Smart home sellers do many things before they list their home. They:
- Find a great Real Estate Agent
- Spruce up and unclutter their home
- Get a Home Inspection
These 3 steps are vital for a smooth sale. Have a home inspection conducted a few months before listing date can save the seller lots of money and tons of heart ache. By moving the inspection to the beginning of the sales cycle, sellers are able to shorten the process by removing obstacles before they can interfere with a potential sale, as it can uncover some issues in the home that may be lurking in the attic, roof, heating and air conditioning system or in one of the many other systems within a house.
It’s a win- win for the seller and their agent, as there will be no surprises and they’ll be fewer issues to negotiate at the 11th hour. It is also a guide for the seller and agent when filling out the Seller Property Disclosure Statement (SPDS).
We work with many Realtors that advise their clients to have a pre-listing inspection. It’s smart advice that pays off.
For about a year now, Realtors and clients were asking us if we offered Infrared (thermal imaging) inspections. We wanted to take our time researching this, as we don’t just add services willly-nilly (we love that word!) What we found out is that thermal imaging is truly a step into the future of home inspection. One of the amazing inspectors on our team, Inspector Eric Brown was the first to become certified doing thermal imaging inspections. He traveled out of state to take an intensive course and was certified in spring of 2019. Currently 2 other inspectors on our team are going for the certification too.
Thermal imaging inspections are optional and will be included with the results of the inspection report.
So…what is an Infrared/Thermal imaging inspection?
Thermal Imaging helps discover potential home issues that would not normally be seen during a typical home inspection through the use of an infrared camera and specially trained home inspectors. Some of the attributes include:
Energy Efficiency – Missing, damaged, thin and displaced insulation shows up easily with the infrared camera with the potential for the homeowner to save thousands of dollars a year in electric costs.
Moisture Intrusion – Under specific circumstances, the inspector can locate water leaks behind or in walls, floors, ceilings and roof coverings. Finding a leak can easily save thousands of dollars in repairs and mold remediation costs.
Electrical – Thermal imaging can help locate defective or improperly installed breakers, switches, receptacles or other components before they overheat and cause a fire.
Limitations – The results of thermal imaging inspections are highly dependent on environmental factors such as weather, temperature, wind, humidity, and time of day.
For more information, and photos, please visit https://www.inspectionsaz.com/services/infrared-inspections/