On most of our Inspections we also perform an Infrared inspection. Such an inspection allows us to see temperature differences around the home. It can help us find issues that would have been invisible to the naked eye and potentially missed.
We do this by using very expensive and cutting edge thermal imaging camera which shows the differences of temperature upto .01 of a degree Fahrenheit. This is how we find leaking plumbing fixtures, roof leaks, missing insulation, drafts from windows, overheating electrical, disconnected heating ducts and much more.
An infrared inspection is especially essential when inspecting a home with a finished basement as signs of moisture can be hidden behind the walls. The thermal camera will give us a better idea of what could possibly be going behind the finished area and what areas to focus on.
Problems are found on very old homes like ones in Downtown Toronto and Etobicoke or brand new homes like ones in Vaughan or Brampton. These issues can go unnoticed for a very long time until potentially dangerous things can happen I.E. Mold, Fire, Structural Issues and more.
Pictures from actual inspections by Power Home Inspection: