Commercial and home inspections provided by House To Home Property Inspections in the Ottawa, Kanata, Nepean, Barrhaven, Orleans, and Ottawa Valley areas will receive complimentary thermal imaging photography as a part of the inspection report.
Standalone thermal imaging inspections are also available for commercial and residential buildings or equipment. Rates begin at $100 an hour. A report will be provided.
Thermal imaging cameras can detect significant defects or problems not visible to the naked eye, such as:
- moisture intrusion
- plumbing leaks
- air duct leaks
- insufficient or non-existent insulation
- heating and cooling losses
- abnormal heat from an appliance or electrical system
- unwanted wild animals or pests
- poor construction
The only way to uncover insulation issues without damaging your walls is by using a thermal imaging camera.
A qualified inspector can detect if there is sufficient insulation in your walls and attic space by using a thermal camera. During warmer months of the year, the inspector is looking for warm spots in the thermal image. During the winter they are looking for cool spots.
A thermal imaging camera will readily identify electrical problems by looking for abnormal heat emanating from an electrical system.
Thermal imaging can be used to detect moisture before it penetrates through interior walls and surfaces. Since trapped moisture leads to mold growth, early detection is critical.