Infrared Thermal Imaging

At 1st Rate Inspections, we use thermal imaging to see beneath the surface and find “hidden” issues. Our high-quality infrared technology allows us to measure temperature differences, which is helpful in identifying water-related, electrical, and energy-loss issues.

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Thermal imaging cameras can capture heat signatures that would otherwise be invisible to the human eye. Thermal cameras use a sensor to detect and measure the infrared energy of objects that emit heat. These sensors are sensitive to infrared light emitted at different wavelengths. Thermal imaging cameras use thermopile detectors that amplify the electrical signals generated by these sensors. The amplified signals are digitized and processed into an image or video stream. This technology is used to detect temperature, humidity, or radiation.

1st-Rate Inspectors use this temperature measurement tool to perform quick, contactless inspections of more extensive inaccessible areas in your home. Using this non-invasive tool, we can detect pests, water leaks, or electrical issues.

We can conveniently detect issues without opening up your walls until necessary with this technology. We hold off intrusive destructive procedures till temperature discrepancies are noticed through an imaging camera, and we feel it is essential to investigate further. Not only does this save you time but money too.

Thermal Imaging

Cameras Use During Our Inspections

At 1st-Rate Inspections, we use Thermal imaging cameras to detect hidden issues behind walls and surfaces in your home. This advanced technology helps us provide you with a fast, accurate, and non-invasive Home inspection.

Leaks And Moisture Behind Walls

One of the most common uses of infrared thermal imaging cameras is detecting moisture in the walls and ceilings of buildings, which helps prevent structural damage and leaks. In addition, our inspectors use heat and temperature anomalies to investigate any plumbing issues in your home.

EIFS And Stucco Inspections

Thermal imaging cameras are helpful for EIFS (exterior insulation and finishing systems) inspections. It can help find leaks and other issues behind the exterior wall cladding of your home, which would have otherwise been impossible to detect. Our Inspectors use thermal imaging cameras to inspect stucco, tile, and other materials for internal damage.

WDO Insects

We use Infrared cameras to detect active WDO nests. This is especially useful for people who want to keep a close eye on the external components and the internal parts of their home. We use passive Infrared cameras to detect where the heat is coming from. This is helpful for finding infestations that may go undetected for an extended period, otherwise leading to costly repairs.

Electrical Issues

Thermal imaging cameras are also used to detect overheating of old wiring. Electrical engineers can use these cameras to detect overheating and circuit breakers that need to be replaced or to check overloaded circuits. In addition, our home inspectors use thermal imaging to locate and understand the condition of wires, circuits, and other equipment in your home.

Roofing Problems

Roofing companies commonly use thermal imaging cameras to identify leaks in roofs. Then, they use the camera to see if there are any leaks or not. Thermal imaging cameras work by sending out infrared light waves and then measuring the temperature of the objects that reflect these waves. This allows for a visual representation of the temperature distribution in a given area, such as your home's roof. Temperature discrepancies lead to damaged or leaking roofs.

Areas Of Energy Loss

Thermal imaging cameras are used for various purposes, such as inspecting buildings for broken seals, and checking if there are any leaks or gaps in your windows or places from where the air is escaping.


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