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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains How Infrared Works

September 22nd, 2011 · No Comments


Infrared actually means “below red”  in the color or wavelength spectrum.  You see everything reflects or gives off wavelengths and infrared captures those in the way of temperature.  So basically the infrared camera measures the surface temperatures of thing.  While reading these temparatures it shows on the camera in a color gradient according to the temperature.  When the temperature changes rapidly evrything tries to get to the new temperature.  It adjusts to this new temperature at different rates though and this is where the infrared camera comes in really handy.  You see moisure takes quite a bit longer to adjust to this new teperature like you see in this picture of the hot tub.  You can see this in wall too under the right circumstances.  The infrared can see moisture and missing insulation.  The infrared camera can not see everything but it can see much more than the naked eye.

Preston Sandlin and Home Inspection Carolina have providing thorough quality home inspections in the Charlotte NC area for over 15 years.  Preston has a masters’ degree in Education and has taught Home Inspection classes for years.  He also is a certified infrared thermographer.  Home Inspection Carolina has  been on TV many times and has a Charlotte Home Inspector radio show .  So you are in need of a home inspection in Charlotte NC, Gastonia NC, Weddington NC, Mooresville NC, Fort Mill SC or Rock Hill SC call Home Inspection Carolina (704) 542-6575.


Preston Sandlin

Home Inspection Carolina

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