Infrared Technology

Infrared Thermal Scans


An infrared inspection can identify and document:


electrical faults before they cause a fire;

overloaded and undersized circuits;

circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement;

missing, damaged and/or wet insulation;

heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors;

water and moisture intrusion that could lead to mold;

possible pest infestation;

hidden roof leaks before they cause serious damage;

air-conditioner compressor leaks;

under-fastening and/or missing framing members;

structural defects;

broken seals in double-pane windows;

energy loss and efficiency;

dangerous flue leaks;

damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems;

unknown plumbing leaks; and 

overheated equipment.
 


Infrared Thermal Scan and Building Applications


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

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

Infrared Thermal Imaging helps us detect problems with structure, electrical, HVAC systems, plumbing, and more. A lot of conditions we find during our inspections with our Infrared camera, we would not have detected without it.

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.

You cannot see gamma or micro waves, this is where infrared comes in.

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 Camera

Why Is This So Important?

Because Water is a Buildings Biggest Enemy.

Give us a call for your thermal scan.