Nondestructive residential inspection method and apparatus

  • US 7,445,377 B2
  • Filed: 03/11/2004
  • Issued: 11/04/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/12/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method to rapidly inspect residential building components for a designated entity comprising the steps of:

  • preparing a residential building for inspection by creating a temperature differential of greater than 10°

    F. between, the inside and the outside of said residential building and turning on substantially all light switches and substantially all exhaust blowers in said residential building; and

    thenobtaining temperature profiles of the exterior residential building components selected from the group consisting of wall, cafe and facia wherein said temperature profiles detect moisture;

    obtaining temperature profiles of the interior surface of a pitched roof wherein said temperature profiles detect moisture;

    obtaining temperature profiles of the interior residential building components;

    obtaining temperature profiles of each electrical outlet in the residential building;

    assessing each of said temperature profiles to detect a thermal anomaly indicative of a problem with said residential building components wherein said problem can include moisture; and

    reporting said problem to said designated entity wherein said steps up to the step of assessing each of said profiles occur within 4 hours.

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