Thermal Imaging Services in Brooklyn, Long Island, New York
Introducing: Infrared Thermography
This is a non-destructive testing technique, which is defined as the non-contact imaging and analysis of thermal energy from the surface of an object. An Infrared Camera detects and converts energy from the infrared spectrum into the visible spectrum. This technology allows the Home Inspector to "see" things that normally would not be detectable.
Within the scope of a Home Inspection, the Certified Inspector can identify and locate such things as:
- Missing, compressed or improperly installed Insulation.
- Wet areas.
- Excessive air movement.
- Issues with Electric and Hydronic radiant floor heating systems.
House Pro Home Inspections uses this infrared technology with each and every inspection, as part of our Home indoor and outdoor Inspection Services at an extra cost.
What is it and how would my home benefit?
Infrared Thermographic inspection is a powerful, non-destructive and non-invasive means of monitoring and diagnosing the overall condition of buildings. It is used in applications, such as inspections, where conventional testing equipment and/or visual inspections are incapable of obtaining satisfactory results.
Infrared Thermography technology provides immediate documentation of plumbing and building envelope water leakage, post-flood and fire water-damaged material assessment and energy use inefficiency, and electrical problems.
How the camera works
All objects radiate heat in the form of infrared energy, hot or cold. As an object increases in temperature, it radiates more energy. Infrared radiation, visible light and ultraviolet light are all forms of energy in the electromagnetic spectrum, their differences is denoted by wavelengths and/or frequencies.
The infrared camera detects infrared energy well before it can be seen with our eyes. Most cameras can image temperatures from -20ºC to 500ºC, even extended further to -40ºC, and up to 2000ºC. The camera converts the invisible infrared energy into a two-dimensional visual image and displays this on a standard screen. Most industrial cameras can also make temperature measurements accurate to ±2% at 30ºC. The thermal information is stored onto a memory card and is later downloaded into a computer to create report.
What are common applications of infrared thermography?
Infrared thermography is a tool that can save energy in residential, commercial and industrial situations An Infrared inspection monitors and diagnoses the condition of buildings. As it quickly identifies problem areas that can’t be seen by the naked eye and eliminates destructive probing methods (which extends the building life). In new construction, the infrared can confirm proper construction. All results are captured and documented instantly and easily into professional reports - providing tangible proof of the findings. This could potentially save both time and money.
Licensed Home Inspectors at House Pro Home Inspection Inc. offer Thermal Imaging Service as well as other Home Inspection Services across:
- The Bronx
- Westchester County
- New York
- Long Island
- Mount Vernon
- Staten Island