PCH Associates
Peter Hughes

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Infrared Camera Scans
I use a high tech infrared camera as part of the Home Structural Inspection. Infrared scanning allows me to see into the walls, ceilings and floors to find:
  • Roof leaks
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Electrical shorts, and 
  • Value the insulated quality of the home.
The investment on my part for the camera was $30,000, to bring this high level of protection for my clients. 

I also issue a typewritten Structural Home Inspection Report on site at the time of the inspection.
The Home Inspection Newsletter

The Silent Killer

As we are in the colder months of the year, and our homes are closed up, carbon monoxide poisoning is more likely to occur. Carbon monoxide is produced when fuel is burned, such as in your furnace, boiler, gas clothes dryer, fireplaces, and space heaters.   

What to do next
  1. Have a CO detector on each level of living space, and where your heating system is located.
  2. Furnaces (hot air) and boilers (hot water) should be serviced every year, particularly if they are ten years and older.
  3. Check the flue connection at the chimney and to the appliances for holes and/or rust.
  4. Chimney flues should not show signs of water streaking or sooting. This would indicate that combustion gases are not flowing into the chimney.
    Flue pipe
    Probing the rust in this pipe with a screwdriver shows that it is still solid.
  5. Check your clothes dryer vent to make sure it is not blocked. Over 10,000 house fires are caused each year from blocked dryer vents.
  6. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu - without the fever: dizziness, nausea, fatigue, headache and irregular breathing.
  7. Do not keep a car running in the closed space of a garage.


Peter Hughes


PCH Associates


(518) 577-7707

P.S. Let me know if you would like me to give a seminar in your office. I would enjoy seeing you and sharing some advice. 

P.P.S. If there is anything you would like to hear about, please shoot me an email or post a comment on our Facebook page.
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Our high tech infrared camera enables us to see into walls to determine if there are issues not visible to the naked eye.