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Thermal Imaging Averts A Potentially Dangerous Dryer Fire
Thermal imaging averts a potential dangerous dryer fire.
Mighty Mo does it again! He loves his job.
I do a lot of One-Year Warranty Inspections.
They are the last time a buyer has a chance to have the builder address anything wrong with the house.
During those inspections the report needs to be very specific. And they are extremely helpful inspections.
One very important thing I do is sweep the house with a thermal camera.
That is the only way we can see the quality of the insulation behind the drywall, and any other of a myriad of things a thermal camera can detect.
This family had dried a load of clothing about an hour prior to my inspection. Yet the wall and ceiling above the dryer was still very warm. I wondered why. From the outside I had already looked at the dryer vent opening to see if it was clogged. It was very clean.
So I had them run the dryer for about 10 minutes before looking at the wall again.
The same location looked much warmer!
There is a reason for that. It tells me heat is not escaping. Somewhere there is a clog, and it isn't on ... more
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