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What Are The Benefits of Infrared Inspections?

Posted on: September 25, 2014

Some electrical problems are harder to detect than others. That’s why, when trying to diagnose home problems, one of the best ways to quickly get to the bottom of the situation is with an infrared thermographic inspection. But what are the benefits of this inspection? Let the experts at Kolb Electric help!

Electric Inspection Benefits

When combined with traditional home inspection techniques, the infrared thermography inspection method reveals considerably more about your house than can be seen with conventional inspection tools. Some things our infrared thermography inspections have detected include:

  • Water leaks: using an infrared camera to scan the inside of your home can reveal moisture leakage around plumbing systems, the roof, any windows, etc. We’ll be able to see them because areas with more moisture will appear darker than surrounding warmer, dry areas.
  • Insulation deficiencies: our scanners will reveal large temperature differences within your home where insulation is deficient or absent.
  • Roof leaks: we’ll be able to spot water and moisture intrusion and accumulation below the surface of your roof, which can help you pinpoint leaks and lessen their effects before they do major damage to your home.
  • Electrical system problems: one of the best things about an infrared thermography scan is that it helps you see any deficiencies in your electrical system, including loose connections that could cause certain appliances to run inefficiently (or not run at all).
  • Structural issues: finally, infrared thermography scans will help locate structural issues within your home, including poor heat transfer, bad conductivity, and more. We may even be able to detect missing or damaged structural components.

Contact Kolb Electric for Thermographic Infrared Inspections

By contacting Kolb Electric for an infrared thermographic inspection, you can rest assured that your service will be provided by a trained, certified, and professional. Our thermographic inspections conform to safety standards established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as performance and reporting standards recommended by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Contact us today!

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