Infrared imaging allows unseen problems to be found, which might lead to major problems down the road.
Home inspectors have trained eyes to see problems and areas for potential problems, however, they can’t see everything. While the naked eye can see where a problem may be, an infrared camera can see exactly where the problems are and can be a big advantage for new home buyers.
Infrared can reveal a lot of hidden issues in a home - including moisture, heat & energy, pest infestations, foundation cracks, ventilation problems, missing insulation, and structural concerns.
Infrared imaging can tell the buyer a lot about a house and makes damage that may not have been noticed otherwise easy to find. It is a good idea for owners to have an infrared scan of the home before selling so that they can find and fix any serious problems.
Home buyers can use infrared to either counter-offer lower on a home or decide not to buy it.
If you offer thermal imaging in your inspection, it's important to have a good report so the homebuyer and real estate agent can easily understand defects.
The best home inspection software will allow you to write clean reports efficiently, and make your time spent on the job worth your while.