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Professional Mold Services: Infrared Inspections
The Role of Thermal Imaging in Inspections
Thermal Imaging Targets Moisture
Thermal imaging systems have been used by the military to detect and identify enemy personnel, equipment, and buildings for years. Helicopters, fighter planes and even some missiles use thermal imaging for targeting. Law enforcement agencies also use this technology for everything from tracking criminals at night to spotting illegal crossings of international borders.
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 within the HVAC system, general plumbing leaks and faulty electrical and mechanical systems. Thermal imaging cameras are useful for energy loss 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”.
Cold spot on hall ceiling caused by supply junction leak in attic over ceiling board
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.
Supply leak showing heat loss under blown-in insulation
Thanks to thermal imaging, Doodlebuggers Service Network 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.
While infrared does not specifically detect mold, it does provide trained and certified Doodlebuggers inspectors with the distinct advantage of quickly and accurately identifying conditions where mold typically grows.
Water intrusion from plumbing leak inside wall behind fountain
Thermal imaging cameras have quickly become the “must have tool” for IAQ Professionals. Not only is this sophisticated technology is used in every AMI 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 camera is now the standard by which true professional IAQ investigators measured. Call Doodlebuggers Service Network today to learn more about Infrared Inspections and how it may be applicable to your situation.
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