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   Infrared Thermal Imaging


At East Kootenay Home Inspections Ltd. we use Infrared Thermal Imaging

with every Home, Commercial Building, Property or Real Estate Inspection.   



   


Infrared Thermal Imaging and Inspections


Infrared Thermal Imaging helps us detect problems with structure, electrical,

HVAC systems, plumbing, and more. Alot of conditions we find during our inspections 
 
with our Infrared Thermal Imaging camera, we would not have detected without it.





Infrared Thermal Imaging 
and
Building Applications

            




What Is Infrared Thermal Imaging?

Things that are seen by the naked eye are seen because of light (energy).

Colors are seen by the different wave lengths of the light (energy).

Most of us are all familiar with the visible light  spectrum. 

What we see, and everything we see, is in the spectrum of light between

Red and Violet.

here is a helpful chart

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Note that you cannot see Gamma Rays or Micro Waves.

Because of different levels of energy of the light you are seeing, you see different colors .




The Chart Below Shows

Infrared Thermal Imaging techology allows us to see between Red and Micro Waves  

because instead of using light to see, it uses heat.



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How Does Infrared Thermal Imaging Work?


Infrared Thermal Imaging
 detects

heat instead of light to make a photograph. This is a handy tool for a home inspector. 

Different temperatures of different materials are easily detected with a

Infrared Thermal Image
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Why Is This So Important?

because


Water is a Buildings Biggest Enemy



   
The deep wall moisture probe was reading an extreme moisture problem 


If the water infiltration was not noticed,

by the time they did notice it,

the damage to finishes and or structure

could have been much, much, worse.

Like when
 
  water damage was not noticed until the paint started peeling off of the ceiling.

 

 


If the wall below was to be painted, the paint would have peeled off also.

There would be no where for the moisture to go and it would be trapped.

Thus peeling the paint.


     
water behind new drywall    mould alarm on camera 



Infrared Thermal Imaging sees moisture intrusion.


   


  


   

      


 



    






How Is My Insulation?    
  

Infrared Thermal Imaging shows missing or inadequate insulation.



   


    





Is My House Drafty?

Infrared Thermal Imaging easily shows you where you need caulking or weather stripping.


   



        



          



How Is My Furnace and Duct System?

Infrared Thermal Imaging lets you know where the forced air is going.


 



How about My Fireplace?

Infrared Thermal Imaging shows the mortar in the brick starting to fail here.





How Is The Electrical?


Infrared Thermal Imaging lets us know if fuses are about ready to fail. 


         




How Is The Plumbing?

Infrared Thermal Imaging easily shows a clogged drain.




 
  









 

 

 

                            

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