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Welcome to my Infrared web site! My name is David Valley and I want to thank you for your interest in Massachusetts Infrared (Thermal) Inspections. As part of my on-going commitment to reliability for my Home Inspection clients, I am now offering a valuable preventive and predictive maintenance option called…Infrared Inspections, also known as Thermal Imaging. This outstanding technology gives me the ability to actually observe what’s going on behind those finished walls and ceilings of your existing or prospective home?

 

THIS IS HOW INFRARED IMAGING WILL PERFORM IN YOUR HOME

My IR camera will detect both hot and cold temperatures as seen here

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Thermal imaging (IR) is highly advanced technology that was originally developed by our high tech military for use in enhancing night vision in advanced weapons systems during the Korean War. It was used extensively by our ground forces for general theater scanning, target acquisition and sighting enemy objects in the midst of darkness.

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This truly amazing camera technology is so astonishing, that it is now slowly migrating into the residential and commercial inspection field. Thermal Imaging is quite possibly, the most important technology to be utilized in the Residential and Commercial inspection profession today. In the hands of Certified, Trained and Experienced Thermographer's (such as myself), an infrared camera allows me to detect hidden issues behind finished surfaces of any building by evaluating the camera’s images and temperature readings and then interpreting these readings directly to you.

Everything from faulty wiring (whether it is in the wall or exposed), to the presence of concealed Termites, concealed wet or missing insulation and even Mold build-up will affect the surrounding temperature of a surface. Heat-sensitive photography (IR) can reveal these and many other serious issues that cannot be seen by the naked eye or with conventional or digital photography. My infrared camera enables me to detect extremely small but crucial heat patterns from one area of a structure to another. Even though thermal anomalies are invisible to the eye, temperature variations will clearly show up on my infrared camera’s view screen as “cold” or “hot” spots. These spots will contain color variations along with excessive temperature differentials if hidden issues are lurking behind surfaces of your building. The spectrum's of light will allow me to analyze what’s going on in specific areas throughout your building. As you and I walk through your building, I will be pointing out any areas of concern and then interpreting my IR camera readings directly to you. These readings and images will be "saved" for insertion into your final Infrared Report. This IR report will be your blueprint to energy savings.

Without utilizing my infrared camera, there may be hidden defects that can normally go undetected in the course of my standard visual inspection. Infrared cameras are the latest technology that is being used today for fast, reliable, and accurate building diagnosis in the entire range of building problems. It is now recognized as the most effective and least intrusive of all building diagnostic procedures. Thermal imaging allows me to easily locate an array of hidden building conditions with astonishing speed and accuracy.

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I have had MassSave energy audits at my house in the past, but for some reason, there were still a few droughts that couldn't be identified. I am a real estate broker and have come to know the excellence and professionalism that Dave Valley brings to home inspections. When I learned that Dave also does thermal imaging audits, I thought that it would be a really good idea to hire him to do an infrared thermal imaging inspection. The findings from the thermal imaging inspection and the report that Dave created allowed me to see exactly what areas did not have insulation and this has enabled me to start tackling the remaining droughts in the house.

The major location where there was no insulation was on the flat roof above my roughly 400 square foot kitchen. All heat would just disappear through the flat roof above the kitchen. It was quite revealing and I never would have had this level of insight through thermal eyes without hiring Dave to do a thermal inspection with his infrared camera. Granted, it was difficult to follow up on Dave's recommendation "just rip out the kitchen ceiling and spray foam the entire roof and ridge line." I thought "ok, sure .. ugh!". I tackled this project though and thoroughly spray foamed the entire kitchen roof. The difference is incredibly measurable.

Now, to tackle several of the other locations identified in Dave's thermal imaging report. I highly recommend to hire Dave Valley to do a thermal imaging inspection and report for your home "prior" to doing an MassSave energy audit. The imaging report will help you immensely in pointing out your insulation needs and keeping the heat inside in winter and the cool inside in summer.

Warm regards,

~Willard


   
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