Benefits of Infrared Scans During Atlanta Home Inspections- Detecting hot electrical outlets

FLIR(forward looking infrared) systems allow service industry inspectors, such as IHI Home Inspections, the opportunity to see a wide array of issues that cannot be detected by the naked eye.  Thermal cameras allow the inspector to capture images in real time. What this means is that any signifcant heat loss or gain is detected as it is occurring.  This is important because energy loss can be identified, documented, and reported, which can ultimately save homeowners money.

As this picture indicates, the electrical outlet signature is registering a hot spot. What this indicates is that the electrical circuit is allowing a large amount of electricity to flow through. This can lead to fuse overloads, power surges, or electrical shock. Most outlets are GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter). This protects people from being shocked. It is important to note, however, that the main circuit board/fuse box should be operating proficiently. If a GFCI is functioning properly it will monitor the amount of electrical current flowing from hot to neutral, and trip the circuits if there is an imbalance. Therefore, if FLIR indicates an outlet is running hot, there is an issue.     

Protecting a home from energy loss, water intrusion, overloaded circuits, and radiation spikes, FLIR systems allow a home inspector to provide a more detailed service to clients. Being able to pinpoint specific areas that need attention that would otherwise go unnoticed, is a benefit to hiring an inspection company that offers Thermal Imaging as part of their business services.


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Xtend & Climb Original Telescoping Ladders from the Atlanta Home Inspector

As a home inspector in Atlanta, we are all the time getting asked about the ladders that we show up on the Atlanta home inspection with.  We personally have been through several different kinds and currently the one listed directly below is our favorite.  We have also included several others just in case you don’t want or need a full 15 ft’ ladder. Product Description

Designed for both commercial contractors and home do-it-yourselfers, Xtend & Climb Professional Edition Telescoping Ladders are a sensible alternative to traditional bulky extension ladders. Lightweight and durable, these heavy-duty, time-saving ladders extend by the foot and feature ergonomic designs and locking tabs for smooth, safe operation. The styling and strength of the Professional Edition ladders will make them the most favored tool on the jobsite.

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Professional Edition Telescoping Ladders
At a Glance:

  • Heavy-duty telescoping ladder extends and locks by the foot
  • Red/green locking tab indicators for safe operation
  • No-Pinch Closure System; angled thumb release insures proper hand position
  • Closure strap and integrated handle for portability
  • Six-month warranty on parts and repair
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Xtend & Climb Professional Edition Telescoping Ladders

Extends and locks by the foot, easily adjusting to whatever height you need. View larger.

Extends and Locks by the Foot
Xtend & Climb Professional Edition Telescoping Ladders extend and lock by the foot, easily adjusting to whatever height is needed for your job. This comes in handy when you don’t want the hassle of lugging around a heavy extension ladder. Just carry your Xtend & Climb Professional Edition where you need it and simply open it up, rung by rung.Safe and Easy to Operate
Designed with safety in mind, each of these telescoping ladders features a No-Pinch Closure System, as well as red/green tab indicators that let you know when the rungs are locked into place and the ladder is safe to climb. An angled thumb release ensures proper hand positioning and the ergonomic design allows for smooth operation. In addition, each Professional Edition ladder has non-slip end caps that help keep it firmly in place.

Carry and Store Anywhere
Thanks to an integrated carrying handle and heavy-duty closure strap, the Xtend & Climb Professional Edition Telescoping Ladder can be taken anywhere, and it stores compactly in your garage or truck. For further convenience, a durable carry case is sold separately.

Constructed with Durable Materials
Made of Aerospace Engineered 6061 alloy with a Clean-Touch anodized finish, each heavy-duty Xtend & Climb Professional Edition ladder has rungs that are built tough to ensure sturdy footing. With larger duty ratings than the original Xtend & Climb ladders, the Professional Edition ladders can withstand even the most demanding jobs.

Each Xtend & Climb Professional Edition Telescoping Ladder is backed by a six-month warranty on parts and repair.