Here, at Cal-Spec Home Inspections, we have made a decision to offer IRT inspections as a standard for our customers—-at no extra cost—- because we believe this new tool can arm you with a better understanding of the inner workings of your home. And that should be what every conscientious home inspector wants to offer as part of their qualified package. Please communicate any specific concerns you may already have; we hope to engage your peace of mind when you employ our professional services.
As you are no doubt well aware, though, we do not live in a perfect world. While technology can be used to benefit us in multiple ways, the simple truth is that it has it’s limitations as well. For this reason, when possible, other tools are used to verify Thermal Images, but even with these considerations we do not claim to have x-ray vision. Also, conditions may change and cause the apparent temperature readings revealed in Thermal Images to be different at any given time.
So, keep your expectations realistic. While Infrared Thermal Imaging is a far better diagnostic tool than the naked eye, it does not guarantee 100% accuracy, unless removal or destruction of components can be achieved to validate findings. However, can you afford to miss what it may find on your home inspection?