Why First-Time Homebuyers Should Get an Infrared Inspection

Buying your first home can be as scary and overwhelming as it is exciting. The independence that comes with home ownership can quickly turn to stress when unexpected issues arise in your house. Home repairs can be a very costly way to enter into homeownership. No one wants to spend money on roof leaks when they could be furnishing their new pad. At Wall 2 Wall Inspections, we are here to help give you peace of mind when buying your first home. Many mortgage companies require home inspections to be completed before closing on the home, but an infrared inspection can detect problems that can be missed in standard inspections. 

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What Are Infrared Inspections?

An infrared inspection, also called a thermal imaging inspection, is designed to detect temperature variations in a property using thermal imaging technology. It can identify and document moisture intrusion, energy loss, and even unexpected hot spots. A thermal imaging inspection can reveal any small defects before they escalate into major crises. It will also detail how energy efficient a home is and how to increase its efficiency. Here are a couple of typical problems we find using the camera, which can save you a bundle of money.

  • Roofing leaks
  • Electrical faults
  • Structural defects
  • Air leaks in siding, windows, and ceilings
  • Moisture accumulation

Who Should You Call?

Being a first-time homebuyer is hard when you don’t know who you can trust. Since inspectors have varying qualifications, experience, reporting methods, and pricing, it can be difficult to decide which company is a good fit. Ultimately, the best way to select a business is to read its reviews and certifications. After all, the reputation of a good company will often precede itself.

For a quality home inspection in Santa Clara County or San Mateo County, you can rely on our team at Wall 2 Wall. You can find out more about our residential or specialty inspection services today by contacting us at (408) 905-9255, or schedule online anytime.

 

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