Morrell Inspection Services provides thermal imaging inspection services in Houma, LA. Our team of experienced and certified inspectors uses state-of-the-art technology to detect hidden issues in your property that cannot be seen with the naked eye. We use thermal cameras to identify potential problems such as moisture intrusion, electrical hotspots, insulation deficiencies, and more. Our inspections are non-invasive and non-destructive, which means we won’t cause any damage to your property during the inspection process.
Typically, we scan the electrical panel, outlets, ceilings under bathrooms and plumbing systems running down the walls.
How Does an Infrared Thermography Inspection Work?
Infrared thermography is a cutting-edge technology used to detect temperature changes in objects or surfaces. During an infrared thermography inspection, our inspectors use specialized cameras to measure temperature variations throughout your property. This allows us to identify potential issues that may not be visible to the naked eye. For example, we can detect areas of heat loss due to poor insulation or air leaks around windows and doors.
The infrared camera produces a thermal image as it passes over each surface. The image is instantaneously translated into different colors corresponding to the temperature signature it detects. Looking at these color variations, the home inspector can identify problem areas that may require further probing.
At the end of the thermal imaging inspection, the home inspector will review the images and explain the implications to the buyer or seller.
Quality Home Inspection with Thermal Imaging for Homebuyers & Homesellers:
At Morrell Inspection Services, we offer quality home inspections that include thermal imaging for both homebuyers and homesellers. Our comprehensive inspections provide you with a detailed report on the condition of your property so you can make informed decisions about buying or selling a home. With our thermal imaging technology, we can identify potential issues before they become major problems, saving you time and money in the long run.
Our inspection is focused on detecting signs of water leakage inside the foundation, walls, attics and other hard-to-reach spaces.
A thermal imaging camera can detect warm and cool signatures. A warm image is represented by white and red colors, while a cold image appears yellowish and blue on the screen. Since moisture absorbs heat energy, it leaves a cool signature, which is picked up by a thermal imaging camera to detect potential water leaks.
How are Infrared Home Inspections Different from Regular Home Inspections?
Infrared home inspections differ from regular home inspections because they use specialized technology to identify potential issues that may not be visible during a visual inspection alone. With infrared cameras, our inspectors can see through walls and ceilings to detect hidden problems such as water damage or electrical hotspots. Regular home inspections involve visual observation of the home’s electrical, plumbing, HVAC, foundation, roofing, landscaping, and exterior features. It does not have the same level of detail as an infrared inspection.
An infrared inspection is a valuable tool for identifying potential problems early on so they can be addressed before they become major issues down the road. More often than not, it comes as a standalone service and is not included in the regular inspection package.
Benefits of Thermal Imaging for Home Inspection
Thermal imaging for home inspections offers a variety of benefits.
Benefit #1 — Helps Detect Potential Water Leaks
If not addressed timely, water leaks can cause unprecedented damage to your property. What makes it more challenging is the fact that the issue doesn’t appear on the surface until it’s too late. However, with the help of a thermal imaging scan, you can detect potential water leaks before they have a chance to affect your property’s structural integrity.
Benefit #2 — Non-Invasive
Unlike conventional inspection methods, thermal imaging does not involve any physical changes to the property. All it takes is for the thermal imaging camera to have unobstructed access to the surface under scrutiny. That said, thermal imaging is completely non-invasive.
Benefit #3 — Quick and Easy
A thermal imaging inspection can be performed in a couple of hours. And since the process is non-invasive, the buyer or seller need not be present on-site during the inspection.
This aspect makes thermal imaging an excellent option for buyers/sellers who want a thorough inspection done without disrupting their busy schedules.
Additionally, thermal imaging is a cost-effective solution that can help protect your investment, as any problems will be identified quickly and easily with just one scan. With Morrell Inspection Services, you can rest assured that all potential risks and problems will be professionally assessed and addressed with safety in mind!
FREE LIMITED THERMAL SCAN W/ HOME INSPECTION
Infrared/Thermal cameras or other equipment will be used, just like any other tool for portions of the inspection process, as determined by the inspector at his/her sole discretion and is always “limited in nature” as part of a home inspection and not to be construed as a full or complete thermal scan and report. Typically, our company scans the electrical panel, outlets, and ceilings under bathrooms, areas where plumbing is running down the walls or areas the inspector deems problematic. This scan is not a full house thermal scan.