Are these water leaks from thermal imaging?

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Paiksl

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Hey All!!

So recently getting ready to buy a new house.

Looked through it and saw these images through thermal readings

Wondering if these are indicative of a water leak somewhere.

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Water leak would not be at the top of my list. Now, if you start to see discoloration on the ceiling (without the use of a thermal imaging camera) then I would be worried about moisture. Only way to know for sure is to climb into the attic and look. My guess, missing insulation or something was left on the Sheetrock ceiling that is efficient at transferring heat.

So, this begs the question: is it worth someone’s time to go rummaging through insulation and risking falling through the ceiling to find out what the spots are? I would say probably not but if it will bug you always knowing there is a higher transfer of heat in those three sections then….
 

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A water leak would be indicated by damaged drywall. Is this a bungalow or two story? If bungalow I’d expect those spots are simply voids in blown-in insulation.
 

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Water leak would not be at the top of my list. Now, if you start to see discoloration on the ceiling (without the use of a thermal imaging camera) then I would be worried about moisture. Only way to know for sure is to climb into the attic and look. My guess, missing insulation or something was left on the Sheetrock ceiling that is efficient at transferring heat.

So, this begs the question: is it worth someone’s time to go rummaging through insulation and risking falling through the ceiling to find out what the spots are? I would say probably not but if it will bug you always knowing there is a higher transfer of heat in those three sections then….
This is a 3 story house though with the bedrooms above this.

A water leak would be indicated by damaged drywall. Is this a bungalow or two story? If bungalow I’d expect those spots are simply voids in blown-in insulation.

This is a 3 story house. The bedrooms are above this.
 
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