INFRARED THERMAL INSPECTIONS

WHY USE INFRARED?
A picture says a thousand words; infrared thermography is the only diagnostic technology that lets you instantly visualize and verify thermal performance. FLIR's infrared cameras show you thermal problems.

Oftentimes when a substantial difference in the surface temperature of a building and the ambient air exists, then areas of the wall that are wet will have a different surface temperature. Different areas of surface temperature can be observed on a thermal camera. These differences can sometimes help identify moisture leakage, overheating electrical components, or missing insulation. While thermal cameras have limitations and are not magic devices, the thermal camera has proven to be another valuable diagnostic tool to use when the conditions are right. Here are some examples of recent observations during inspections:

Ceiling leak below a chimney in a bedroom.

Bare vision view: Ceiling Leak Below ChimneyInfrared Thermal Inspection: Ceiling Leak Below Chimney

 

 Ceiling leak below a roof valley in a bedroom.

Bare vision view: Ceiling Leak Below Roof ValleyInfrared Thermal Analysis: Ceiling Leak Below Roof Valley

 

Wall leak below a window in a bedroom. 

Naked eye analysis: Ceiling Leak Below windowInfrared Thermal Analysis: Ceiling Leak Below window

 

 Overheated electrical breaker in an electrical panel. 193 degrees is too hot for a breaker.

Infrared Thermal Analysis: Overheating Electrical Breaker

 

Wet floor from basement water leak under carpet.

Infrared Thermal Analysis: Floor Leak Under Carpet

 

Overheated main breaker in an electrical panel. 303 degrees is dangerously hot and an likely fire hazard. 

Infrared Thermal Analysis: Overheating Electrical Breaker

 

Overheated electrical breaker in an electrical panel. 

Infrared Thermal Analysis: Overheating Electrical Breaker

 

Shower pan leak above a breakfast room ceiling.

Infrared Thermal Analysis: Shower Leak

 

Basement wall leak behind drywall. 

Infrared Thermal Analysis: Leak Behind Drywall

 

 

Overheated main buss in an electrical panel.

Infrared Thermal Analysis: Overheating Electrical Breaker

 

Leak below a window in a bedroom.

Infrared Thermal Analysis: Ceiling Leak Below window

 

Ceiling leak from shower pan leak of a second story bathoom shower

 Infrared Thermal Analysis: Shower Leak

 

Basment wall leak. 

Infrared Thermal Analysis: Basement Wall Leak

 

Basment leak on the wall from the ceiling. 

Infrared Thermal Analysis: Basement ceiling Leak

 

Ceiling leak from leaking hot water pipe in a wall. The pipe had been damaged by a wall nail.

Infrared Thermal Analysis: Water pipe pierced by nail in wall