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Utilize Our Expertise to Take the Stress out of Buying a Home With a Complete Home Inspection

Buying a home is probably the largest investment you’ll ever make.

How can you know exactly what you’re buying?

A home inspection, from a trusted home inspector, could save you thousands of dollars by uncovering potential issues with the home — before they become your problem.

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Have Questions?

For questions regarding your inspection or services we provide, feel free to give us a call or email us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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Sample Report

See what you’ll be getting with a sample home inspection report. Our reports are detailed, easy to read, and include photos.

What Is Thermal Imaging?

Thermal imaging, also called an infrared home inspection, uses a special infrared camera to detect differences in temperature across a surface. Thermal imaging is incredibly effective because it allows us to see problems that are difficult or impossible to see with the naked eye. Problems that would go unnoticed in a normal home inspection. Using the equipment and interpreting the data requires a properly trained and certified inspector.

We can find problems before you can see them, when they’re significantly less expensive to fix. By the time you can see the problem yourself, the damage would be much more extensive. Thermal imaging is especially useful for discovering the following problems:

  • Moisture problems: plumbing leaks, roof leaks, moisture penetration in the foundation
  • Fire hazards: electrical panels and other components that may experience overheating
  • Energy loss: poor or missing insulation, poor construction, design flaws, windows, doors

Costly Energy Loss

An inefficient home means a constant drain on your wallet. Energy loss can occur due to poor or missing insulation, poor construction, or even flaws in the home’s design. We’ll check for indications of energy loss through walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, the attic, and more. We also check for damaged or malfunctioning radiant heating, if present. We’ll make sure your home isn’t needlessly burning through cash.

Moisture Issues

Thermal imaging is one of the most effective methods for detecting moisture problems. We can often find thermal evidence of moisture penetration from the roof or basement, as well as plumbing leaks, before they’ve caused enough damage to be visible to the naked eye. Since thermal imaging does not detect moisture directly, we use a moisture meter for verification.

Hot Spots & Fire Hazards

Naturally, thermal imaging is very effective for finding hot spots inside a home. These can range from electrical issues to insulation problems or dangerously hot pipes (which pose a burn risk to children). Electrical problems are of particular concern, as they indicate a wiring problem of an overloaded component, which poses a major fire risk.

Thermal (Infrared) Imaging For Home Inspections in Baltimore and Surrounding Areas

Old Line Home Inspections provides pre-purchase home inspections in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County — including the communities of Baltimore, Frederick, Westminster, Mount Airy, Sykesville, Marriottsville, New Market, Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Columbia, Ellicott City, and Laurel. Not sure if that’s you? Give us a call at (410) 236-3027 or send us an email.

Gain peace of mind with your investment and ease the process of buying your new home. Schedule an inspection or get in touch with us at (410) 236-3027.