Thermal imaging has now been in place for a number of years within the building industry and has been used to find problems with building materials, such as: hidden water leaks, leaks and faulty electrical and mechanical systems. Thermal imaging cameras are useful for energy audits because you can see exactly where cold air is entering the home or heat is being lost, along with energy dollars. Thermal imaging has also been used successfully to help locate loose electrical connections or overheated breaker boxes by identifying “hot spots”.
The Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) industry has made significant strides in the use of this outstanding technology as a way to provide accurate and reliable results during investigations. In fact, it has been determined that the proper use of this technology can increase accuracy and help cut investigation time significantly. Thanks to thermal imaging, TRC Inspectors have the ability to examine roofs, floors and walls for moisture intrusions, energy loss and electrical problems faster and more thoroughly than the competition.
Infrared provides inspectors with the distinct advantage of quickly and accurately identifying conditions where mold typically grows. Thermal imaging cameras have quickly become the “must have tool”. Not only is this sophisticated technology is used in every TRC mold inspection, it is also used in every post-remediation verification survey to ensure that building materials have been thoroughly dried out before any reconstruction work begins. If construction materials are not completely dry, mold growth will reoccur. Infrared technology eliminates the guesswork and provides quick visual assessment of the thoroughness of dry out job. The thermal imaging infrared cameras are now the standard by which true professional inspectors are measured.
Infrared Cameras can detect missing or inadequate insulation.
Infared Cameras can detect leaks that cause damage and harbor mold.
Infrared Cameras can detect air leaks that cause high power bills.