Home Inspection Services Tampa FL

Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging in Tampa FL

Thermal (infrared) imaging is a technology that allows Beryl to show you things that can’t be shown using other inspection methods. Thermal imaging, or infrared thermography, produces images of invisible heat energy emitted from objects and systems and allows us to measure it through non-invasive means. Beryl’s thermal imaging analysis provides an invaluable tool to identify and locate these problems. Identification is the first step in problem solving.

There are three principles of thermal imaging. The first principle of thermal imaging is that many components heat up before they fail. Second, all objects emit thermal radiation in the infrared spectrum that is not seen by the human eye. Third, thermal imaging cameras convert the radiation to crisp images from which temperatures can be read.

The Importance of Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging cameras do not require light to produce images, and can see hot spots well before excessive heat or loss of insulation leads to failure. Beryl’s trained professionals can use these cameras to diagnose the problem rather than merely identify symptoms and can sometimes, but not always, identify and document:

  • Electrical faults before they cause a fire;
  • Overloaded and undersized circuits;
  • Circuit breakers in need of immediate replacement;
  • Missing, damaged, and/or wet insulation;
  • Heat loss and air infiltration in walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, water;
  • Moisture intrusion that could lead to mold;
  • Possible pest infestation;
  • Hidden roof leaks, before they cause serious damage;
  • Air conditioner compressor leaks;
  • Under fastening and/or missing framing members;

Thermal Bridging - Lack of Insulation

Thermal Bridging – Lack of Insulation

  • Structural defects;
  • Broken seals in double pane windows;
  • Energy loss and efficiency;
  • Dangerous flue leaks;
  • Damaged and/or malfunctioning radiant heating systems;
  • Unknown plumbing leaks;
  • Cracks and Water Ingress into Asphalt Roads; and
  • Overheated equipment.

Facilities can develop faults which cannot be seen by the naked eye, but with a trained Beryl professional using a thermal imaging camera these problems become easier to identify. Predictive maintenance helps with the cost avoidance of a failure causing an unscheduled shut-down. Unscheduled shut-downs may happen if the faults go undetected too long.

Water Damaged Wall

Water Damaged Wall

Electrical Gear Predictive Maintenance

  • Loose Connections;
  • Fuse Inspection;
  • Bus Bar Corrosion; and
  • Overloaded Fuses.

Mechanical Equipment Predictive Maintenance:

  • Detecting Heat Transfer and Heat Loss;
  • Verification of Insulation and Temperature Gradients;
  • Solid Buildups in Transfer Piping;
  • Leaks in Transfer Pipes;
  • Breakdown of Transfer Pipe Lining;
  • Failing Shaft Bearings;
  • Failing Roller Bearings;
  • Failing Fan Motors;
  • Flare Monitoring;  and
  • Hot Spot Detection.

Verified InterNACHI Inspector

The colorful infrared images can then be included in the inspection report providing supporting documentation to the report. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Beryl’s principal is both a verifiable member of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors and an Infrared-Certified Professional.

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John Foster, MBA
John Foster, MBA
2021-08-09
Competent, methodical and clear in his assessment
Mary K
Mary K
2021-07-19
OMGOSH! The BEST customer service EVER! From my first phone call, to getting my report, everyone was nothing but friendly and helpful. I want to especially thank Kimberly and Scott. Kimberly was so helpful when answering the phone, answering questions, and guiding me through the process. Scott was also friendly and informative, and did a thorough job on inspection. Kudos to this company for treating customers like they matter!
Nick Saunders
Nick Saunders
2021-05-28
John did a really thorough inspection on a home we recently closed on. He did a fantastic job walking us through the house during the inspection going into detail on his findings. I would definitely recommend him and Beryl Engineering.
Danielle Carvajal
Danielle Carvajal
2021-05-18
As a home buyer in such a competitive market I felt confident that I had a very thorough inspection done. My inspector found several issues with the house that I would have had no idea about. My report was done in a timely manor it was clear and easy to read. It came with pictures of items that needed repaired and I was able to go back to the contractor with exactly what needed to be fixed. I would give 20 stars if I could
Robin Harris
Robin Harris
2021-05-13
I needed a roof inspection to clear an open permit from 2005. Beryl promptly provided the service and report I needed for the City of St Pete. Great communication during a very stressful time!
Torn Wordo
Torn Wordo
2021-05-07
Needed help clearing an open permit and they provided inspection services and a letter to help close the permit. All done within days of me calling. Recommend!
Hilary Grulke
Hilary Grulke
2021-04-27
James Holland inspected the new roof that was replaced as part of the inspection on our recently purchased home. He was on time and thorough in his inspection. I recommend Beryl Project Engineering. They communicated well and we are overall pleased with the company.