THERMAL IMAGING INSPECTION SERVICES
Infrared (IR) thermal imaging cameras are quickly becoming an indispensable tool for home and property inspectors. Our services regularly include reading thermal images produced by an infrared (IR) thermal imaging camera for quick and accurate identification of defects that may not always be immediately apparent to the naked eye.
Abnormally hot electrical components and connections can be viewed during an electrical inspection. Areas of moisture that may lead to leaks and structural damage can be located based on apparent temperature differences. Heat loss and air leakage in a building envelope, and even areas of insufficient insulation, can be pinpointed quickly and accurately during an energy audit.
A home energy audit from 360 Inspection Services will examine, measure, and evaluate the factors that affect energy use in your Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford and London area home, finding energy-saving opportunities.
Contact us at (226) 972-6440 to schedule an appointment today, or request an inspection online using the contact form.
HOW A THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA IS USED
Infrared (IR) thermal imaging is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show home and property owners things that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods. An infrared (IR) thermal imaging camera is a versatile, lightweight and cutting edge device that can enhance the understanding of a building's different systems and components. Its ability to read heat as color and then display that information in a way that's easily understood by our clients makes the infrared (IR) or thermal imaging camera an increasingly important tool, which is why we carry one in our equipment arsenal.
DETECTING HIDDEN ISSUES
Infrared (IR) thermal imaging cameras are the perfect tool for locating and identifying building failures because they make the invisible visible. On an infrared (IR) thermal image problems seem to jump right out at you.
An infrared (IR) thermal image that includes accurate temperature data provides building experts with important information about the insulation conditions, moisture ingress, mold development, electrical faults, the
presence of thermal bridges and the conditions of HVAC systems.
Infrared (IR) thermal imaging cameras are such a valuable and versatile tool that it is not possible to list all the applications. New and innovative ways of using the technology are being developed every day. Some of the many ways in which thermal imaging cameras can be used within the range of building related applications are:
Inspecting for Air Leaks Using Thermal Imaging
Infrared (IR) thermal imaging is especially useful when looking for air leaks, including insulation defects, during an energy audit because it allows the inspector to actually view the apparent temperatures in a given area. Read more...
Inspecting for Roof Leaks Using Thermal Imaging
Since the 1970's, infrared (IR) thermal imaging, has been used for inspecting flat and low-slope roofs to check for moisture entrapment. Employing infrared (IR) thermal imaging cameras for home and commercial roof inspections is on the rise, with millions of square feet now being inspected using this technology every year. Read more...
Inspecting for Moisture Intrusion Using Thermal Imaging
By employing infrared (IR) thermal imaging and a moisture meter, we are able to locate moisture issues before they become large problems and lead to serious damage, as well as gather details in cases where moisture intrusion has already become obvious. Read more...
Inspecting Electrical Components Using Thermal Imaging
Infrared (IR) thermal imaging has been used to inspect electrical systems for some time now and its use has steadily grown increasingly popular. Since components in electrical systems almost always overheat before they fail, problem areas are more easily and safely found when viewed through an infrared (IR) thermal imaging camera. Read more...