is Thermal Imaging?
Imaging uses infrared technology to detect minute differences
in temperature. Every material has a unique thermal signature
and when moisture, heat, cold or pests are introduced the thermal
signature changes. The changes can be subtle or dramatic but with
a trained inspector and this incredible technology they are detectable
where they wouldn't be able to be seen with the naked eye. This
is not the "magic bullet" but is used in conjunction
with other technology and experience to help identify issues and
concerns during the inspection process.
can this technology be be useful?
Detection in Walls and Ceilings -
By detecting the difference in temperature between a wet area
in a ceiling or wall and the surrounding dry areas we can help
detect an area of concern that would not normally be visible
during a typical inspection. Moisture equals mold and if moisture
intrusion can be located and corrected preventing further deterioration
and widespread growth of mold. Detection and repair of a leak
in its early stages can be significantly less expensive than
if it is not detected until later.
Destroying Insect Activity - Significant
wood destroying insect activity can be detected using this technology.
Minor activity may not be detectable but areas not normally
visible to the naked eye can be exposed, and then a more invasive
or technically exhaustive inspection can be carried out by the
Audits - Heat
loss and/or cold air influx can be detected to help improve
the energy efficiency of residential and commercial structures.
Minor changes can make a difference in energy consumption which
means less money out of pocket.
Roof Inspections - If you have a leak on a flat roof and
have been told that a new roof is needed, call us first. We
may be able to save you a substantial amount of money. Thermal
Imaging can be used to detect the precise location of the leak
and mark the affected area so that proper repairs can be made
at a fraction of the expense of a new roof.
Inspections - Loose or dirty electrical connections and
other electrical anomolies can cause power outages and possible
fires. We can inspect the electrical panels and wiring connections
to detect concerns before there is a costly outage. Thermal
imaging can detect hot spots in the electrical system not visible
to the naked eye which may be a precursor to a larger concern.
will be glad to assist you in your preventive maintenance program
or to help detect moisture and pinpoint leaks in your home or
business. Please contact Jim Maass at 803-787-6648 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
to set up an appointment or to obtain additional information.