Thermal imaging, known as infrared, is a tool used by Ground Up Inspection regularly during a home inspection. The tool by itself, although neat and fun, is limited by the users training, understanding and scope. The photo here is from an inspection of a radiant hydronic in floor heating system. You can clearly see the hot water pipe locations in the photo. If a leak were present, it may be visible with the infrared camera. Where it's use really shines here in the Pacific Northwest is helping to identify moisture intrusion concerns (i.e. roof, plumbing and building cavity leaks) not visible to the naked eye. Having invested in thermal imaging training and equipment provides additional value to clients at no additional fees. This is one of the many small things we do to strive to provide a high level of service and raise the standards of practice in the industry.
Adam Morvee - WA Lic#1266 Ground Up Inspection Service Bellingham, Washington / www.Groundupinspection.com / 360-927-1723 / firstname.lastname@example.org