INFRARED BUILDING INSPECTIONS IN EDMONDS

Infrared thermography inspections provide additional assurance, giving you the most thorough examination of your potential real estate investment available. Call Pacific Northwest Building Inspections at 206-782-8969 to schedule one today.

Using Infrared to Inspect Buildings in Edmonds

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A residential inspection in Edmonds entails many things, including knowledge,. For the most advanced and thorough residential inspections in Edmonds, request that infrared thermography be included.

This sophisticated technology is used to locate and pinpoint sources of leaks and water intrusion in your residence without any need for destructive source finding.

Pacific Northwest Building Inspections in Edmonds believes the infrared camera to be one of the most important tools in a qualified Edmonds inspector's tool bag. Infrared thermography in Edmonds is a scientific process that essentially measures thermal or infrared energy, infrared thermography can detect insulation, heating, air leakage, electrical, and cooling problems.

Without any disruptive – or destructive – exploration, Pacific Northwest Building Inspections in Edmonds can discover water leaks around windows, interior and exterior walls, and water pipes. The wall insulation and the heating and cooling efficiency of windows and doors can also be assessed by using an infrared camera.

>> Pacific Northwest Building Inspections in Edmonds has uncovered leaks around in typically non-suspect areas, such as a living room where no visible damage was apparent.

With infrared thermography in Edmonds, substantial water damage was discovered. Upon further investigation, a sprinkler head was found to have been directing water into the house’s siding. Several thousand dollars later, the sprinkler head was redirected and the sheathing and framing was repaired. A traditional building inspection would not have been able to identity this issue.

Here are some common areas where infrared thermography in Edmonds is most helpful:

Water Transgression

Probing interior surfaces of a building with an infrared camera can reveal excess moisture due to plumbing leaks, roof leaks, and leaks around windows, to name a few. Wet areas of building materials cool when energy is transferred during the water evaporation process; therefore, a wet (“cooler”) area will stand out from the surrounding dry (“warmer”) surface.

Insulation Problems

Appreciable temperature differences, due to variations in thermal energy (heat) transfer, allow for detection of deficient or missing insulation when scanning ceiling and wall surfaces.

Roofing Leaks

Probing roof coverings can reveal water intrusion and accumulated moisture below the surface. Due to its thermal properties (high thermal capacity), water typically gives up heat at a much slower rate than the surrounding roof materials. The areas of accumulated moisture can therefore be detected when scanning the roof surface. This type of roof inspection is best done in the evening or early nighttime after thermal energy imparted during the daytime is transferred or released.

Infrared Thermography in Edmonds is beneficial in the following areas:

• Detect problems quickly, without interrupting service • Moisture contamination
• Identify water damaged portions of a roof quickly and accurately
• Document problems before the warranty expires
• Thermal heat loss inspections for buildings
• Locate radiant heating wires or pipes
• Electrical Systems
• Locate missing or damaged insulation
• Boilers
• Detect delaminations in concrete bridge deck
• Look at combustion patterns of fuel
• Heat ventilation air conditioning equipment evaluation • Eliminate unnecessary replacement of roofing
• Concrete integrity inspections
• Evaluate the thermal performance of retrofits
• Detect insulation leaks in refrigeration equipment
• Cold Storage cooling losses
• Minimize preventive maintenance and troubleshooting time
• Identify air leakage energy losses
• Concrete water heated floor inspections for leaks and temperature distribution
• Flat roof leak detection for buildings, plants, facilities • Assess priorities for corrective action

Moisture in Ceiling

Missing Insulation in Ceiling

Overheated Breaker Panel

Infrared View of a Switch Panel

Unshielded Electrical Outlets

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