Infrared (IR) Thermography (also known as an infrared thermal scan) is a useful tool to help find anomalies that may otherwise remain hidden in walls, floors and ceilings. Infrared energy is heat energy. A properly trained infrared thermographer can interpret an infrared image and determine if a roof or plumbing leak exists, if there is missing wall or ceiling insulation, if an electrical component is reaching critical temperature levels, or if no major issues exist at all. The purpose of most thermography work, as performed by home inspectors, relates to looking for anomalies within a building. An anomaly is a situation that is otherwise not to be expected under normal conditions. For more information, please contact your local WIN inspector to see if this service is available in your area.