Infrared

We have invested heavily in the tools and equipment that will make our inspections more thorough and precise. We use infrared cameras to help us locate issues that may not be visible.

Thermography is the use of an infrared imaging and measurement camera to "see" and "measure" thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal or infrared energy is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye. It is part of the electromagnetic spectrum that humans perceive as heat. Unlike visible light, in the infrared world, everything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat. Absolute zero is 1° on the Kelvin scale or -459.67° Fahrenheit. That means that even an object that is -450°F emits heat!

The use of an infrared camera allows us to quickly scan the interior of a structure and detect moisture that is not visible to the naked eye. For example, a building material (drywall, plaster, drop ceiling tiles, insulation) that is damp or wet has a lower temperature than one that is not wet. The infrared camera measures the surface temperature of the building material and produces an image that shows us which areas are wet and which areas are dry. The use of an infrared camera is invaluable in scanning the interior ceilings of a structure. A 50,000 SF open warehouse ceiling can be scanned in a matter of minutes. The camera allows us to store the images and insert them into the inspection report.

Every inspector at Pelican Property Inspections is equipped with an infrared camera. These cameras are just one of many reasons to trust us with your inspection needs.