the founding of Welcome Home Inspections, we made a basic but important
decision: We decided we would rather
explain price one time than apologize for
quality forever. We had a choice to be a provider
of mediocre, low-priced inspections or a provider of thorough, high quality
inspections. We chose quality.
A home or building is a
significant investment so at Welcome Home Inspections we only provide the best
infrared inspections. We stand behind every inspection we perform and
do not cut corners. We are dedicated to providing the most thorough
inspections and highest level of service in the industry.
Infrared Thermal Imaging inspections are non-invasive and are to measure
surface temperature variations of visible and readily (and safely)
accessible portions of the areas described in each option below.
The Building Envelope ITI scan is an evaluation for
detecting the presence of moisture, missing or misapplied
insulation, significant air infiltration, and more. We scan the
Exterior walls (weather and conditions permitting)
Doors and windows
The thermal and digital images above were taken outside a
newer home with what are considered good quality windows. The thermal
image shows the large amount of heat that is lost through windows. This
can be much worse in older homes.
The thermal and digital images above were taken inside a
home at the basement entry. The thermal image shows cool areas around
the door evidenced by the shades of purple and blue. The thermal pattern
indicates air infiltration due to a poorly sealed door. Air infiltration
and missing or lacking insulation contribute to a large amount of energy loss
and high energy costs in many homes.
The Energy Survey ITI scan is an evaluation of client
specified areas for missing, lacking, or non uniform insulation,
significant air infiltration, and heating and cooling losses.
The thermal and digital images above were taken
inside a newer home. The thermal image shows a
cool area evidenced by the shades of purple and blue. The
thermal pattern indicates a lack of attic insulation allowing heat loss. A
number of similar areas were found in other walls and ceilings. Areas
like this contribute to high energy costs.
Moisture Survey ITI
The Moisture Survey ITI scan is an evaluation of client
specified areas for the presence of moisture.
The thermal and digital images above were taken inside a brand
new home. The thermal image shows a large cool area
on this kitchen ceiling. The thermal pattern indicates moisture. This was
caused by a plumbing leak on the second floor.
Water Floor Heating Pipe Locating and Mapping
Using Infrared Thermal Imaging we can accurately locate
water floor heating pipes in concrete floors. We can also provide
mapping services where we supply dimensioned drawings of the pipe
The thermal images above
in-floor heating pipes in an office.
Water Floor Heating
Using Infrared Thermal Imaging we can often locate
suspected leaks in water floor heating pipes in concrete floors.
The infrared thermal images above show several leaks in the water
heating system in a garage.