Recently we’ve been asked by clients to review their homes for ways to save energy, air infiltration, along with moisture and mold problems, then give suggestions as to how to fix the problems. There is only so much you can accomplish when standing in a building for the first time and looking around for any visible problems since there is a lot that can be missed.
To give us an advantage in assessing the issues, we’ve started using an infrared camera to quickly identify the problem areas and give us an idea exactly how bad the problem might be. As much as I’d like to tell you the camera is the perfect solution and that everyone should have one, you can’t rely on the images alone. There has to be knowledge of the building science behind what is happening.
We’re excited to have this amazing tool in our hands and look forward to continuing to use it as a resource for our clients!