What is a HomeXraySM?
A HomeXraySM is not really an X-ray. It's a scan of your home using a special infrared thermal imaging camera. This infrared (IR) camera detects very small temperature variations in your home’s components, even in hidden areas such as behind the walls, above the ceiling and beneath the floors. These very minor temperature differences often reveal ‘invisible’ problems which cannot be seen with the naked eye, and would not be found with just a traditional home inspection. Some people refer to this technology as "seeing through walls" or "X-ray Vision". While neither of these analogies are technically correct, in many cases a HomeXraySM can help the Inspector "see" problems that would otherwise not be visible.
Why do I need a HomeXraySM?
A HomeXraySM takes your home inspection to the next level! While a good home inspector can detect a wide variety of problems without "seeing inside the walls", a standard home inspection has limitations because it's a visual inspection. A HomeXraySM is an inexpensive, non-invasive and non-destructive method of finding hidden problems that would otherwise go undetected. Often times, a HomeXraySM can find a problem in its early stages before there are visible symptoms, making it easier and less expensive to repair. Much like a medical x-ray can help a doctor to diagnose a problem inside your body without doing exploratory surgery, a HomeXraySM is a quick and painless way to find certain types of problems that can be hidden within your home’s walls, floors and ceilings. But even a HomeXraySM has limitations, and it takes much more than a special IR camera to "see through walls". Just like it takes a trained Radiologist to properly interpret your medical x-ray, it takes a trained Thermographer to properly interpret your HomeXraySM. Rest assured that when you order a HomeXraySM from Homewerx, your Inspector is also a trained, experienced and Certified Thermographer.
The U.S. Dept. of Energy recommends having an infrared scan done before purchasing a home because even new houses can have defects in their thermal envelopes.
This HomeXraySM of a ceiling reveals an area with no insulation.
What types of problems can a HomeXraySM reveal?
A HomeXraySM can find several different types of hidden problems, including:
- Plumbing leaks, moisture intrusion and water damage
- Missing insulation and energy loss
- Heating, cooling and ventilation problems (HVAC), including ductwork leaks
- Roof leaks, structural issues and foundation cracks
- Faulty wiring, breakers and fuses
- Pests such as termites, rats and mice
Is a HomeXraySM part of a Home Inspection?
A HomeXraySM is not included with your home inspection - it's an additional service. You can order a HomeXraySM by itself, or with a home inspection. You may also choose to have a HomeXraySM of your entire house, or we can do a HomeXraySM of one specific area where you suspect a problem. It's up to you! Of course, you can save money when you order both a home inspection and a HomeXraySM at the same time!
Do I get a report with my HomeXraySM?
Yes! The Inspector also prepares a comprehensive, typewritten report which explains the results of your HomeXraySM and includes several color photos. The report is EASY-TO-READ and understand and contains maintenance advice plus other helpful homeowner information. Reports are usually emailed the next day, but can also be delivered by fax or regular mail.
How much does a HomeXraySM cost?
The price of a HomeXraySM depends on several factors: the size of your home, whether you want a HomeXraySM of the entire house or just a certain area, and whether you order your HomeXraySM with a home inspection or by itself. But for a limited time, when you order a home inspection from Homewerx, you can get a HomeXraySM for an additional fee of:
This is an introductory offer only and won't last long... so HURRY!
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*IMPORTANT NOTE: $149 HomeXraySM offer is good only on homes that are 3000 square feet or smaller, and requires the purchase of a Home Inspection at regular price. The HomeXraySM must be performed at the same time as the Home Inspection or additional trip charges may apply. No other discounts or offers may be used in conjunction with this offer. This price is offered for a limited time only and may end without notice.