Home inspection is a vital process that helps home buyers and sellers identify any problems or defects in a property before making a deal. However, some issues may not be visible to the naked eye or conventional inspection tools. That’s why thermal cameras are becoming increasingly popular among home inspectors in India. Thermal cameras use infrared technology to detect heat and temperature differences in a property, revealing hidden issues that may otherwise go unnoticed. In this blog post, we will explore some of the top issues that thermal cameras can detect during a home inspection in India
Seepage/leakage is one of the most common problems observed by us during a home inspection in new or old apartments/houses. Leakage/seepage can cause a wide range of issues in your apartments/houses like the growth of mold, dampness on the wall, efflorescence, and peeling of paints, etc. Leakage/seepage/moisture in the apartment/house will cause your loved ones health issues. It will also cause skin rashes, asthma, respiratory disease, etc to your family members. There is maybe a chance that the home inspector can overlook leakage/seepage/moisture with the naked eye. To avoid any overlook by home inspector, our team uses a thermal camera that can quickly identify the leakage/seepage/moisture spot/location in your apartment.
Plumbing Leak/Clogged Issue:
Most of the new/old apartments/houses inspected by us have been issues like pipe leaks/clogged. Any hiddenleak or clogged in pipe/fixture is not visible withnaked eyes. Undetected leaks in concealedpipeline/fixture can quickly damage the door anddoor frame, can cause seepage on the nearby wall,mould and mildew growth, damage to theconcrete slab, etc. Propcheckup home inspectionteam will do a thorough inspection of the plumbingsystem in your apartment/house with thermalcamera. The home inspector can easily detect any leak in concealed pipeline/fixture before whichcan cause extensive damage in your apartment/house after you take the possession
Overload and Hot/Lose ElectricalConnection:
Hot/loose and overloaded wires/circuits can cause overheating and short circuits in the electric system of the new/old apartment. At the time of home possession, If electrical issues are left unchecked that can cause overheating and melt connections in your electric system that can cause a fire in your apartment/house. A home inspector who is equipped with a thermal camera can detect the loose connections and overheating circuits of the electric system, which can save any old/new apartment/house from electric fire. By doing a pre-possession inspection of your apartment/flat through a home inspector can save your apartment/house from electric fire after possession.
Additionally, we also detected the following issues using the thermal camera at the time of the home inspection of the apartment/house.