The Infrared (IR) Camera is a remarkable tool in the hands of and experienced inspector during building moisture/leak assessments. The use of an IR Camera and the science of thermal imaging is an important element of a professional mold and moisture intrusion assessment. The non-invasive IR equipment can readily identify thermal anomalies that can indicate areas of elevated moisture or water intrusion. The presence of elevated moisture in building materials can be an indicator of building performance issues and establishes and environment for mold/fungal growth.
Common uses of the Infrared Camera and Thermal imaging include:
- Moisture Intrusion Investigations
- Building Envelope Evaluations
- Pre commissioning Building Assessments
- HVAC & Plumbing Performance Imaging
A thermal imaging camera is a reliable non-contact instrument which is able to scan and visualize the temperature distribution of entire surfaces quickly and accurately.
This informational source should be considered an enhancement to visual observations and a screening method to investigate moisture intrusions. These anomalies can be caused by several things including; improperly installed or missing building insulation, wall cavity plumbing leaks, unconditioned air entering the building, and pressure differentials.
Infrared thermography is a powerful, non- intrusive method to monitor and troubleshoot building envelope and problems as well as mechanical/plumbing issues, whether it’s at a multifamily apartment complex, office building, or industrial facility. Call us today to schedule your Infrared assessment.