Benefits of Our Infrared Survey

Infrared Explained

Infrared can be described as light we can’t see. This is because infrared lightwaves have longer wavelengths than those of visible light. Visible light we can see with our eyes, but infrared lightwaves need to be detected and processed with the advanced technology found in infrared cameras known as a bolometer. An infrared camera processes infrared lightwaves, unlike our eyes, and produces a thermal (heat) image of an object from the infrared. All objects that produce a heat signature are measurable and we use an infrared camera to capture its thermal image. This thermal image can then be interpreted by an infrared thermographer in his evaluation of the building envelop. The infrared camera stores the infrared images for documentation in our comprehensive reports. And, this is where you benefit by being able to make decisions based on what you can see in infrared! Other inspection methods fall short when compared.

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See Your Home as You’ve Never Seen It Before with Infrared!

How would you like to really see what you’re really getting for your money on a new home purchase instead of being told by someone where your suspected new home problems are? For most of us a new home purchase is the costliest investment we’ll make in our lifetime. All home owners should consider using infrared to locate the causes of moisture intrusion, the existence of mold, heat loss or gain to improve heating efficiency, and to validate work you have done on your home or commercial building. Most home owners just don’t know what infrared can do for them, so let me explain:

Infrared (IR) sees the world different than we do. Infrared sees your home in temperature differentials of as little as one-tenth of a degree. Surrounding areas should have very little temperature difference, if they do it will show up as either a cold or hot spot – pinpointing the problem area. An infrared inspection of your home will give you the visual picture, in infrared, along with the information and knowledge that you can’t get from conventional inspection methods. You’re actually able to see where your home loses heat, where the roof leaks, where moisture is located behind walls, where the radiant heat lines are not working, where insulation is missing or damaged, how much water damage there is and where it is, and if there are problems with the electrical or mechanical systems. Infrared will give you the knowledge to what the problem items are. Infrared gives you the best dollar value for your building inspection.

When contracting infrared (IR) services you should find a company with certified infrared thermographers, that way you’re sure to have someone who’s trained to properly interpret the infrared images taken of your home.

Commercial and Industrial Infrared Inspections

From the roof to foundation infrared provides you, by far, the best dollar value for the visual inspection of your commercial or industrial property. You will actually see any problem areas, as well as the good areas, of your property and have the information readily available to you in a documented report. Infrared gives you the visual information and a thermal image of your property that conventional inspection methods can’t give you. Infrared is the state-of the-art technology application you should strongly consider when having your property inspected.

Our experienced certified thermograpers provide commercial building surveys covering from the roof to building envelope, water intrusion issues, HVAC systems and electrical surveys. Commercial building owners and facilities managers realize the value infrared inspections provide them. Infrared surveys provide cost savings, knowlege of the exact location of problems for corrective actions, as well as the visual proof provided in a documented report. All of these are important considerations for today’s building professionals in obtaining their infrared surveys. In reporting we provide you with infrared images, digital pictures, and a professional analysis of your infrared images to tell you what is actually being seen by the infrared camera. Be dollar wise – Use a certified infrared thermographer for a better perspective and understanding of what is happening with your property.

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The National Association of Commercial Building Inspectors & Thermographers