Thermography, or thermal imaging technology, can help detect numerous hidden problems within a property. A qualified thermographer can assist in finding damage to a property and help find the source of that damage.
How Thermography Works
Thermography uses special infrared videos and still cameras that are capable of measuring surface temperatures. Because these special tools can visualize light in the heat spectrum, which is invisible to the naked eye, they can paint a picture of otherwise invisible information based on the heat signatures of a building. Depending on the desired information, a thermographic inspection can be either an interior or exterior survey. The surface heat variations shown on the thermograms produced by thermal imaging can detect abnormally hot or cold areas of the property, allowing inspectors to determine areas where damage might occur or has already occurred.
Benefits of Thermographic Inspections
Thermography is a useful tool for any property owner, whether it’s being used during a home inspection to look for irregularities or after water damage to locate the source of a leak. Walls, flooring, and insulation hide a large portion of a home, so it can be difficult to determine if there are electrical, plumbing, and ductwork problems, even using more invasive methods. Thermal imaging allows thermographers to give property owners a complete picture of what’s happening inside their property. The most common problems detected by thermography are:
- Hidden Moisture
- Leaking Plumbing
- Electrical Hot Spots
- Leaking Duct Work
- Missing Insulation
- Poorly Sealed Doors
- Poorly Sealed Windows
Identifying these problems can help save on energy bills, prevent fire and water damage, and identify potential property problems that could worsen down the road.
Thermography Services in Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana
Americanstruction, Inc. offers professional thermography services in Mokena, IL and the surrounding areas. Far from being just some amateur with a thermal camera, our team is highly skilled in thermography with the most state-of-the-art equipment available. We know the importance of accurate readings to assess your home or business and will always provide the highest quality service available. You can rest easy when you entrust us with your property, knowing you’re getting the most in-depth thermography report available. We offer free inspections and consultations and are ready to start, so call today!