Do I Need An Infrared Inspection?

If you’re moving into a new home or a new office space, an infrared inspection is very important. Infrared inspections help find problem areas that otherwise would be invisible to the naked eye. If you are a homeowner or business owner in the Denver area, here is why our team here at E3 Power recommends an infrared inspection. 

Why Is An Infrared Inspection Important?

An infrared inspection can help reveal hidden issues that could become major financial burdens in the future if unchecked. This is because infrared thermal imaging cameras spot small changes in temperature in different areas. These temperature changes are often a sign common in problematic areas that we could never see with the naked eye. 

More often then not, infrared inspection finds excess areas of moisture. This could mean mold, roof leaks and termite nests. Without an infrared inspection, there’s no way you could have known that there was an issue. Here are some of the issues that we commonly find when conducting an infrared inspection. 

Roofing Leaks

A common cause for a change in temperature during infrared inspections is a leaky roof. This is because water gives up its heat at a slower rate than the surrounding roofing materials. This makes it easy for an infrared inspection to spot an area where the roof may be leaking. 

It is best to test for leaky roofs at night time when doing an inspection. This is because the roofing materials surrounding the moisture will have released their heat already while the moisturized area will still be warm. Spotting a leaky roof before it gets too bad can help save loads of money on unwanted repairs in the future. 

Electrical Faults

Getting an infrared inspection is a must for anyone who is considering selling their home. This is because an inspection can help find thinks that will have a huge hit on your home’s property value. Electrical faults are common in homes on the market and cost homeowners thousands of dollars when selling their home. 

If you can identify and address the source of electrical problems quickly, it will add huge value to your home. Electrical faults will give off yellow marks during an infrared inspection. These can be easy to spot and can be quickly addressed if you act accordingly. 

Structural Defects

During infrared inspections, walls, floors and ceilings are scanned with a camera that can notice differences in temperatures. A change in temperature in the walls, floors and ceilings often points to missing or damaged structural components. This often means that there may be missing insulation. 

Wet basement or garage walls are usually a sign of mold which we know can wreak havoc on a home. Taking care of these issues before putting your home on the market can help you make more money. Infrared inspection results are interpreted by an expert who knows the possible sources of problems and what certain readings mean. 

Infrared Inspections in the Denver Area

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, or are just not sure where the trouble spots of your home are located, an infrared inspection is perfect for you. Our team here at E3 Power offers commercial and residential infrared inspections throughout the Denver area. We can help point out trouble spots in your home. Give us a call today!

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