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Technology & Tools

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Modern Tools

We at Stellar Inspectors PLLC believe in investing in the latest technology to provide you with the best inspection service we can. From drones for roofs to crawl-bots for crawl spaces, and everything in between, we are striving to give you the best visual assessment possible. We don't use all of these tools on every inspection. If we find a need for one, it will definitely help us find what we are looking for. Deficiencies other inspectors will miss.

The Technology on Parade

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Robots

Drone

Our drone is currently a DJI Mavic 2 Pro. DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and Hasselblad, the leader in high-quality professional medium format cameras, teamed up to create an integrated aerial photography system. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro sports the Hasselblad L1D-20c, a state-of-the-art aerial camera. With its powerful 20MP 1” sensor, it offers great low-light shooting capabilities. Furthermore, with the Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS), images are captured with the utmost color accuracy. This drone allows us to see details on roofs that are not safe to climb on due to steep pitches, wet coverings or excessive heights. We can inspect many roofs that inspectors just won't even attempt.

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Robots

Crawlbot

Our crawlbot is Superdroid Robot's GPK-32 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) Inspection Robot. This robot is an agile wheeled inspection robot ideal for our home inspectors to quickly and easily see under houses, in crawlspaces, and other hard-to-reach locations with ease. It give us the ability to record HD images and video in areas as low as 8" in height. Once again technology allows us to visually inspect areas that cannot be reached by other home inspectors.

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Cameras

Infrared Thermography

We use state-of-the-art infrared cameras to find problems that aren’t always apparent to the naked eye. Our Flir C5 IR cameras translate the heat signatures of objects into colors on a gradient scale, with higher temperatures appearing as lighter colors, and lower temperatures and wet areas appearing as darker colors. By evaluating these images, we can detect sources of energy loss, locate areas of intrusion, pinpoint dangerous hot spots in the electrical system, and uncover other problems, such as wood-destroying pest and rodent infestations, as well as flue leaks in the chimney, which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.

klein borescope
Cameras

Bore Scope

A borescope is a device with a camera and a display screen that is used to inspect hard-to-reach areas. It is important for inspection because it allows the user to see inside areas that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to access, such as the inside of an engine or the inside of a pipe. This allows for early detection of problems or issues that could cause damage or failure, which can help to prevent costly repairs or downtime.

Scout 3-Pro Plus AHD Sewer Scope - Top quality inspection technology
Cameras

Sewer Scope

We use the SCOUT 3-PRO PLUS Sewer Scope system. This camera is able to access the main/lateral sewer line from 2, 3, and 4 inch clean outs. This provides multiple options to enable the our home inspector to perform the sewer scope inspection without needing to remove a toilet. The system's light weight allows us to safely carry the camera onto the roof or into a crawlspace if needed. It has a 130-foot cable that enables the us to reach the city tap or septic at most homes, even if accessing the sewer line from the roof vent. The self-leveling color camera, 10-inch monitor, and USB recorder provide a crisp, high quality video. It has a built-in counter and sonde transmitter enable the inspector to locate defects.

Extech Moisture Meter
Detectors

Moisture Detector

A borescope is a device with a camera and a display screen that is used to inspect hard-to-reach areas. It is important for inspection because it allows the user to see inside areas that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to access, such as the inside of an engine or the inside of a pipe. This allows for early detection of problems or issues that could cause damage or failure, which can help to prevent costly repairs or downtime.

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Detectors

Gas Detectors

The Klein ET120 tester provides us with audible and visual alarms in the presence of methane, propane and other combustible gases at concentrations as low as 50 ppm. We use this tool on gas meters and on the appliance gas connections to check for leaks.

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Electric Testers

Circuit Analyzer

A borescope is a device with a camera and a display screen that is used to inspect hard-to-reach areas. It is important for inspection because it allows the user to see inside areas that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to access, such as the inside of an engine or the inside of a pipe. This allows for early detection of problems or issues that could cause damage or failure, which can help to prevent costly repairs or downtime.

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Electric Testers

Voltage Detector

The Klein NCVT2P Dual Range Non-Contact Voltage Tester is a non-contact voltage tester that detects 12 to 1000V AC and indicates the presence of voltage in cables, cords, circuit breakers, light fixtures, switches, outlets and wires as well as AC voltage in doorbells, thermostats, low voltage lighting and irrigation systems. Includes both visual and audible signals.

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Electric Testers

Clamp Meter

We have a Klien CL390 clamp meter. It is rarely used in home inspections. It is for 3-Phase New Construction and 4-Point Inspections.

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Electric Testers

Multimeter

Our Klien MM320 Multimeter enables us to check whether electrical wires are energized and if there is continuity in a circuit. (Continuity describes the complete, properly functioning and undamaged circuit.) We use it the most in checking 240 Volt outlets.

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Thermometers

Probe Thermometer

The Klein Tools IR07 is a dual IR (infrared) thermometer and probe thermometer. The Probe accurately measures air, liquid and surface temps.

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Thermometers

Infrared Thermometer

Our Klien IR1 Infrared thermometer has a targeting laser that makes it easy to get readings from air conditioning registers and appliances.