Home Inspection with Infrared

Home Inspection with Infrared

All inspection companies promise a thorough and objective inspection. We have been delivering on that promise since 2005 as the first company in metro Atlanta to combine traditional home inspection methods with Infrared Thermal Imaging of every property we inspect.

Buying a home is an extraordinary investment. So, why would you want just an ordinary inspection? Our technology enables us to find defects behind the walls, floors, and ceilings that can go unnoticed by other inspectors. Our technology, combined with traditional inspection methods, provides the most advanced inspection available today.

See the photos below for defects which could only have been found with our infrared technology.

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The buyer of this home had no idea that water intrusion was an issue. We quickly detected the issue and identified the source as a cracked window frame. You can see the damp sheetrock at the bottom right corner of the window as well.

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This infrared photo shows an entire exterior basement wall which was not insulated at the time of construction. Once the issue was found, the seller admitted that this explained why the basement was uncomfortable in the winter.

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These photos show a major roof leak over the foyer. There was no visible staining, and the attic space above was not accessible due to the vaulted ceiling. This issue would not have been identified without our infrared technology.

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The home buyer was concerned about a musty basement smell. No possible cause was listed in the seller’s disclosure statement because the seller was unaware of the cause. We found that water was running from the adjacent patio, under the exterior doors, and soaking into the carpet pad.

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These photos show a bonus room over the garage. The buyer indicated that the room had a very uncomfortable temperature during each visit. We found that at least 50% of the insulation in the vaulted ceiling was missing (see light areas in right photo). This portion of the ceiling was not accessible for visual inspection, and this issue would not have been found otherwise.

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The lighter vertical stripes in this infrared photo indicate a hot section of wall above the fireplace (not in use at the time). Further investigation revealed that the clothes dryer was in a room adjacent to the fireplace. The dryer exhaust vent was designed to run up the chimney chase and exit at the roofline. The vent was disconnected and discharging hot air and a large amount of lint into the chimney chase. This was a significant fire hazard which would not have been found without the aid of infrared.

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This infrared photo shows water intrusion below a bay window (see dark area above curtains). The window flashing had failed, allowing water to enter without evidence of a visible stain.

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The seller of this home had recently textured and painted the ceiling of the family room. The ceiling looked really nice, but the new finish was hiding an active roof leak which we were able to detect with our infrared technology.