Why THermal imaging?
Many inspectors don't use thermal imaging. The result. They are missing problems that could grow into major issues: electrical issues, mold, rot, and wood-destroying insects.
Other inspectors go out and buy a camera to be on the leading edge of the industry, but don't have the training in the reading thermal images nor building science and as a result, these inspectors find "problems" that are just not there. We call these "false readings". This can be a real problem for the client who goes out with report in hand and hires a contractor to fix the problem only to find that there is no problem. This leads to a loss of time, money and credibility.
To avoid these and other possible problems, hire a trained and certified infrared inspector.
a picture is worth a thousand words. I use thermal Imaging technology in all my inspections.
The infrared camera allows me see possible issues that other inspectors can't. This is why I use an infrared camera on every inspection. It's all about the details.
I'll inspect the structure, systems and components of the home, inside and out, from the foundation to the roof, using the latest tools and technology. All my standard inspections include the use of a thermal imaging camera that allows me to see what other inspectors might miss.
I encourage you to attend your inspection so that I can describe my process, explain my findings, point out important maintenance items and answer all of your questions.
As a state registered Certified Professional Inspector® trained by InterNACHI®, I adhere to a comprehensive Residential Standards of Practice. This means that I will inspect all of the following, when visible and accessible.
Following my evaluation, I will compile my findings in an easy-to-read full color report, which will include detailed descriptions and high-resolution digital photos of any issues I uncover. I'll email you your report within 24 hours and my job isn't finished until you understand everything in it. And don't forget the Buy-Back Guarantee is included.
Consumer's Guide to Well and Water Quality
Are you selling your home? Let me inspect it before you even list it. A Move-In Certified® Seller's Inspection alerts you to any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can then take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates. Show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith. Avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays and justify your full asking price by having your home inspected before listing.
ANNUAL HOME MAINTENANCE
This inspection helps you understand and plan for the demands of maintaining your home properly. Some tasks are seasonal and some require more frequent attention. Checking problems while they are small is the key. I'll identify any outstanding issues and educate you about what should be done to keep your home in top condition year-round.
I use a state-of-the-art infrared camera to find problems that aren't always apparent to the naked eye. By evaluating the images, I can detect sources of energy loss, locate areas of moisture intrusion, pinpoint dangerous hot spots in the electrical system and uncover other issues, such as wood-destroying pests, rodent infestations and flue leaks in the chimney. I am trained in both the reading of thermal images, as well as building science to eliminate false readings. Thermal imaging is standard with all inspections, but can be a stand alone inspections.
I recommend that homeowners who are covered under a one-year builder's warranty have their home inspected during the 11th month. During this inspection, I'll search the home for any of the issues that the warranty covers, allowing the owner to request repairs before they run out of time. As with all my inspections, thermal imaging is included.
Private Well and Water Quality
The one thing we in America take for granted is water...both its availability and its quality. But those homeowners who get their water from a private well are fully aware of what is means to have water issues. If you are buying a house in a rural area there is a very good chance you will be getting your water from a private well on the property. After you close is not the time to find out that the well is not sufficient for your needs or the water quality is not to your standards. This inspection will look at the well itself, check the pump system, the water pressure and the water quality. It's always best to go in with as much knowledge as possible. (Sample Well Pro Report)