Thermal Imaging

Are you getting the whole picture?  Bright Future Inspections provides thermal imaging with every standard home inspection.  Thermal imaging is the technique of using a special camera to detect the heat signatures of objects in your potential home.  Using a thermal imaging camera, we can detect potential electrical issues, moisture intrusion, issues with the heating and cooling system and energy loss.  Thermal imaging can detect things things that our naked eyes cannot, like a sixth sense.  Here’s an example from a recent inspection:

Thermal Image - Living RoomThe cross hair on the thermal image above is pointing to a cold spot on the ceiling of a living room.  After using a moisture meter, it was discovered the spot on the ceiling was cold because it was wet.  This wet spot was not visible with the naked eye.  Thermal imaging proved the funny shingles over the back porch were more serious of an issue than originally thought.

Funny Shingles

This technology is standard issue from Bright Future Inspections.  Thermal imaging isn’t just for the movie Predator anymore.  It’s for your home inspection!

Call (or text) today to schedule your inspection – 406.599.1421

Mid Century Electrical

Most houses built today have underground electrical services making them much safer than those installed installed in the 1950’s.  But overhead electrical services are still in service in many older homes.  It’s important to ensure these overhead services are maintained to ensure the safety of the occupants of these older homes.  That means, ensuring that electrical service conductors are at least 10 feet above any pedestrian areas and 18 feet over any vehicle driveways. Also, ensuring that water cannot get into the service entrance.

Seller’s Pre-listing Inspection

If you’re thinking of listing your home for sale, eventually your potential buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:

  • It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical and neutral third party.
  • It alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
  • It may alert you to items of immediate concern, such as radon gas.
  • It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that
    • Defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
    • There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy Permit.
    • You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself (if qualified).
  • It helps you to price your home realistically.
  • It may relieve potential buyers concerns and suspicions.
  • It may encourage the buyer to waive his/her inspection contingency.
  • It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.

Copies of the inspection report, along with receipts for any repairs, should be made available to potential buyers.

When you’re ready to list, let us know!  Contact Bright Future Inspections!