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Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

How Thermal Cameras are used in Home Inspections?

 

Thermal cameras are a great device to detect things your home inspector cannot see with their naked eyes. Thermal imaging can find ho

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t or cold spots, and even pick up other patterns behind the walls. Your qualified Mike Holmes inspector looks at the thermal images with an experienced eye.

They will discuss the problems the infrared camera is identifying. Be present for your Mike Holmes inspections so you can learn more about your house. Here is why thermal imaging home inspections is a great idea.

 

Benefits of Infrared Thermal Imaging Inspections

 

Here are some ways a thermal imaging camera helps during a home inspection:

  • Detects moisture patterns (which can lead to mold growth)
  • Detects heat loss
  • Can identify pest infestation
  • Identifies potential mold problems
  • Identifies missing insulation
  • Uncovers wet areas
  • HVAC problems
  • Electrical systems

Mike Holmes’ Extended home inspection package includes Thermal Imaging to assess your home’s energy efficiency, and checks for air and water infiltration.

 

How Thermographic Inspections Work?

 

Thermography measures surface temperatures by using infrared video and still cameras.  In construction, a thermographic scanning allows energy assessors to check the effectiveness of insulation in the building.

 

Thermal Imaging for Home Inspections in Toronto, Mississauga, Halifax, Winnipeg, Ottawa and more!

 

Your certified home inspector from the Mike Holmes Inspections team uses an infrared thermal imaging camera to check for issues you can’t see. One of the most important places your home inspector will use the thermal imaging camera on is your walls and ceilings. They will detect missing insulation, air leakage, moisture issues and even pest intrusions!

 

How much does a thermal imaging inspection cost?

 

The cost of a thermal imaging inspection is included in our Extended Home Inspection and our Premium Home Inspection packages. Costco members click here for special pricing.

Home Inspector using thermal imaging
The thermal imaging camera detect temperature differences and patterns on a wall, a wet area and the surrounding dry areas can indicate the presence of moisture that would not be visible during a home inspection without a thermal imaging camera. Findings like these could be an indication of previous water issues or a slow leak that should be further investigated.

What do Home Inspectors Look For?

 

Your qualified Mike Holmes Inspector will check these items on their home inspection checklist:

·     Our checklist includes a visual roof inspection,

·     a complete interior finish assessment,

·     HVAC review (heating, cooling, and ventilation),

·     electrical inspection,

·     plumbing inspection,

·     structural review from foundation to roofline.

A Mike Holmes Inspection report, delivered within 48 hours, will provide you with a comprehensive document to make an informed decision on your existing or future home. Looking for a home inspector in Ottawa, GTA, Winnipeg or Halifax? Give us a call!

 

Costco members click here for special pricing.

Home Inspection Services in GTA and Ottawa

 

If you are buying or selling a home and want to avoid any surprises before making that large investment, a thorough home inspection can help. We are Ottawa and Eastern Ontario’s best home inspection company. We provide professional home inspection services for any real estate transactions. Whether you are buying or selling a home, or even renovating, we offer thorough home inspections in Ottawa.

The Best Home Inspection Service in Ontario

 

We offer full service inspections for home owners using advanced equipment. Your local Mike Holmes Inspector in the GTA and Ottawa will inspect the major systems in your home. You will receive a thorough Mike Holmes Home Inspection 

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Report. We encourage you to go through the report thoroughly before making your home purchasing decision.

We provide a complete range of home inspection services to ensure you can purchase or sell your home with confidence.

Our inspectors are highly experienced, trained and certified. 

 

 

 

Do you Really Need A Home Inspection?

 

Buying a home without getting an inspection is not a good idea. Think about how much you’re spending on the purchase of your home. Now think about the extra few hundred dollars it will take to get a thorough home inspection done. It’s worth the extra money. 

Here is Mike Holmes’ article on WHY YOU NEED A HOME INSPECTION.

 

How long do Mike Holmes Inspections take?

 

A typical home inspection of an average single-family home size 1800 – 3500 sq. ft. will take approx. 2.5-3 hours. During this time, your local home inspector can thoroughly inspect your home, provide you with a detailed home inspection report and answer any questions you may have.

 

Your Mike Holmes Home Inspector is:

 

  • Fully trained and industry certified by Mike Holmes Inspections and third party accredited courses
  • A Certified Thermographer (thermal imaging)
  • Responsive, able and willing to answer your questions and on time
  • Experienced and knowledgeable
  • An excellent customer service provider with a smile knowing they help homeowners every day!

 

 

READ NEXT: What Is Included in My Home Inspection?

Home Inspector using thermal imaging
The thermal imaging camera detects temperature differences and patterns on a wall, a wet area and the surrounding dry areas can indicate the presence of moisture that would not be visible during a home inspection without a thermal imaging camera. Findings like these could be an indication of previous water issues or a slow leak that should be further investigated.

 

View Our Home Inspection Packages:

Home Inspection in Halifax
Mike’s Extended inspection package includes Thermal Imaging to help determine if your home is energy efficient, and checks for air and water infiltration. Protect not only your family’s safety but also their health by testing for any abnormal mold growth.

 

Home Inspection in Halifax
The Mike Holmes’ inspection that goes even further with all the same services as the Extended Inspection with the addition of Radon Testing.

 

Here is WHY you need a home inspection!

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Homebuyers should expect quality and integrity in a home inspection and you will get it with a Mike Holmes Inspection.

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Homebuyers should expect quality and integrity in a home inspection and you will get it with a Mike Holmes Inspection.

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