Infrared inspections for moisture intrusion can often times pinpoint the entry source of water Non-Invasively. Identifying the origination and travel pattern of moisture intrusion eliminates the destructive exploratory and costly method and the guessing game.
Infrared technology relies upon the IR camera capturing the electro-magnetic signature given off by the differing target surfaces and substrates within the cameras field of view. The infrared energy transmitted through or from target surfaces and differing substrates will be identified by the Thermographer and any anomalies captured will be analyzed, as once a substrate has been contaminated by moisture it will deliver a different electro-magnetic radiation signature than other areas of that same substrate as long as moisture has recently been, or is currently present at that target location. The IR camera does not read moisture content and cannon detect mildew or mold.
Moisture meters must be placed on the surface of a building every so many inches. This is simply impossible not to mention time consuming and expensive.
Infrared moisture intrusion testing is the fastest and most cost effective method and technology to accurately locate building moisture issues and often times pinpoint the origins. You can inspect places that can’t be physically reached with moisture meters. Quick and inexpensive IR re-inspection can confirm when the moisture is gone.
With infrared technology, and the Top of The Line IR camera equipment we can bring to bare on any IR inspection we can identify the location of problem areas with a high degree of accuracy, taking the guess work out of trying to find issues hidden within walls, and ceilings or roofs. This saves valuable time over traditional visual methods and of course invasive destructive exploratory investigation. Really just contractor guess work. We have no stake in the game and our inspections and reports are completely impartial and there is no conflict of interest.
Infrared inspections are fast, Non-Invasive and can accurately detect sources of moisture in buildings, behind interior walls, within insulation, in ceilings and attics. IR can also confirm areas where there has not been moisture intrusion.