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Available throughout South Florida, Apex One Home Inspections provides clear and professional reports generated within 24 hours of inspection completion. A digital copy will be sent directly to you along with digital colored photographs.

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Infrared Thermal Imaging

An infrared inspection can identify and document moisture intrusion, energy loss, and even unexpected hot spots.

In terms of energy loss, an IR camera can detect:
Heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and  doors; 
Damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems; 
Air-conditioner compressor leaks; 
Under-fastening and/or missing framing members, and other structural defects that can lead to energy loss; and broken seals in double-paned windows.

In terms of detecting moisture intrusion, an IR camera can locate:

Plumbing leaks;
Hidden roof leaks before they cause serious damage;
Missing, damaged and/or wet insulation; and
Water and moisture intrusion around penetrations and at the foundation and building envelope that could lead to structural damage and mold.

IR cameras are equally effective at locating hot spots in the home, including:

Circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement;
Overloaded and undersized circuits;
Overheated electrical equipment and components;  and
Electrical faults before they cause a fire.

Additionally, based on the color gradients that thermal images provide, an inspector can locate:

Possible pest infestation, as revealed by energy loss through shelter tubes left by boring wood-destroying insects;
The presence of intruders, such as rats, mice and other larger pests hiding within the structure and detected because of their heat signature that the IR camera captures; and
dangerous flue leaks, which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning of the home’s residents.
Standard Images with Infrared Images

The report is user-friendly. The Inspector  provides standard digital images side by side with your IR images.  This gives clients an accurate point of reference for the IR data, which is essential for mapping out improvements and repairs