Thermal Imaging Home Inspection Ottawa & Gatineau

Our infrared camera offers a non-invasive means of monitoring the condition of buildings providing on-site high-resolution thermal imagery, revealing potential structural and moisture issues as well as energy efficiency issues. Thermographic inspection images produced by an infrared camera during an inspection allow for quick and accurate identification of defects that may not always be immediately apparent to the naked eye.

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Tools Used for Thermal Imaging Home Inspection

This specialty tool is used in every area of your home and can uncover in new or older homes:

  • Home energy issues including energy loss & efficiency
  • Roof leaks
  • Missing, damaged, and/or wet insulation
  • Moisture intrusion that could lead to mould
  • Heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors
  • Unknown plumbing leaks
  • Electrical issues,
  • and more

Inspec-Pro Home Inspection uses equipment that meets Canadian Government Standards (NMS 022713) for our thermographic inspections or, thermal imaging home inspections. We use a very specific protocol focused on identifying thermal anomalies during the inspection and our inspectors have been trained on the equipment and the standard practice by leaders in thermographic training.

How Thermographic Inspections Works

While there are other infrared thermography tools available, such as spot radiometers, thermal line scanners and other imaging systems, a thermal imaging camera is the most accurate device to use for inspections. The camera reads infrared radiation in order to express heat differences and temperature signatures.

The camera sees light that is within the heat spectrum that exists just beyond the spectrum that can be seen with the naked eye. Differing heat signatures are displayed in the camera’s viewfinder as a gradient colour scheme, with hotter areas displayed as brighter colours, and cooler areas as darker colours.

An inspector can view this information thermographic inspection in order to make observations and find defects. By viewing the hottest and coldest areas, inspectors can collect valuable data about the building envelope. Images taken with the IR camera can be included alongside digital photos of the same problem area in the inspection report.

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