Infrared Thermal Imaging Inspection
Infrared thermal imaging surveys that utilize specialized infrared equipment have proven to be an exceptional tool for rapidly and reliably providing inspectors and their clients with an accurate diagnosis for a wide range of problems.
Infrared is a kind of light that is invisible to the human eye. The infrared light comes from electromagnetic waves that are beyond the visible range of light on the red end of the spectrum. An infrared wavelength is longer than visible light, but shorter than radio waves. Infrared photography involves the use of a high-tech infrared camera that broadcasts infrared light that it then detects and processes into an image that shows variations in the infrared spectrum. The image is recorded onto an infrared-calibrated digital camera. Any variations in the ambient temperature are analyzed by the inspector and other specialists to determine if potential water damage, mold growth, or other problems exist in hidden areas around the property.
Examples of what an infrared inspection can detect:
- Structural damage following a fire or flood
- Moisture intrusion or water damage from a broken or slowly leaking pipe, roof, or window
- Moisture that could signify mold contamination
- Structural defects from poor construction, defective material, or wear over time
- Electrical issues or hot spots that can result in a fire
- Energy audit - evaluations of a property to determine if inadequate insulation or windows are causing a loss of heated or cooled air
- A variety of other issues...
Problems left undetected can be devastating to the structural integrity of a building as well as the health and safety of those living or working within it. Utilizing this technology has helped many of our clients solve or avoid hazardous situations.
If you'd like to read an article about the benefits of infrared assessments on properties in areas with higher than normal humidity, such as those in coastal regions, visit here.
To find out more information about our infrared inspection and what it can do for your property, call us at 866-358-3838 or submit an Online Contact Form to receive a return call or e-mail.