Get into infrared thermal imaging.

Mayfield Thermography Consulting Services, Inc 
1805 Glengarry Drive 
Carrollton, Texas 75006-7315  
Mayfield Thermography Consulting Services, Inc. (, (MTCS), based in Dallas, TX joins the BuildScanIR™ Network to provide expert advice, training and support to home inspectors around the USA. Currently, MTCS provides state-of-the-art infrared (IR) building consulting services. By joining with BuildScanIR™ - the largest group of private infrared thermographers in America, the InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) inspectors will immediately have access to information, training and IR cameras.
Infrared thermography is a relatively economical building diagnostic technique, used to perform surveys of the thermal and moisture envelope of a home and is an effective tool for examining the structural components of buildings as well. The building inspection industry is quickly evolving with demands for more in-depth inspection information, such as energy-efficiency and construction inadequacies. “Perspective home owners are increasingly concerned about their large investment”, says Tom Mayfield, president of MTCS. “Rapid advances in infrared technology and the manufacturers’ economies of scale, have brought prices down on starter infrared cameras to the sub-$10,000 range and the trend is for even lower prices” notes Greg Stockton, president of Stockton Infrared Thermographic Services, Inc. (SITS) (, who operates the BuildScanIR™ division, along with seven other infrared service divisions. 
To be an effective tool, the home inspector must know the limitations of the imager, the way that buildings absorb and radiate heat energy, and the best time to perform a given IR survey. He must have an imager capable of finding and documenting problems and more importantly, understand the how building physics play a role in the success of an infrared survey. “Building IR applications can actually be one of the most demanding on imager thermal sensitivity and spatial resolution –the two most important factors in an imager’s ability to focus in on sometimes physically small and/or thermally miniscule problems”, states Mr. Stockton. “For example, there is a different methodology for surveying the wood framing, missing insulation, heat loss, air leakage and moisture intrusion in the same building”, says Mr. Mayfield. 
At this time, home inspection pricing models do not support providing in-depth thermographic services as part of the inspection fee, but could give the home inspector a competitive edge. Being part of a network, makes infrared thermography an economically viable add-on service by providing the home inspector with access to an infrared camera and the training necessary to get started, until he can build his business to the point that he can afford to buy one. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the InterNACHI home inspector interested in infrared technology to get trained, rent an imager from a pool and later buy an imager at discount prices”, says Nick Gromicko, founder of InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors). The network provides access to message boards, on-line consulting and support from a nationwide network of expert thermographers with high-powered imagers and many years of experience scanning buildings.
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