Infrared Thermography Inspections in Santa Clarita

Infrared Thermography Inspections in Santa Clarita

If you live in Santa Clarita and are in the process of buying a house, you need a thermal evaluation. MAZZA inspections provides Infrared Thermography Inspections in Santa Clarita, and we’re the best at it.
As a matter of fact, we’re the ONLY level III infrared thermographers you are going to find in Santa Clarita. Make no mistake, there is no substitute for having a true professional thermographer inspect your house. Contrast this to a guy with no experience, fresh out of the certification school on line.

Infrared Thermography Inspections in Santa Clarita

3 Reasons why you cannot buy a house without an Infrared Thermography inspection… Seriously

1) I find a leak on just about every other house.

No kidding. You’d be amazed at the number of leaks we can procure during our investigation. now, you have to take into consideration that our methods are not what other inspectors would call… typical. That said, however… who cares. We get our clients results without causing any damage to the structure. So yea, it’s important to not only perform thermal imaging inspections as part of buying a house out here in Santa Clarita, its essential.

Infrared Thermography Inspections in Santa Clarita

2) Windows leak… walls leak water and so do roofs and Decks

I can’t tell you the number of homes we inspect, just waking though with an Infrared camera and stumbling across water intrusion. It really is amazing what you can see with this technology. Windows often times leak and go unnoticed mostly because of the lack of rain in Santa Clarita. Without a formal fenestration test like the AAMA 502, ASTM E1105, you’ll just have to wait for actual rain to make them leak. That said, however, we possess the ability to facilitate these tests and more.

More being roof tests such as the ASTM D7053 for example. Decks have a tendency to leak often times, over your kitchen at the most importune times. Our testing of decks follows the ASTM 5957 testing methods.  All of our testing procedures follow a standardized test in the even the test ever had to be duplicated such as the case with litigation.

3) Water isn’t the only issue in Santa Clarita… there’s electrical hazards too

We can speak all day on the importance of Infrared Thermography Inspections in Santa Clarita. Suffice it to say, important isn’t a strong enough word. Take electrical systems for example. There are few places in a house, where you have system capable of catastrophic failure. In this case, we’re taking about the electrical systems. 

The electric panel should be inspected with an Infrared camera every other year. Nobody ever does it however. With houses getting older, the electrical systems are also getting older. This means more opportunity for failure. And when we are speaking of electrical failure, we’re usually speaking of fire.

Infrared Thermography Inspections in Santa Clarita

Should I get an Infrared thermal scan of the house we are buying?

Absolutely. Without a doubt, there is no substitution for an infrared scan of the house you intend to buy performed by a professional thermographer of Santa Clarita. Mazza Inspections is Thermograpros. Performing multiple different infrared scans throughout the Los Angeles area including yes, Valencia, Canyon Country, Newhall, Stevenson Ranch and more.

Sure, there are many other guys out there who have bought these cameras to impress their clients with pretty colorful images. But in reality, when it comes to the science behind thermography, there is nobody more experienced than a level III infrared thermographer.

Infrared Thermography Inspections in Santa Clarita

Electric system infrared inspections

One of the most important inspections you should get is an electrical infrared scan. Electrical hazards can go undetected posing danger to occupants. Preventative measures can save lives. If you have an electrical panel that needs to be scanned for anomalies or hot spots, we can help. Older electrical panels should be scanned once a year to prevent the danger of overheating causing fire hazards. In fact, I’ve even been on a genuine inspection and had a Zinsco electric panel catch fire, during the actual inspection.

Infrared Thermography Inspections in Santa Clarita

Water Leaks, moisture intrusion and rain leaks in Santa Clarita

A structure’s biggest enemy is moisture. Even as new as the homes out here in Santa Clarita. We can assist in locating plumbing, deck, sub-grade and roof leaks. Materials can be weakened and damaged by the presence of moisture.
These types of conditions can also cause health hazards such as mold if gone undetected. If you suspect a leak but are not quite certain and don’t want to tear open your walls or ceiling, we can use our infrared cameras to scan the areas for the presence of moisture. Some situations may require further investigation such as water testing in accordance with the ASTM 2128 forensic testing methods.