Using Infrared Technology in the Home Inspection Process

A Canspec Building Services Infrared Home Inspection allows you to get more detailed information about the home you own or the home you are looking to buy. An infrared home inspection can reveal many hidden issues in a home that would not be visible to the naked eye. Use your infrared home inspection to detect hidden water problems, missing or failing insulation, areas of energy loss and much more. Our professional services will provide you with the information you need to make educated decisions about the condition of your home and its systems. Whether you are concerned about wasted high energy costs, leaks, smells or quality assurance, an Infrared Home Inspection can help.

Nearly everything gets hot before it fails, making infrared inspections extremely cost-effective, valuable diagnostic tools in numerous applications. With the high cost of energy today, homeowners and small business' should also use infrared imaging for energy savings, moisture detection (leading to mold in some cases), and especially for electrical panel inspections that can detect potential fire hazards from bad connections, overloaded circuits and more.


An infrared thermal imaging inspection can identify and document:

  • energy loss and efficiency
  • unknown plumbing leaks
  • hidden roof leaks, before they cause serious damage
  • electrical faults before they cause a fire
  • overloaded and undersized circuits
  • circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement
  • missing, damaged and/or wet insulation
  • heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors
  • Water and moisture intrusion that could lead to mold
  • possible rodent or pest infestation
  • air conditioner compressor leaks
  • under fastening and/or missing framing members
  • structural defects
  • broken seals in double pane windows
  • dangerous fluid leaks
  • damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems
  • overheated equipment

Use your infrared home inspection for:

  • pre-purchase
  • warranty inspections
  • renovation inspections, pre or post
  • construction phase inspections
  • locating missing, damaged and wet insulation
  • moisture, electrical, mechanical and roof inspections
  • assessment of your homes health - Do you have mold?
  • to improve your homes efficiency, performance and its personal comfort

Thermal imaging indicates there's insulation missing in the 

missing attic insultion revealed

Thermal imaging shows moisture at this dormer.
dormer moisture shows on imaging

Thermal imaging indicates moisture in the ceiling.    Thermal imaging indicates moisture in the ceiling.

moisture in the ceiling is revealed in infrared

Missing wall insulation is revealed.    Missing wall insulation is revealed.

thermography shows missing insulation behind walls

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