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Infrared At Work

These are digital images transitioning into thermal images of concealed defects I have encountered on home inspections.
Dec 6, 2012
David Valley's video was featured

Infrared At Work

These are digital images transitioning into thermal images of concealed defects I have encountered on home inspections.
Feb 23, 2012
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"Yes Bob, my IR clients were stunned at most of these images. Almost all IR scans will reveal some sort of concealed surprise that can not be seen visually. I've even located thermal issues in my own home. I do market this video to potential…"
May 17, 2011
Jim Klebes commented on David Valley's video
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"I'm guessing these IR images were some OMG moments for your customers. Have you used this video to sell your services to potential new customers?"
May 16, 2011
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"Thank You Debra."
May 16, 2011
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"Great job, David.  And of course I really enjoyed the music."
May 16, 2011
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"Thanks Jack...there are more."
May 13, 2011
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"Lot's of great ones! Nice!"
May 12, 2011
David Valley's video was featured

Infrared At Work

These are digital images transitioning into thermal images of concealed defects I have encountered on home inspections.
May 12, 2011
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May 10, 2011
David Valley commented on David Valley's blog post Enhancing Your Infrared (Thermal) Imaging Scan
"John,   Good point John, but in my experience... it is a rare occasion to detect excessive anomalies on any interior walls. Also, any/all interior walls will be at room temperature (on both sides) with insufficient Delta-T in order to thermally…"
Jan 2, 2011
John Snell commented on David Valley's blog post Enhancing Your Infrared (Thermal) Imaging Scan
""Do not be concerned with any interior walls (of your home) as these walls are of no concern for thermal efficiency." Thanks for your post Dave. I agree with much of it but suggest the interior walls are often an integral part of the…"
Jan 2, 2011
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Enhancing Your Infrared (Thermal) Imaging Scan

Wouldn't it be nice to have all your sites fully prepared for you before you arrive for an infrared scan? It can be possible if you politely ask your clients to have the home (or job site) prepared for you in order to alleviate any issues during the thermal scan. With the many unprepared infrared scans that I have completed, I have come up with a list in order for you to achieve the maximum benefit of your infrared inspections.... • Plan optimal times of day for your infrared inspection — dawn…See More
Dec 17, 2010
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Infrared Detects Piping Issues Behind Walls

The problem faced by most property owners is that any moisture behind the walls, over ceilings, and under the floors are often impossible to detect until the problem is excessive and obviously visible. But, by then it’s too late and all damaged surfaces must now be replaced, along with the pipes that caused the damage. Small supply pipe leaks or waste line seepage's are common sources of water accumulation that may easily cause Mold growth in an average indoor environment in as little as 24…See More
Dec 9, 2010
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INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY USERS

This group is dedicated to knowledge sharing and discussion of infrared thermography for building sciences and energy applications.See More
Dec 9, 2010
David Valley commented on David Valley's blog post Ice Dams and How To Prevent Ice Damming
"Yes Ed, nice catch. I find many ice dam indicators in attics in the summer months. Most of the time, I can tell if an attic has problematic ice damming simply from inspecting the insulation and ventilation. Most of the time the rafter tails have…"
Nov 22, 2010
Ewald Schwarzenegger commented on David Valley's blog post Ice Dams and How To Prevent Ice Damming
"I evaluated a old farm home which was having problems with their siding and paint job. Blistering was taking place in the summer on the south and west side with small amounts on the east side (Greene County, NY). After a meeting with my client on…"
Nov 22, 2010
David Valley commented on David Valley's blog post Ice Dams and How To Prevent Ice Damming
"Funny. Ice Dams are everywhere in Massachusetts. The only problem is...Homeowners are purchasing heat wires and those cheap aluminum roof edges in an attempt to melt these problematic ice dams away. I'm attempting to educate homeowners on…"
Nov 12, 2010
Michael Stuart commented on David Valley's blog post Ice Dams and How To Prevent Ice Damming
"You may be the only person that I have ever heard of who is looking forward to ice dams! LOL! ;-)"
Nov 12, 2010
David Valley commented on David Valley's blog post Ice Dams and How To Prevent Ice Damming
"Michael, Thanks. I'm really looking forward to the upcoming winter months and the ice dams that occur constantly in my area. I'll post the newer Infrared images as I get them."
Nov 11, 2010

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Massachusetts Infrared (Thermal) Imaging
Professional Certification
Level One Thermographer, Building Science Thermographer
Professional Interests
You will be hiring an expert who has a solid understanding of heat transfer laws, thermal dynamics and properties of why objects are hot or not or appear to be hot or not. My infrared camera allows me to identify hidden problem areas much faster and (in most cases) can avoid building owners from using invasive and destructive measures in order to pinpoint problem areas behind finished surfaces of their building.

When performing thermal imaging on a building, this technology provides me with crucial information about issues that may be hidden behind walls, ceilings, roof surfaces or any other inaccessible finished areas throughout your building. In providing this optional infrared service, I am now fully able to detect, interpret and document hidden faults and anomalies for immediate corrective action. I can even prioritize specific repairs to certain concealed areas of your building if the issue is considered serious.
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Enhancing Your Infrared (Thermal) Imaging Scan

Posted on December 17, 2010 at 8:00am 2 Comments

Wouldn't it be nice to have all your sites fully prepared for you before you arrive for an infrared scan? It can be possible if you politely ask your clients to have the home (or job site) prepared for you in order to alleviate any issues during the thermal scan. With the many unprepared infrared scans that I have completed, I have come up with a list in order for you to achieve the maximum benefit of your infrared inspections....

 

• Plan optimal times of day for your infrared…

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Infrared Detects Piping Issues Behind Walls

Posted on December 9, 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments

pipe leaks

The problem faced by most property owners is that any moisture behind the walls, over ceilings, and under the floors are often impossible to detect until the problem is excessive and obviously visible. But, by then it’s too late and all damaged surfaces must now be replaced, along with the pipes that caused the damage. Small supply pipe leaks or waste line seepage's are common sources of water…

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Ice Dams and How To Prevent Ice Damming

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 7:49am 6 Comments

excessive ice dam



Ice dams in Massachusetts are an ongoing nuisance and are causing extensive damage to soffit cavities, fascia boards, roof sheathing, gutters, and to the most outer portion of living area walls. This ice build-up can absolutely be alleviated, but every house tends to have a different situation as to why this ice dam is there in the first place. First, I'd like to explain how this massive ice mound forms on the most outer edge of your…

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Infrared (Thermal) Imaging Detects Radiant Ice Melt Systems

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

radiant ice and snow melt pipe detection

Ice and snow melt systems are utilized in many applications throughout the state of Massachusetts. Business owners utilize snow and ice melt systems in outdoor malls, parking lots, car washes, walkways, and loading ramps to eliminate the expense of continuous snowplowing, to avoid skidding of vehicles and to prevent slip-and-fall accidents on their property.

As a…

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