With Inspectics Infrared technology we can see what no one else can!
An infrared (IR) camera is a versatile, lightweight and cutting-edge device that can enhance an inspector’s understanding of a building’s different systems and components. Its ability to read heat as color and then display that information in a way that’s easily understood by homeowners and other clients makes the IR camera an increasingly important tool for inspectors.
Infrared cameras translate the heat signatures of objects into colors on a gradient scale, with higher temperatures appearing as lighter colors, and lower temperatures and wet areas appearing as darker colors. Also known as thermal imaging and thermography, IR technology captures the light that exists just outside the visible spectrum. Thermal images show surface-heat variations, which is why an IR camera is such a diverse tool for commercial and home inspectors that can be used for a variety of applications. Abnormally hot electrical components and connections can be viewed during an electrical inspection. Areas of moisture that may lead to leaks and structural damage can be located based on apparent temperature differences. Heat loss and air leakage in a building envelope, and even areas of insufficient insulation, can be pinpointed quickly and accurately during an energy audit.
Infrared cameras can be used during building inspections and energy audits to locate problems that can be found by viewing differences in temperature, which the camera sees as infrared radiation and presents as gradient colors. Every object warmer than absolute zero emits infrared radiation, which is invisible to the naked eye but is read by thermal imaging. Being able to view this, allows inspectors to locate problems that would otherwise be more difficult and time-consuming to find. Understanding data that the camera displays is essential in utilizing IR technology correctly and to its fullest capabilities.
With an Infrared Thermal Scan we can spot Air leaks, Missing Insulation, Overloaded electrical circuits, water penetration behind finished surfaces and hidden roof leaks.
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