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"Our knowledge, your advantage"

Commercial Building Diagnostics

  • Roof:  Infrared thermography is particularly well suited to find the thermal anomalies created by trapped moisture under roofing membrane.

 

  • Building Envelope:  A building's "envelope" includes the roof, ceiling, floors, walls, windows, skylights, slab edges or foundation, and below grade walls.

 

  • Mechanical:  Motors, hydraulic pumps and air or hydraulic lines, servos and other industrial equipment may be the lifeblood of your business.

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  • Electrical:  Infrared electrical inspections are an ideal method for inspecting electrical service equipment for defective components, poor connections and overloaded circuits.

Predictive Maintenance Programs

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.

Infrared Roof Moisture Surveys

  • A roof top infrared moisture survey is the most efficient and economical method of determining the condition of the roofs you are in charge of
  • Today's building owners save hundreds of millions of dollars annually with infrared roofing inspections
  • Many roofs need to be replaced prematurely due to moisture damage from leaks and improper installation
  • Infrared roof moisture surveys have a proven track record in finding damaged portions of roofing structure so they can be repaired before water damage rots your entire roof.

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:

  • locate water-damaged roof membrane quickly and accurately
  • identify small problems before they become serious and more costly to repair
  • document problems before warranty expires
  • greatly extend the life of your roof

Infrared Building Envelope Surveys

  • Infrared building envelope surveys are the only proven, non-destructive and complete method for troubleshooting building heat loss and moisture problems
  • With building and energy costs rising it is becoming increasingly important, if not necessary to assess building conditions invisible to the naked eye
  • Building owners use envelope testing to save millions of dollars every year by reducing energy costs and minimizing structural damage.  
  • Utilizing state-of-the-art technology ProSCAN can evaluate thermal variances in compressed insulation, moisture accumulation in building materials, infiltration and exfiltration through windows and doors, leaks in floor heating systems and many other applications directly related to the building envelope.
  • Energy conservation and LEED certification are increasingly important to building and facility managers and real estate investors/developers.  For quality control purposes, many architects and developers and engineering consultants are specifying post-construction infrared testing to confirm the quality of workmanship and building materials. 
  • Whether for a full building commissioning or basic acceptance testing, using infrared thermography to scan the building envelope and roofing systems helps to evaluate the new building's performance.  In planning for retrofit and restoration or re-commissioning projects, infrared thermography helps us to fully understand how buildings operate under extreme conditions so that we can reduce heating and cooling costs and increase overall energy efficiency.

Electrical Inspections

  • Finding hidden electrical problems is easy with a infrared camera, enabling you to make timely, efficient repairs
  • The most effective way to maintain an electrical system is to detect any potential failures and take the corrective action that will prevent any interruption of the normal system operation
  • Through normal use electrical equipment can become contaminated and corroded
  • Every 12 months at a minimum. an infrared scan should be scheduled to pinpoint potential problems in primary and secondary electrical systems before a failure occurs.

Mechanical Inspections

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!

Missing Insulation

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.

Moisture and 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?

  • locate/eliminate moisture and control of mold
  • quantify moisture hidden in walls and ceilings
  • identify wet and damaged drywall and insulation
  • minimize loss and protect your investment

Mold and Rot

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.  

Operational Grow House Inspections

  • Thermal Imaging can detect very subtle differences in temperature as low as .1 degree
  • This technology can reveal unusual heat patterns in a residential or commercial structure that may be indicative of an illicit Marijuana manufacturing facility
  • Typically, these operations are set-up with a sophisticated growing system that includes lights, irrigation system and electrical connections
  • Thermal Imaging devices are used in the pre-investigation stage to measure the heat signature escaping from structures
  • If you are a property owner who has suspicions or concerns regarding a potential grow-op contact us to discuss how we can help.

HVAC Problems

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.

Subsurface Applications

  • tracing septic systems
  • finding underground leaks in water/sewers/septic
  • pool piping leaks
  • locating damage in electrical conduit
  • radiant floor leak detection

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