Infrared Imaging Inspections
Able Inspections utilizes the latest in home inspection equipment, including the T620 FLIR Infrared camera and ThermaCAM EX320 infrared camera. The T620 FLIR infrared camera, with 640 x 480 pixel array, provides 307,200 picture elements in each image – 4X the capability of our former infrared cameras. Our inspectors – trained by the Infrared Training Center and certified in Building Science with Level II certifications – combine this information with their thorough understanding of building construction to discover problems, not always obvious on the surface. Active water leakages can be spotted – even before they cause their telltale damage – and by identifying air duct leakages you can put an end to expensive cooling and heating leaks in the attic.
The T620 FLIR infrared camera and ThermaCAM EX320 infrared cameras have also uncovered hazardous, unhealthy, and substandard conditions, as well as energy losses to many buildings we have inspected. The T620 FLIR infrared camera also uncovers hidden problems such as:
- Moisture and structural issues.
- Heating and cooling losses with pinpoint accuracy.
- Energy saving opportunities to building envelope and energy use efficiency.
- Heat from overloaded electrical components, panels,and breakers.
Photos of Past Inspections:
Electrical Hazard Discovered
Infrared imaging uncovered an immediate hazard with temperatures close to 300 degrees inside this electric panel box.
Shower Pan Leak
Infrared imaging identified a shower pan leak as the source of water onto the bathroom and closet floors.
Shower Pan Leak into Closet
The master shower pan leak seen above also leaked into the master closet creating moist and damaging conditions beneath the carpet.
Missing Air Registers
The infrared camera revealed locations where two air supply ducts exist in this new home and yet no air registers were installed. Cool air is flowing into the attic instead of this room.
The original contractors omitted installing insulation in a large section of this home increasing the energy needs to cool and heat this home.