Extended Inspection

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The Extending Home Inspection adds the use of a sophisticated infrared  camera.  The camera can detect what the naked eye can’t – variations in temperature that signal moisture problems, heat loss, cold zones and even potential electrical malfunctions.  We utilize Flir Systems B300 infrared thermal imaging cameras during our extended inspections.

By detecting the difference in surface temperatures, infrared technology assists us to pinpoint specific areas of concern, which include but are not limited to:

  • Roof and ceiling leaks
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Water intrusion/infiltration including hidden moisture damage that can lead to mold
  • Electrical component issues (overheated wiring or circuit breakers) Energy issues such as heat & energy loss (missing insulation and ventilation issues)
  • Other areas of concern

These temperature differences appear on our camera screens as cold and hot spots that reveal hidden problems that otherwise may not be detected during the course of a basic, visual property inspection.

Our Level 1 Thermographer training is from FLIR Systems Canada, the industry’s recognized leader in infrared thermal technology and training in the inspection industry.