‘Bee Prepared’- Thermal Imaging

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.

Thermal Imaging and Home Inspections

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.