Infrared, Good for more than just home insection

Home Inspector with A-Z Tech Home Inspections, Inc.

Pipes in the floor.  It can be very useful if you need to drill or cut the floor for renovation.


Heationg pipes in the floor

Ceiling looks normal


But there was a broken pipe in the ceiling of this foreclosed home.  A few minutes later it started to rain in the living room.  ;-)  If you have a leak and are unsure of the source.  A trained thomographer can be a big help.

Broken pipe

Many more to follow.



Comments (5)

Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato

Wow the naked eye can't see this. This is a great tool to use Bruce.

Nov 13, 2008 05:22 AM
Gail MacMillan
Titusville, FL

Bruce - that is so cool.  I've only had 2 or 3 inspections where infrared was used, but I wasn't shown anything like's pretty amazing!

Gail MacMillan Titusville Fl Real Estate

Nov 19, 2008 02:18 AM
Bruce Thomas
A-Z Tech Home Inspections, Inc. - Greensburg, PA


It can do a lot but the user has to be trained to know what they are looking at. 

Thanks for your reply.

Nov 19, 2008 02:51 AM
Steve Lawson
Pillar To Post - Professional Home inspections - Barrie, ON

Bruce - I've been toying with the idea of infra red inspections for a while but can't get my head around how to market them. I don't want to use it in a home inspection because you lose the whole "visual inspection" limitation. Any thoughts?

Jan 20, 2009 12:45 PM
Bruce Thomas
A-Z Tech Home Inspections, Inc. - Greensburg, PA


go to .  I have been using IR for about 4 years and use it on every inspection I do.  I disagree that you lose the "Visual Inspection"  It's still visual.  There are a lot of other uses too.  Do a market study in your area and see what you come up with.

Jan 21, 2009 12:03 AM