During a home inspection many problems can be discovered. Some problems can affect your comfort in your home. Leaking ducts can affect your comfort and your wallet. If you have ducts leaking in your attic space than it's costing you money to cool or heat your home. Don't heat or cool your attic space throwing money away and reducing your level of comfort in your home. Although some leaks can be obvious some may be harder to locate that's why it's important to hire a home inspector that uses the most advanced tools such as infrared which makes it easy to locate these problem areas. Check out some photos below of some leaks that were discovered at a Houston Texas home inspection with the use of infrared thermal imaging camera.
there were a lot of leaks discovered during this inspection at the unit and at supply ducts. The effect of all the air leaking into the attic was very weak air flow at many of the supply registers or no air flow at all. Although this inspection was performed in the spring and the house was not uncomfortable at the time of the inspection. Once the Houston summer kicks in the house would have been very uncomfortable.The cost of cooling the attic space would have increased there electric bill significantly and increased the wear and tear on the unit causing it to run much longer and of course repairing the leaks and some of the supply ducts would have been an extra expense for the buyer. Don't trust your home to any old home inspector have a quality home inspector inspect your home you never know what may be hiding. Houston's Edge Home Inspections is always there for you.