Thermal Imaging is a visual display of the amount of infrared energy emitted, transmitted, and reflected by an object. Thermal imaging uses a high tech camera that creates pictures of heat rather than light. When used in a situation where there is suspected water intrusion, these cameras help find areas that are not clearly visible to the naked eye.
Thermal imaging will not detect mold, but it will detect temperature variations behind a wall that helps find cold spots that may indicate a potential moisture or water intrusion issue. Once an area of potential concern is found, moisture meters can then be used to confirm if there is in fact moisture behind a wall. If a moisture problem is detected, then it is important to act quickly to fix the problem to prevent mold!
Thermal imaging can detect moist areas. Detecting where moisture has entered your home will allow for quick repairs in order to stop mold from growing and causing health hazards, allowing the home owner to repair certain areas instead of removing all materials and doing a major overhaul. This will reduce the cost of the repair significantly.
Identifying and removing moisture also stops your structural materials from rotting, which will maintain your home’s structural integrity, keeping your home safe for those who live in it.