Limited General Infrared Thermal Scan

----- offers advantages over inspectors who do not use infrared thermal cameras. Infrared thermal scans may help you save hundreds of dollars by identifying moisture, insulation, building envelope, mechanical, and electrical conditions that have the potential to increase operating costs and/or damage the building. 

Hankey & Brown Inspections offers a Limited General Infrared Thermal Scan that can be included with an ASHI® standard home inspection. Areas where infrared technology can be beneficial include:

  • Detection hidden dampness or leaks
  • Identifying missing, loose, or compressed insulation
  • Locating significant air leaks into or out of the building
  • Identifying leaky or poorly insulated heating/cooling ducts
  • Detecting overheated electrical components

What’s included in a Limited General Infrared Thermal Scan? 

------ Inspections will perform a non-invasive infrared thermal scan to measure the surface temperature and the temperature differences or variations of the visible, safely accessible, and readily accessible portions of the following:

  • Exterior and interior walls
  • Interior ceilings and floors
  • Doors and windows
  • Heating and Cooling distrubutions systems
  • Electrical panels
  • Representative number of electric outlets and switches

Atypical thermal anomalies will be documented in the Limited General Infrared Thermal Scan report and will be accompanied by dual infrared - visual photographs where applicable.

IR Thermography is also a valuable diagnostic tool for maintenance of commercial and industrial facilities and equipment, such as motors, motor controls, electrial distribution panels, and processing equipment.  IR images can help identify thermal irregularities in products manufactured with heat processes (molding / casting).  IR Thermography is also a valuable tool in invesigating leaks in commercial (low-slope) roofing. Call for more information on IR Thermography of such processes, facilities, and equipment.