Archive for February, 2012
February 29th, 2012
posted by Apple Infrared
Moisture in building materials can destroy the structural integrity as well as create an environment for mold/mildew to grow. It is also a magnet for insect infestations. Long term water leakage can cause extensive damage and result in expensive repair costs if not identified early. Traditional methods and moisture meters do not always reveal the extent of the damage and usually lead to extensive destructive investigations to find the source of the problem.
Are you experiencing?
Do you suspect water leaks from plumbing or moisture intrusion from the exterior of a building or your home?
Do you smell a musty or damp odor you suspect is moisture leak but cannot see any stains?
How it works:
We can detect and document moisture, even chase it to its source with infrared Thermography. Infrared cameras are considered one of the most advanced and accurate tools known for determining and documenting moisture damage in buildings. Results are instant and the thermal images are easy to understand. Excessive moisture destroys structural integrity and creates huge, expensive problems like mold and mildew which can cause serious health concerns. Often, these problems are not obvious until it’s too late so if you can discover them early through infrared technology, you can save yourself a lot of money and increase your building’s lifespan dramatically. A trained Thermographer using and infrared camera, moisture meter, digital pictures and more will document and assess your building condition, perform a moisture inspection. An infrared camera can see and measure wet areas, moist areas, and objects that will have different temperatures due to evaporative cooling. A professional clear and comprehensive report complete with infrared pictures, digital pictures and a narrative summary with recommendations will be provided.
Why have an Infrared Inspection:
Having a moisture inspection with and infrared camera is a cost effective way of detecting and resolving moisture problems. The big advantage of infrared Thermography is that it’s non-destructive, unobtrusive and non-contact. You don’t need contractors in your home tearing down sections of walls hunting for damage. With infrared, large and inaccessible areas can be surveyed quickly and efficiently. Moisture problems in ceilings can be readily seen even when no stains are present. The Infrared Inspection can provide immediate feedback and we can survey large areas. It is also a great way to document proof of the condition for your insurance claim or court action.With today’s infrared technology they can be completed in a fraction of the time, we can often make an immediate assessment