Infrared Thermal Imaging
With Infrared we can see the moisture in the walls. Without Infrared your inspector is blind.
Why is infrared thermal imaging so vital to your inspection?
As human beings, we are limited to seeing light only in the visible spectrum called white light. This is the light that bounces off everyday objects whether that light is being emitted by the sun or an artificial source such as a light bulb. Without assistance from technology, we are unable to see surface temperature variances, and it is the ability to see these variances that allows us to more-accurately identify potential, and immediate, problems in your home that would have otherwise been missed.
The unique aspect of seeing surface temperature variances is that such variances can be caused by issues that may lie below the surface of a floor, behind a wall, or above a ceiling - places that are "out of sight" and are thus out-of-mind. Also, surface temperature variances can be caused by airflow such as cold air seeping under a door or warm air leaking from central air ducts. The air itself changes the surface temperature of objects that come in contact with the air.
Surface temperatures can also be changed by living organisms such as mold, mildew and household pests. Because these organisms often thrive in places that cannot be seen by the naked eye (such as behind walls), the use of ITI technology allows us to pinpoint exactly where a problem area is in your home without the need for any immediate invasive damage to the structure of your home.
Finally, thermal imaging technology allows us to more-accurately identify damage to your home's electrical systems. By being able to pinpoint "hot spots" in fuse boxes and household wiring, we can provide you and your electrician with detailed imagery that will help the electrician to identify defects and make repairs more quickly to save you money.
In short, ITI technology is purposefully designed to provide you with a level of service that increases the speed by which many household problems can be identified, reduces the collateral damage required to fix those problems, increases the accuracy rate of correctly identifying problems, and helps you to catch small problems sooner so that do not become an expensive or unmanageable problem that can affect your family's health or your financial well-being.
What is infrared thermal imaging?
Because everything has a surface temperature, ITI technology allows us to see the variances in those surface temperatures. The variances are represented by different color tones with the color black representing the coldest temperatures and the color white representing the hottest temperatures. Any color in the red, orange and yellow hues represents warmth while color in the green, purple and blue hues represents cooler temperatures.
Your inspector, Ron Bibler, is licensed (#OPR7627) by the State of California under the Department of Consumers Affairs. by the Structural Pest Control Board and is an Expert in the areas of Moisture Detection/Intrusion/Fungus Infection/WDO. Ron is a Level 1 ASNT Certified Thermographer (American Society for Nondestructive Testing).
Excellence Exterminating has pioneered new system of building damage assessment FLIR BX320 and FLIR B2 (patent pending). Along with our state of the art FLIR Infrared Cameras we use modern up-to-date testing equipment, TRAMEX and Delmhorst moisture meters and Ridge Probing Snake Cameras. With these technologies we can provide you with Information to document areas of concerns. No need to drill holes for the original inspection. A.S.N.T.