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St. Louis Thermal Technology

St. Louis Home Inspections

I carry a thermal camera as a standard tool only. I use the camera at my discretion and if the client desires a full scan of the home additional charges will apply. In addition, thermal technology is not x-ray vision. I cannot actually see inside the wall. In laymen's terms thermal cameras only displays surface temperature readings of solid objects and it greatly depends on how much emissivity the object has.

The emissivity of a material is the relative ability of its surface to emit energy by radiation. In addition the camera relies heavily on what's called Delta T. Delta T is the change in temperatures over a given time period. The formula for Delta T is the final temperature minus the initial temperature. Better Delta T and emissivity, clearer the image. Another thing to keep in mind is I use a Fluke TIR which is a great camera for home inspections but there are very expensive much higher resolution camera's on the market that has the ability to bring out anomalies my camera "may not".

Basically Thermal scanning is not a 100% guarantee that defects will be found regardless the camera a inspector is using. If a inspector tells you otherwise I would ask them to back up their claim. To many variables exist. What is promised is a tool that "may" greatly enhance the clients inspection thus possibly saving the client money a typical inspector without the camera would of never found.

In addition, I always confirm moisture problems found with my thermal camera by using a professional moisture meter. I do not evaluate insulation performance issues or provide energy loss or performance related data with a general home inspection. The camera alone is not sufficient enough to provide a complete energy audit analysis. Many home inspectors in and around St. Louis do not offer this level of service and stand alone thermagraphers charge big dollars for a full scan of a home and never a level of service I do for "FREE".

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  • Infrared Thermal Imaging

    Thermal (InfraRed) Scans

    At no cost to our clients, STL Home Inspection Services may utilize at our discretion a thermal camera as a tool which may detect defects not visible to the naked eye.

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