Infrared New Home Inspection
Are you nervous because you’re wondering about the true condition of the home you’re planning to buy? Looking for an inspection company that keeps up with the most current certifications and technology? At StoneCrest Team, we truly have the best infrared thermography cameras on the market, which gives us the ability to see your home in a whole new light!
Thermography technology for your new home inspection
Infrared thermal home inspection provides a window to what’s going on behind the scenes in a building. The non-invasive technology uses infrared cameras to detect concerns not otherwise visible to the naked eye. It visualizes temperature variations related to heat and moisture by scanning the interior and exterior surfaces of the home. These temperature variations show up on the camera’s view screen as “cold” or “hot” spots, which can reveal hidden problems that often cannot be detected in the course of a traditional visual home inspection.
Protect yourself and your investment with a thermal imaging home inspection
Imagine the thousands of dollars you could save in repair costs from discovering things that need to be addressed before they get out of hand. The knowledge gained from this type of thermal assessment can also increase the energy efficiency of your home. Using an infrared camera, our state licensed, Level 1 certified inspectors will help identify any hidden areas where your home is losing energy, so you can see where to make improvements.
What types of problems can thermal imaging help locate?
Our thermal imaging building inspection can help identify issues that might otherwise remain hidden, and most importantly, give you the information you need to confidently make major real estate decisions.
Locating moisture issues including water penetration and leaks
Confirming the thermal protection of building
Tracing spills and water damage
Pinpointing leaks or blockages without cutting scout holes
Faulty wiring, breakers, and fuses
AC ductwork and ventilation leaks
Locating heat dissipation through windows and insulation
Potential structural integrity problems
After we complete the on-site inspection, we deliver a comprehensive industry-leading inspection report.
Infrared Electrical Scans
High temperatures may indicate excessive electrical resistance, failing components, ground faults, short circuits or other common problems in electric equipment that can lead to expensive or even catastrophic failures. We prevent and get to the source of any electrical outages quickly.
When an electrical connection becomes compromised (for many reasons) there is an increase in electrical resistance and it will start to generate a disproportional amount of heat as compared to a good connection. The electrical system can be professionally scanned using our advanced infrared camera and potential problems can be quickly identified and remedial actions can be scheduled before a failure – or fire - happens.
Infrared Roof Leak Detection
With infrared moisture intrusion inspection, it is possible to pinpoint and document areas of wet insulation from roof leaks on flat roof surfaces, as well as moisture in walls. Roof moisture surveys on flat roofs can locate areas with leaks, wet insulation, and missing/insufficient insulation.
An infrared inspection may indicate that roof damage is less than what was originally indicated by a roofing contractor performing visual inspections only, saving thousands of dollars in roof repairs.
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Infrared Predictive Maintenance
(PdM) Programs Commercial Applications
Heat is often an early symptom of equipment damage or malfunction, making it a key performance parameter monitored in predictive maintenance (PdM) programs.
Technicians who practice infrared predictive maintenance regularly check the temperature of critical equipment, allowing them to track operating conditions over time and quickly identify unusual readings for further inspection.
By monitoring equipment performance and scheduling maintenance when needed, these facilities reduce the likelihood of unplanned downtime due to equipment failure, spend less on "reactive" maintenance fees and equipment repair costs, extend the lifespan of machine assets, and maximize maintenance and production.
Studies by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), estimate a properly functioning predictive maintenance program can provide a savings of 30% to 40% over reactive maintenance.
Other independent surveys indicate that, on average, starting an industrial predictive maintenance program results in these savings:
Return on investment: 10 times
Reduction in maintenance costs: 25% to 30%
Elimination of breakdowns: 70% to 75%
Reduction in downtime: 35% to 45%
Increase in production: 20% to 25%
Another advantage of infrared thermography is that it is a non-destructive method of testing, so it does not disturb the area being investigated. For leakage investigations, probes may still be needed to get a better look at underlying conditions of a roof or a facade, but an infrared survey can help pinpoint where the probes should be taken, minimizing the added cost and time.
Infrared Moisture & Water Intrusion
Our high-end infrared thermal cameras can provide valuable information during moisture assessments, remediation oversight, and water damage investigations.
Temperature difference caused by evaporation, radiation, thermal bridging, infiltration/exfiltration, and other sources will all be carefully evaluated by our trained thermographers.
An infrared inspection will identify:
detect and reveal hidden problems inside the walls
detect and reveal hidden problems inside the ceiling
detect and reveal hidden water intrusion around windows or doors
detect and reveal problems at an early stage, when they are not yet visible
detect and reveal excessive moisture in building materials
detect and reveal leaks due to the AC or AC duct system
detect and reveal general plumbing leaks