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There is water in your walls!

Thermal imaging plays a significant role in a home inspection, especially when assessing moisture-related issues. Here's why it's important to us here at Entrust Home Inspections:

  1. Non-Invasive Detection: Thermal imaging allows inspectors to detect moisture problems without the need for invasive procedures like drilling holes or removing wall panels. This non-destructive approach is less disruptive to the property and can save both time and money.

  2. Early Detection: Moisture problems can lead to structural damage and mold growth if left untreated. Thermal imaging can detect moisture-related issues in their early stages, helping homeowners address problems before they escalate into costly repairs.

  3. Comprehensive Assessment: Moisture issues can be challenging to identify visually, especially when they are hidden behind walls or ceilings. Thermal imaging provides a comprehensive assessment of the entire property, including areas not readily accessible, ensuring that no hidden problems go unnoticed.

  4. Improved Accuracy: Traditional methods of moisture detection, like moisture meters or visual inspections, may miss subtle signs of moisture intrusion. Thermal imaging offers a more accurate and precise way to identify temperature variations that indicate moisture problems.

  5. Energy Efficiency: In addition to moisture detection, thermal imaging can also identify areas of heat loss in a home. This can help homeowners improve energy efficiency by locating insulation gaps, poorly sealed windows, or other issues that may lead to increased heating or cooling costs.

  6. Documentation: Thermal images provide visual documentation of moisture-related issues, making it easier for homeowners and inspectors to communicate and understand the extent of the problem. This documentation can be useful for insurance claims or negotiations during a real estate transaction.

  7. Safety: Moisture problems can sometimes lead to electrical issues or compromised structural integrity. Identifying these issues early through thermal imaging can help ensure the safety of the property's occupants.

  8. Preventive Maintenance: With the information obtained through thermal imaging, homeowners can take proactive steps to prevent future moisture-related problems, such as improving drainage around the property, fixing roof leaks, or addressing plumbing issues.

At Entrust Home Inspections we believe thermal imaging is a valuable tool that should be used in every home inspections for moisture-related issues. It offers non-invasive, early detection, improves accuracy, and helps homeowners and inspectors make informed decisions to protect the property's integrity and the occupants' well-being. It's an essential component of a thorough home inspection process.

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