Predictive maintenance programs are vitally important in the area of building science in order to achieve greater energy efficiency, and worker and tenant safety and comfort. Infrared Thermography can pinpoint structural, moisture, electrical and mechanical problems invisible to the naked eye. Failing electrical or mechanical components, building materials and moisture penetration can lead to potentially disastrous situations that building owners and insurance providers dread. Insurance providers are increasingly embracing and demanding thermographic inspections to obtain a clear picture of a building’s performance and liabilities that could lead to property damage, injury or, at worst, loss of life.
Flat roof inspections are one of the most common forms of infrared roof inspections. Many roofs need to be replaced prematurely due to moisture damage from leaks and improper installation. Infrared thermography has a proven track record in finding damaged portions of roofing structures so they can be replaced before water damage rots your entire roof.
Roofing contractors, building owners, and others utilize our infrared roof moisture inspection service to prevent major roof repairs. Infrared thermography along with other non-destructive testing techniques are used to identify temperature differences created by saturated insulation in the roof assembly.
Advantages of an Infrared Roof Moisture survey:
Detecting mechanical problems and the many problems with these systems, downtime in your production is a likely scenario and this could be very costly. Infrared thermography is used to perform inspections on mechanical equipment because excess heat means excess friction. Before a mechanical system fails, it heats up. Thermography is used to see the excess heat so that maintenance personnel can act accordingly and correct the problem ahead of time. Safety First!
Find areas with missing or damaged insulation quickly by detecting the temperature differences compared to surrounding areas. Poorly installed insulation can significantly impair the thermal performance of building components. The costs of poor insulation performance are numerous. In addition to excessive energy consumption, there may be health issues associated with mold growth and damage to roofs and interiors caused by water intrusion.
Locate and repair hidden water damage quickly before small problems become big, expensive ones, and provide documented proof of your repairs. Moisture is found in every building and in every home. If left alone and allowed to accumulate, moisture can lead to various problems such as mold growth and serious structural integrity issues. Moisture is the number one factor that causes buildings to deteriorate, and it is the number one ingredient needed for mold growth. With an infrared camera you can detect moisture and wetness in building structures long before major problems begin (if moisture is caught early). Thermal imaging is a recommended tracking tool to find out where a leak might be coming from if you suspect the existance of wetness or moisture.
Why conduct an infrared moisture and water intrusion survey?
Expose the hidden water leaks that can lead to extensive and expensive mold and rod damage by seeing hidden temperature differences. Mold can cause serious damage to your health and property. Whether you are buying, renting, selling properties, or just want to ensure your present home or building is mold free, we can provide you with an infrared thermal imaging scan to accurately locate moisture intrusion without destructive measures. Moisture deposits are difficult to detect unless visible signs emerge, often too late to prevent serious contamination. The actual source of the moisture can be many feet away from the site of detection. Visible cues alone are clearly not effective indicators of moisture.
Heating, ventilation and ir-conditioning (HVAC) systems should provide air at comfortable temperatures and humidity levels and filter indoor air contaminants. HVAC systems that are poorly operated or maintained can contribute to poor indoor air quality.