Specialized Inspection Tools
SVHI uses the latest technology in home inspections to ensure quality results including the following:
Sony HX90 high resolution, high zoom camera
This camera records and documents general information and any conditions referenced in the report. Its high resolution and ability to zoom make it ideal for inspecting areas not directly physically accessible.
Canon Image Stabilizer Binoculars
These image-stabilizing binoculars are used to survey roofs, chimneys, vents, and electrical service entry where direct physical access is not possible.
Thermal Imaging – FLIR MR160 Imaging Moisture Meter
The best in the business, the FLIR MR160 uses infrared technology and thermal imaging to identify and measure moisture. It is useful for energy audits because it can identify air leaks and insulation defects, and it shows temperatures in different areas.
Because moisture damage is the most common form of building deterioration, scanning with infrared thermal technology is important for locating moisture that can create an environment conductive to mold and potentially lead to health issues.
Klein Tools GFCI Receptacle Tester
This plug-in device is used to test for open ground, reverse polarity, open hot, open neutral, hot, and ground reversed wiring to give you confidence in your home’s electricity.
Fluke (62 Max +) Infrared Thermometer
This device uses precise laser technology and an infrared thermometer for accurate, repeatable non-contact temperature measurements in electrical, mechanical, and HVAC systems. Temperature is often the first sign of potential electrical and mechanical issues. This device will provide you with accurate detection of potential electrical and mechanical issues.
Klein (CL800) Electric Multi-Meter
This device measures amperage load for large appliances to help you prevent potential overloading of your home’s electricity.
Home Gauge Inspection Software
SVHI inspection software is customized to provide inspection elements in compliance with the OAHI standards.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
With Home Gauge software, this tablet is used to compile your inspection report efficiently and in real time, including documentation of photos, saving you time and giving you quick access to inspection results.