INFRARED BUILDING INSPECTIONS IN WOODINVILLE

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

Using Infrared to Inspect Buildings in Woodinville

Reveal What You Don’t Know

A building inspection in Woodinville includes many things, including knowledge,. For the most advanced and thorough building inspections in Woodinville, request that infrared thermography be included.

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

PNWBI in Woodinville considers an infrared camera to be one of the most important tools in a Woodinville inspector’s tool bag. A scientific process that measures thermal or infrared energy, infrared thermography in Woodinville can detect insulation, and cooling problems.

Without any disruptive – or destructive – exploration, PNWBI in Woodinville 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.

>> PNWBI in Woodinville has uncovered leaks around in typically non-suspect areas, such as a living room where no visible damage was apparent. With infrared thermography, substantial water damage was discovered. Upon further investigation, a sprinkler head was found to have been directing water behind 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 Woodinville is most helpful:

Water Transgression

Viewing interior surfaces of your home 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

Viewing 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 Woodinville is beneficial in the following areas:

• Detect problems quickly, without interrupting service
• Document problems before the warranty expires
• Evaluate the thermal performance of retrofits
• Cold Storage cooling losses
• Eliminate unnecessary replacement of roofing
• Identify air leakage energy losses
• Boilers
• Detect insulation leaks in refrigeration equipment
• Concrete integrity inspections
• Inspect burners for flame impingement and burner management • Locate and identify mold growth areas in building structures
• Locate missing or damaged insulation
• Identify water damaged portions of a roof quickly and accurately
• Minimize preventive maintenance and troubleshooting time
• Electrical Systems
• Environmental Applications
• Heat ventilation air conditioning equipment evaluation
• Moisture contamination
• Locate radiant heating wires or pipes
• Look at combustion patterns of fuel
• Thermal heat loss inspections for buildings
• Concrete water heated floor inspections for leaks and temperature distribution
• Flat roof leak detection for buildings, plants, facilities

Moisture in Ceiling

Missing Insulation in Ceiling

Overheated Breaker Panel

Infrared View of a Switch Panel

Unshielded Electrical Outlets

 

 


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