Thermal imaging Is quickly becoming one of my most important tools as a home inspector. It has helped me to find problems on homes that otherwise would have been completely unnoticed. A few weeks ago, I discovered a beehive in the wall of a home that otherwise would have been completely invisible. Here is a video explaining the discovery and showing the removal of the bees.
What exactly is an infrared camera and what does it do? Infrared is part of the non-visible wavelength of light. Heat creates infrared energy. So basically, an infrared camera is a camera that can see heat (and cold). Infrared cameras, or thermal imaging, sees heat differences, and these heat differences are often clues to hidden problems.