Infrared thermography is the quickest and most definitive method to detect moisture, energy losses and electrical issues in buildings. Thermal camera investigations are a non-destructive inspection process which can provide us with valuable information on a variety of building issues.
A thermal camera can detect moisture in wall structures rising and lateral damp problems, building envelope, leaks mold in inaccessible cavities, water migration, water damage on internal decks, thermal signatures of latent moisture, poorly installed or inadequate insulation, air leaks in the building envelope, substandard sealing work How the thermal imaging works: All objects emit heat. This heat (thermal energy) is not visible to the human eye because of its short wavelength and therefore needs to be measured under the infrared spectrum. The process of thermal imaging measures this heat with infrared cameras and presents the picture of the heat being emitted. Many buildings present with damp problems that are costly to repair and can lead to structural damage and health issues if left unchecked. We use a combination of techniques and inspection tools to definitively determine the cause and source of moisture ingress. Thermal imaging is an effective tool to locate and check pipes and ducting for leaks and blockages. This is a non-invasive process that is utilised when the water pipes are concealed in the floor or wall cavities. The heat/cold of the pipes radiates through the surface and the pattern can easily be located with an infrared camera.