In this fast-paced market, people buying a home in Dallas face making an important decision under pressure of losing out on a property if they don’t act quickly enough. It is more important than ever to have as much information as possible during the option period – normally just 7-10 days. Thermal Imaging is one way that home buyers can gain a deeper knowledge of a prospective home.
Thermal Imaging is generated by use of an infrared camera during the home inspection, which allows inspectors to see many kinds of potential damage not visible to the naked eye. Using thermal imagery, a home inspector could reveal:
Energy loss: heat loss in walls, seal damage in windows and doorways and leaks in air compressors.
Hot spots: damaged or overloaded circuits, overheated or malfunctioning electrical equipment.
Moisture leaks: water intrusions in the foundation or interior walls, roof leaks, plumbing leaks and missing, damaged or wet insulation.
Pest problems: presence of termites, other wood boring insects, and rodents.
Here are some actual photos from home inspections, examples of the kind of problems that can be revealed :