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The building diagnostic tool preferred by professional home inspectors. Purchasing a house is a major financial investment for anyone. Since a house is fundamental to security of life, it is immensely important to invest in the right property.
Some customers want houses built from plans so involvement will be from contract to finished construction whereas others want diagnostics on completed new-build houses. FLIR System’s infrared thermography can detect building problems which are invisible to the naked eye. Thermal imaging cameras can visualize building problems such as missing insulation, air leaks, condensation, mold and leaks in floor heating so as to indicate the exact location of the problem. Customers can be divided into two types; those who plan to build a new house and require inspections from contract to completion and those who have already moved into a house and require a house inspection to disclose potential defects. “Infrared thermography is very useful for inspections during construction and also post construction diagnosis of built-for-sale houses, where it is especially useful in detecting missing insulation and water leaks.
Although insulation strategies may vary depending on construction methods, the appropriate and careful selection and placement of insulation can have a huge impact on heat-insulation efficiency. Using infrared thermography enables you to ensure visually that the choice and installation of insulation is correct. During construction stages, you can check the presence of space between insulation materials and if required request remedial work, to prevent new homes being defectively built. “For water leaks, severe leaks can be visible as a stain on the building materials but normal moisture ingress is very difficult to identify and locate. Conventionally, moisture inspection was laborious and time-consuming. Using infrared thermography, however, it is possible to determine the exact location and degree of the leak without causing damage and allowing efficient inspections. “Water leaks not only tend to damage the wall surface due to moisture with consequent interior mold, mildew, and condensation, but can damage the structural integrity of building materials, which is a serious problem. “Infrared thermography enables the visualization of problem areas seen on thermal images.
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