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Thermal Imaging Service
Contrary to popular belief, thermal imaging does not see through walls nor does it emit radiation. Simply stated, thermal imaging picks up the radiation (heat) emitted by an object. It is rare that two different objects emit the same infrared radiation and that helps the thermal camera pick up the distinctive objects.
Thermal imaging can help spot:
- Moisture intrusion – This works because moisture changes the thermal mass of the objects it penetrates. This means that if there is a leak in a wall or floor, this location will emit a different heat trace then the surrounding area which will be spotted by the thermal camera.
- Insulation – Most attics have insulation exposed to the naked eye, however insulation behind walls is a different story. With thermal imaging, we can detect the difference in temperatures in sections of walls where no insulation exists very easily. No need to rip out walls or flooring to try and find the location of the defect.
- Electrical – When branch circuit wiring (copper, aluminum, etc.) carry loads, they become energized and heated. With thermal imaging, it becomes easy to spot electrical areas that may be of concern. These will show up as hot receptacles in wall or wires in an electrical panel.
- Air Leakage – Whether in the winter or summer seasons, thermal imaging can play a crucial role in detecting locations for significant air leakage. Once the location is found, the problem remedied, the energy savings costs increase further depicting the value of having thermal imaging in a home inspection.