermographic cameras, otherwise known as infrared cameras, are designed to detect radiation appearing in the infrared range, which the human eye cannot detect on its own. These cameras capture light with or without any visible illumination.
Soon after scanning a given area with a thermographic camera, it will produce an image called a thermogram. A thermogram shows radiation in a variety of colours. The colour displayed is determined by the amount of heat a surface gives off. Cooler objects appear blue and warmer objects appear red.
Examples of thermal camera infrared color spectrum.
Applications of thermal imaging
Infrared technology was initially established for military use in the United States, giving military personnel night vision. Today, we use the technology in several different ways.
- Firefighting: Firefighters use infrared cameras to see through smoke and rescue victims.
- Policing: Officers use infrared cameras to locate (safely from afar) suspects in hiding.
- Commercial security: Property owners use thermal imaging to detect intruders and protect their buildings.
- Home inspections: Professional home inspectors and thermographers use infrared cameras to check residential and commercial properties—their structures and systems—for existing or potential problems.
Systems often malfunction behind walls or underneath floorboards, making it difficult for property owners to either see or reach the problem.
Fortunately, a thermogram can help expose problems involving moisture, thickness, bonding, friction, and thermal capacitance.
Why choose thermal imaging?
Today, property owners prefer an infrared home inspection over a typical home inspection. Not only is it thorough, reliable and fast, but there’s also no damage or danger involved.
Take advantage of thermal imaging today and start living comfortably and safely in your home. Call InfraScan to book your appointment today.