Infrared Thermal Imaging

Many people ask, What is Infrared Thermal Imaging? Simply, thermal imaging uses infrared technology to detect very small differences in temperature. Every material has a unique thermal signature. When moisture, heat, or cold are introduced into the structure the thermal signature changes. With the help of an infrared camera we can see many things that simply are not detectable to the naked eye.

Cold areas behind walls, floors, or ceilings can indicate the presence of moisture, or lack of insulation and the infrared camera helps us diagnose these problems easily. Thermal imaging also easily detects overheating circuits, fuses, or circuit breakers. In some cases, flat roof leaks, or leakage under, or behind plumbing fixtures can also be found. For a quick overview, watch the Consumer’s Guide to Infrared Thermography below.

Home Energy Audit Inspections

Many home owners in our area live in their home for ten years or longer. Therefore proper home maintenance is vital to preserving your homes value now and in the future. You know certain visible issues with your home, therefore, we concentrate on the life cycles of the building materials and the effects of the weather is taking on your home. We inspect the home from the attic to the basement/crawlspace as well as the exterior grounds looking for water intrusion and potential insect damage. Home Energy Audits are an important part of your home maintenance plans.

Home Inspections

A home inspection with an infrared camera allows your to get more detailed information about the home you own or the home you are looking to buy. An infrared certified inspector can reveal many hidden issues in a home that would not be visible to the naked eye. An infrared camera can be used to detect hidden water problems, missing or failing insulation, areas of energy loss, and much more. For more information watch our online video above.

Systems and Foundation Inspections

Don’t want a full home inspection but need a specific part of your home evaluated? Try one of our Systems or Foundation Inspection.

Electrical Inspection

An electrical inspection is a complete evaluation of the visible electrical components in your home. With the use of an infrared camera, we will scan all your electrical functions for hot spots and potential problems within the electrical system. We evaluate the electrical panel box, the outlets, switches, any visible wiring and junction boxes, etc.

Plumbing Inspection

A plumbing inspection is a complete evaluation of the visible plumbing components in your home. With the use of an infrared camera, we will scan all your piping and plumbing fixtures for leaks, clogged pipes, slow drains, etc. We can even find issues hidden behind walls, like behind tubs and showers.

HVAC Inspection

A HVAC inspection is a complete evaluation of the visible HVAC components in your home. With the use of an infrared camera, we will scan all your HVAC ductwork and mechanical parts for hot spots, air leaks, and energy loss within the HVAC system.

Foundation Inspection

A foundation inspection is a complete evaluation of the foundation in your home. With the use of an infrared camera, we will scan the entire accessible areas of your foundation. We evaluate the skirting walls, piers, joists, sills, etc. Accessible areas are defined as at least 18 inches in height and free of snakes and rodents.

Give Patriot Home Inspections a call Today at 843-386-9100 to schedule your inspection! Or if you prefer, you can Request An Inspection right here on our Web Site! Either way, we look forward to the opportunity of serving you and your family!