INFRARED BUILDING INSPECTIONS IN LYNNWOOD

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.

Building Inspections Using Infrared in Lynnwood

Reveal What You Don’t Know

A building inspection in Lynnwood entails many things, including knowledge,. For the most advanced and complete building inspections in Lynnwood, request that infrared thermography be included.

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

Pacific NW Building Inspections in Lynnwood considers an infrared camera to be one of the most important tools in a Lynnwood home inspector's tool bag. Infrared thermography is a scientific process that measures thermal or infrared energy, infrared thermography can detect insulation, electrical, heating, and cooling problems.

Without any disruptive – or destructive – exploration, Pacific NW Building Inspections in Lynnwood can discover water leaks around windows, 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 NW Building Inspections in Lynnwood has uncovered leaks around in typically non-suspect areas, such as a living room where no visible damage was apparent. With infrared thermography in Lynnwood, 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 Lynnwood is most helpful:

Water Intrusion

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 Weaknesses

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 Lynnwood is beneficial in the following areas:

• Detect problems quickly, without interrupting service • Locate and identify mold growth areas in building structures
• Detect delaminations in concrete bridge deck
• Minimize preventive maintenance and troubleshooting time
• Eliminate unnecessary replacement of roofing

Moisture in Ceiling

Missing Insulation in Ceiling

Overheated Breaker Panel

Infrared View of a Switch Panel

Unshielded Electrical Outlets

Recommendations

"As a real estate professional, I have several choices when it comes to a home inspector, and am constantly getting flyers and brochures of other inspectors trying to get my business. I truly believe in working by referral and working with the best! When it comes to inspections in Seattle (or the greater Seattle area, as John has traveled to Puyallup and beyond for me!), I strongly recommend John Langmeyer of Pacific Northwest Building Inspections.

I have used John exclusively for all of my clients’ needs since 1999. John has been amazing! I can always count on John to be early and to make my clients feel comfortable with the inspection process.

Several of my clients – and myself – have saved hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars, by calling John and asking him questions.

John is AWESOME!"

~ Ronnie Lee R., Seattle

 


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