What a bunch of crap! Thanks FLIR!! I don’t guess I can blame them since there in the business of selling Infrared Cameras but this is gonna put a major hurting on the Infrared Inspection industry.
It looks like Home Depot is advertising more to the inspector than the home owner.
A large majority will rent the cameras, not be able to get the results they need, then spread the word that Infrared isn’t any better than a moisture meter while stating it’s a rip-off.
Another large majority will misinterpret missing insulation thinking it’s moisture behind sheet-rock so I expect were gonna have a good bit of clients who get burnt and swear they’ll never use an Infrared Inspector again.
I guess we will also start seeing ALL INSPECTOR’S advertise Thermal Imaging because if they do happen to get a request for an Infrared Inspection, they’ll just make a quick stop by Home Depot and pick up a cheap, beat-up rental camera.
I’m going to start marketing against this crap. I’m basically going to market that if your Inspector shows up with a FLIR rental unit from Home Depot than your inspector is a potential nightmare who’s charging you extra for something that could end up costing you twice the money that’s wrong with the house in the first place.
All the camera manufactures are going to try and do is sell as many cameras as possible. It’s our job to join together and educate the public.