General Home Inspection

I will prepare your Home Inspection Report with easy-to-read details on:

  • The condition of every major component from the roof to the basement
  • Major and minor deficiencies
  • Any major expenditures necessary
  • What to watch out for
  • Helpful home preservation tips
  • Safety concerns and much more
     A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operation. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested.


  Infrared Home Inspection


Infrared imaging provides important information relating to otherwise inaccessible areas of a residential building. Infrared detects extremely small but crucial differences in temperature from one area of a house to another. These temperature variations show up on the camera view screen as cold or hot spots, which reveal hidden problems that often cannot be detected in the course of a traditional visual inspection.

    Infrared can detect:

          Faulty wiring, breakers and fuses

          Hidden moisture intrusion

          The moisture sources of mold

          Pipe and duct work leaks

          Foundation Cracks

          Heat/energy loss

          Structural concerns

          Missing Insulation

          Ventilation problems



      Why Perform Infrared Inspections

Combined with traditional home inspection techniques, the infrared inspection method reveals substantially more of the house than can be perceived by the naked eye and conventional inspection tools. Many things can't be be seen with only a flashlight.

 Check out our Infrared Photo Page to see examples of infrared technology


Insulation Deficiencies

Appreciable temperature differences, due to variations in thermal energy (heat) transfer, allow for detection of deficient or missing insulation when scanning ceiling and wall surfaces.


Electrical Deficiencies

Deficiencies within the electrical system can be made visually apparent by use of an infrared camera.  For example, a deficient connection between electrical components can result in resistance which will manifest in an apparent temperature elevation when compared with similar types of connections under similar load conditions.

 Structural Issues

Differences in thermal capacity, conductivity, and other intrinsic qualities of building structural components can allow for their detection when scanning walls, floors, and ceilings with an infrared camera. Under the right conditions, missing structural components, and portions of structural components which are damaged (to the extent that their intrinsic qualities are significantly changed), can be detected.


Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspection 

Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty.  The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. All warranty inspections should be performed with infrared technology in order to see hidden problems not visible to the naked eye such as electrical hot spots, moisture intrusion and missing insulation.  A completed report with infrared pictures will be available to you the next day via and if you do not have access to the internet then a hard copy will be mailed to you the next day.