What do you think?
Is there a ceiling leak above this fireplace?
There is no visible stain…
My thermal camera image says there is moisture.
Are you convinced yet?
My Moisture Meter confirms a leak around the fireplace chimney. The moisture level reading is “Over the Limit” (OL).
Home Inspectors are much like Doctors. They can’t make a diagnosis solely based on a complaint or observation. They need objective evidence like lab work and imaging tests to confirm and give you a diagnosis. I will stop short of calling myself the “House Doctor.”
In the case of this deceptive water leak, I confirmed my thermal imaging opinion with my moisture meter. There is a water leak above this fireplace.
Every Bumblebee House Inspection includes thermographic readings and images, plus:
Printed or digital PDF report versions (including thermographic and digital images) from the inspection with a complete summary of deficiencies