Infrared Thermography Inspections
Using Infrared technology inspectors can diagnose insulation and moisture problems using advanced technology to investigate building components by a less invasive means. We are Level 1 Infrared Thermographers with several years experience using Infrared Thermography, meaning we have taken the training necessary to understand and use this technology. It is a great tool that can potentially save a home buyer potential problems and heartache when used by a trained Thermographer. However, the technology does have it’s limits. For example, it should never be substituted for a top to bottom visual home inspection. We hear stories of some home inspectors using Infrared Thermography instead of entering a crawl space or attic to perform a visual inspection. This is not only a misuse of the technology, but a violation of the Tennessee Home Inspector Licensing Act. We use Infrared Thermography to aid us in being better inspectors, not as a substitute for doing our jobs with the proper due diligence.