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During a home inspection today, I got my first call of the Pre-Winter Season for a Roof Snow Melt System. I immediately started thinking about my new Ski's that I can't wait to break in at Snow Basin. The snow is not far away! Radiant heating and snow-melt systems are more popular than ever in Utah. Finding a company to install a new system can be easy but finding someone to provide and affordable and extremely accurate inspection WITHOUT trying to sell (0 comments)
Infrared Technology used during a home inspection allows the most in-depth and advanced home inspection available. The public is quickly catching on to the amazing benefits provided by an Infrared Inspection. Once a home buyer uses an Infrared Home Inspector there is little to know chance of them ever returning to the "peek an poke" flashlight inspection.
Infrared Home Inspections are the same cost of a flashlight inspection yet offer nearly double the benefits. We are seeing many home inspectors holding back on buying infrared cameras due to the substantial (0 comments)
Ask Your Home Inspector About Your Indoor Air Quality - 08/27/10 08:09 AM
Ask Your Home Inspector About Your Indoor Air Quality. While preforming home inspections in Utah we commonly identify things that can't be seen with the naked eye by use of Infrared Cameras and Air Sampling Pumps. A home inspection is one service you absolutley shouldn't seek out the best price over the quality of inspection. Power Check Infrared Home Inspections is Certified by The International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants. The average American spends over 90% of their life inside closed doors. It's important to use a home inspector that's trained to identify possible air quality issues such as mold, (0 comments)
The Utah Home Buyers How To Inspect Your Own Air Conditioning Unit Guide, by Power Check Infrared Home Inspections - 08/25/10 01:52 PM
The Utah Home Buyers How To Inspect Your Own Air Conditioning Unit Guide, by Power Check Infrared Home Inspections Lets face it, many folks are trying to get by with saving every dollar possible. As a home inspector, I reccommend people have their air conditioning units inspected before every summer season. I realize few if any people are really going to actually pay to have something inspected when it's not broke. That would be like someone taking their car to a shop when it's running perfect and asking the mechanic if he can find something wrong with it. The fact is (0 comments)
Get To Know Your Air Flow - 08/25/10 12:52 AM
This is a common energy efficieny and HVAC issue we see during Utah Home Inspections. Sometimes home inspectors just assume home-buyers know common home maintenance issues but often times they don't. At Power Check Infrared Home Inspections we try to take the extra time to educate home buyers, especially first time home buyers, on gerneral home maintenace issues. A home inspection can be far more than a defect recoginition report for a home buyer. Often times a home inspection can be the best time for a home buyer to learn all the needed information to keep their new home running efficiently (1 comments)
They say a painter never paints his own home, plumbers usually have a running toilet or leaking faucet, and a carpet cleaner usually has dirty carpet. I can definitely see how many these thoughts could be true. I guess this could be viewed as one of those "get the log out of your own eye before trying to help someone get the twig out of their eye" As a home Inspector, I spend everyday identifying, explaining, and recommending options for people to implement concerning home maintenance and yet I've failed (1 comments)
According to The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, more than 2 million decks are built and replaced each year in North America. InterNACHI estimates that of the 45 million existing decks, ONLY 40% are completely safe. One of the most common defects I see during Utah deck inspections is wood-to-ground contact(shown below) causing rot and deterioration.
Another deck defect that appears to be common with Utah home inspections is improper attachment or anchoring to the home(shown below). This deck is simply nailed to the (0 comments)
I recently had a client call me to do a garage inspection after he had another home inspection company perform his home inspection. The client was very unsatisfied due to the fact that his prior inspection service didn't include the garage inspection since it wasn't directly connected to the home. Some home inspection companies consider the garage as an additional building with a usual $75+ inspection fee if the garage isn't directly attached to the home. All Power Check Infrared Home and Building Inspections include the garage inspection as (3 comments)
Notice the four nails (in a row) penetrating the floor sheathing and completely missing the floor joist.
