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Ann Arbor Home Inspection: Benefits of Infrared Technology

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Ann Arbor Home Inspection should include Infrared inspection to help diagnose the extent and the sources to many problems. This can result in a large reduction in costs.

Ann Arbor, United States – July 18, 2014

/PressCable/ — Home Inspectors in Ann Arbor usually check the structure of the buildings as a whole, the foundation, the roof, the electrical systems, the plumbing systems, the interiors of walls, the attic, insulation, air conditioning, appliances, and pools.

They also look for termites and other insect infestations, as well as mold and fungus growth. Infrared technology allows home inspectors to see problems they otherwise would have missed such as water penetration of walls and roof, leaks in the plumbing, electrical problems, and defects in the insulation.

The use of infrared cameras is not only able to detect hard to spot problems, it also allows home inspectors to see problems before they become serious issues. The Ann Arbor Home Inspection should include Infrared inspection to help diagnose the extent and the sources to many of these problems. This can result in a large reduction in costs.

Ann Arbor Home Inspection employs certified inspectors to perform infrared inspections.

Early detection of moisture inside a wall, for instance, allows for an early, simple, cheap fix which would not be possible much later, after extended exposure to moisture creates a pervasive problem with mold. It is far cheaper to replace the small section of roof where a leak originated than it is to replace the whole roof. Infrared cameras provide a quick and effective method of moisture tracking that allows the source of any leak to be readily determined.

Because infrared cameras “see” heat, inspection with them can readily identify loose electrical connections, overloaded circuits, and shorts before electrical systems fail or, worse, start fires. A small slow leak in the plumbing can be found just by looking through an infrared camera, which is far cheaper than pulling out walls and ceilings and looking over every inch of the plumbing by eye. Old-fashioned methods of home inspection, such as visual surveillance, installation of inspection ports, and even the use of x-rays are often ineffective when and always inefficient.

The use of infrared cameras makes building inspection not just far more effective but also far more cost effective

Heat losses in buildings can account for up to 50% of the total energy consumption and comes from air leakage through chimneys, attics, wall vents and badly sealed windows/doors, etc.

A thermal imaging camera identifies patterns of heat loss that are invisible to the naked eye. Thermal imaging quickly indicates the air leaks within a property and measurement data are easily compiled into a report. Professional home inspectors and energy auditors are using leading-edge infrared technology from FLIR to perform energy auditing of homes and buildings to improve energy efficiency, thus leading to savings on energy costs.

Don’t settle for anything less. Make sure the next home inspection in Ann Arbor includes an infrared inspection to fill that missing gap and save a ton of money in the process.

Website: http://homeinspectionannarbor.net

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