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Can you tell me how to  find, how to find a roof leak……

While most people complain about our recent downpours they have been providing me with much-needed rain to make leaks light up.  One of the biggest benefits having a thermal image camera is the ability to see things you can’t see with your visual senses.  A recent inspection on a home on Sesame Street and no I don’t need you to tell me how to get there, I found a leak that wasn’t showing through the finished surfaces yet…

Although advanced in age the surface of the roof did appear to be satisfactory.  On initial scans from the kitchen and family room there did appear to be an interesting cool spot in the family room and upon further investigation this cool spot did in fact turn out to be a current wet spot. This was roof leak.

Although no Big bird or other Muppets could be noted during my investigation, I did provide some much-needed information for my clients.   Thermal Imaging again proved its value and ensured my client’s home would be a safe and dry place to live




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  1. Michael Collins 06/01/2010 05:40 AM
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Jim, I have just begun to hear about thermal imaging and its use in home inspections. Your post makes its value very compelling. Thanks!

May 31, 2010 03:18 AM #1
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I have been saying for years that in a couple of years nobody will want a home inspection without thermal imaging.  While I have been wrong, for years, this kind of post shows people just how powerful the tool is!  It is the best and most accurate arrow in my quiver.

Jun 01, 2010 08:12 AM #2
Michael Collins
*ROCK REALTY|Broker|Realtor|Real Estate|WI Short Sale Agent* - Janesville, WI
CDPE, SFR , Wisconsin Short Sale Specialist Realto

With fun pictures like that, I had to reblog :)  Thanks for the info!

Jun 02, 2010 03:07 AM #3
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I know of only one inspector in my neck of the woods offering thermal imaging, and it's not me. Here in the desert, we just don't have a demand for it, and without the demand, we can't justify the expense for the thermal image camera.

RainCamp San Diego - August 5, 2010

Jun 24, 2010 12:09 PM #4
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

In Oregon this is more than a valuable service, it is imperative to get done. Especially this year, we had way, way to much rain!

Jul 22, 2010 05:34 PM #5
Kathryn Acciari
Century 21 Real Estate - Shrewsbury, MA
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Jim, this is such amazing technology.  Great for buyers who may be at the hands of a paint-over seller.  Very cool!

Aug 25, 2010 01:20 AM #6
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