This builder was either terrible at his job, drunk, or just didn't care. During this Layton, Utah Home Inspection I found about 30-40% of all the floor sheathing nails to be completely ineffective and serving no purpose. If you live in a Layton Utah home and your floor squeaks in nearly every room than you may be a victim of this drunk construction worker, haha. (7 comments)
Ogden Utah Hot Springs Infrared Inspection - 08/16/10 06:48 AM
Ogden Utah Hot Springs Infrared Inspection When we're (Power Check Infrared Home Inspections) not providing Infrared Home Inspections, we always seem to find other cool uses for our high resoloution FLIR infrared cameras. I stopped by our local hot springs located in the Ogden Canyon to take a few infrared images.
As you can see, some of my fellow Ogden citizens had beaten me to the most popular spot
That was perfectly alright though because my Infrared Camera lead me to numerous other hot springs located all along the banks of (5 comments)
Living in the Eden, Powder Mountain, Pineview Reservoir Utah area is what most would consider living in paradise. The summer days can be spent golfing, water skiing, hiking, listening to concerts at the ski resorts, fishing, and on an on.
Winter days can be spent sking some of the greatest powder on earth, snow-mobiling, ice fishing, sledding, or just being lazy while viewing some of the most beautiful scenery in America.
A home inspector using infrared technology can provide a far more advanced and comprehensice HVAC analysis than a non-infrared home inspector.
Below are a few common HVAC items that infrared home inspectors can easily and immediately identify during an infrared home inspection Notice The 30.6 Degree Frozen Refrigerant Line Unit Needs Servicing
Notice The 44.9 Degree Non-Frozen Refrigerant Line Unit Checks Good
121 Degree Heat Output 54.5 Degree Cold Air Output
Notice the uneven pattern indicating cold air duct leaks
Notice the even pattern indicating NO (0 comments)
As You Can See, Mold Can Easily Be Cleaned Up, Covered Up, Or Hidden From The Naked Eye. Infrared Cameras Allow Us To Provide a Much More In-depth Analysis Than A Flashlight.
Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce. Mold spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting whatever they are growing on in order to survive. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, (2 comments)
Luckily This Ogden Utah Home Inspection Was Done By An Infrared Home Inspector - 08/12/10 03:50 AM
Luckily This Ogden Utah Home Inspection Was Done By An Infrared Home Inspector. While doing a home inspection on this bank owned property in Ogden, Utah, my infrared camera noticed something my eye's couldn't see. In about 1/3 of homes inspections we (Power Check Infrared Home Inspections) find something that would most likely go undetected without an infrared inspection. Infrared Home Inspections are continually proving to be one of the most vauable compnents in a real estate transaction. Infrared Home Inspections provide the buyer, seller, and agent with all the information needed to make an educated and confident real estate transaction. (0 comments)
Utah Infrared Home Inspectors Provide The Most Quality Home Inspections Available - 08/07/10 05:25 AM
Utah Infrared Home Inspectors Provide The Most Quality Home Inspections Available Having a quality Home Inspection can often save you a bundle. Your home inspector is one of the few people hired to inform and educate you on the condition of your home WITHOUT any intentions of trying to sell you something. Just like when we take our cars in for a check up, we generally expect to hear what our car "really needs". A qualified tradesmen can nearly always find something your home "really needs". By having a comprehensive Infrared Home Inspection, you can easily determine if your home (0 comments)
I still say yes for the most part, but I'm beginning to wonder just how much longer I'll feel that way. Technology such as Thermal Imaging has proven to be a huge asset to the military, law enforcement, and home owners. As an infrared home inspector I am continually amazed with the abilities of Infrared Technology.
Many different forms of technology such as imaging devices, recording devices, listening devices etc.., are becoming more advanced while at the same time becoming less expensive. In 10 years will our iphones have audio (0 comments)
Home Repair Rip-Offs Being Avoided by Home Inspections - 08/01/10 02:39 PM
Home Repair Rip-Offs Being Avoided by Home Inspections Having a quality Home Inspection can often save you a bundle. Your home inspector is one of the few people hired to inform and educate you on the condition of your home WITHOUT any intentions of trying to sell you something. Just like when we take our cars in for a check up, we generally expect to hear what our car "really needs". A qualified tradesmen can nearly always find something your home "really needs". By having a comprehensive Infrared Home Inspection, you can easily determine if your home "really needs" repair or (0 comments)
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