Thermal Imaging Inspections

Thermal Imaging Inspections 


            

WHY IS INFRARED THERMAL IMAGING SO VITAL TO YOUR INSPECTION?

As human beings, we are limited to seeing light only in the visible spectrum called white light. This is the light that bounces off everyday objects whether that light is being emitted by our Sun or an artificial source such as a light bulb. Without assistance from technology, we are unable to see surface temperature variances, and it is the ability to see these variances that allows us to more-accurately identify potential, and immediate, problems in your home that would have otherwise been missed.

                             
The unique aspect of seeing surface temperature variances is that such variances can be caused by issues that may lie below the surface of a floor, behind a wall, or above a ceiling - places that are "out of sight" and are thus out-of-mind. Also, surface temperature variances can be caused by airflow such as cold air seeping under a door or warm air leaking from central air ducts. The air itself changes the surface temperature of objects that come in contact with the air.

       

Surface temperatures can also be changed by living organisms such as mold, mildew and household pests. Because these organisms often thrive in places that cannot be seen by the naked eye (such as behind walls), the use of Thermal technology allows us to pinpoint exactly where a problem area is in your home without the need for any immediate invasive damage to the structure of your home.

Finally, thermal imaging technology allows us to more-accurately identify damage to your home's electrical systems. By being able to pinpoint "hot spots" in fuse boxes and household wiring, we can provide you and your electrician with detailed imagery that will help the electrician to identify defects and make repairs more quickly to save you money.


In short, Thermal technology is purposefully designed to provide you with a level of service that increases the speed by which many household problems can be identified, reduces the collateral damage required to fix those problems, increases the accuracy rate of correctly identifying problems, and helps you to catch small problems sooner so that don't become expensive or unmanageable problems that can affect your family's health or your financial well-being

 
 
 

Thermography is the use of an infrared imaging and measurement camera

to "see" and "measure" thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal, or

infrared energy, is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long

to be detected by the human eye; it's the part of the electromagnetic

spectrum that we perceive as heat. Unlike visible light, in the infrared world,

everything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat. Even very

cold objects, like ice cubes, emit infrared. The higher the object's

temperature, the greater the IR radiation emitted. Infrared allows us to see

what our eyes cannot. Infrared thermography cameras produce images of

invisible infrared or "heat" radiation and provide precise non-contact

temperature measurement capabilities. Infrared imaging is an extremely

cost-effective, valuable diagnostic tool in many diverse applications such as:

- Building envelopes: locate energy losses caused by missing, improperly installed insulation

- Flat roofs: locate water damage and leaks

- Electrical systems: detect poor connections, short circuits, overloads, load 

   imbalances, and faulty components.