Infrared Inspections / Thermal Imaging
Hawk Environmental Services uses infrared inspections to identify issues in your home or building that aren’t visible with the naked eye.
Below is an excerpt from an actual client report. You can clearly see how performing an infrared inspection can identify hidden water intrusion, leaks, and missing insulation. Hawk Environmental Services uses high-quality FLIR infrared cameras to inspect your building for energy efficiency, mold inspections, leak detection, and a wide variety of other reasons. A thorough infrared inspection can often reveal hidden problems before they become more serious issues. Although this equipment doesn’t actually see through walls, in the hands of a qualified and experienced professional, it really is the next best thing to x-ray vision.
We briefly scanned the entire home with a FLIR infrared camera to rule out hidden water intrusion.
We found two stud bays in the lower-level bedroom to have missing or sagging insulation. This condition may cause heat loss and decreased temperature levels in this area. The client should either remove the sheet-rock and install appropriate insulation in the cavities, or monitor the area to ensure that the temperature difference does not lead to condensation and/or mold growth.
We did not find any obvious visible water damage on the sheetrock in the kitchen, but this area should be evaluated by a licensed roofing contractor as soon as possible.
As you can see, in the hands of a trained professional, an infrared camera can identify the causes of mold, cold spots, and water intrusion. Getting to the root of these issues before they become a bigger problem can save you enormous amounts of money and frustration
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