WHY CHOOSE THERMAL IMAGING SURVEY?
Thermal imaging is an advanced infrared technology that can be used to detect thermal defects in homes and commercial buildings.
It measures the surface temperature of different objects around your home (e.g. walls, floors, pipes and fireplaces) using a special non invasive infrared camera. The resulting colourful images of temperature variations are then analyzed by trained thermography experts to identify areas in your home that need insulation or repair.
This process reveals thermal issues, the most common of which are:
Air leakage & heat loss
Energy efficiency and air tightness are important considerations when renovating or building a home. However, infrared inspections reveal that some homes have a higher rate of air leakage and heat loss than normal.
This is most often due to poor construction and building design. A thermal imaging inspection is therefore necessary to, first, uncover the source of the drafts and, second, to fix the problem so that you increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Leaks in pipes, fixtures and fittings cause moisture build up on your home’s surfaces including walls, ceilings and floors.
This issue may lead to outrageous damage to your property, both in terms of the structural safety of your home as well as your personal belongings. It can also result in significant water wastage that inflates your water bill.
A thermal imaging inspection can help you locate the exact origin or source of the problem. Generally, these types of leaks are hidden but with an infrared camera, you can easily pinpoint exactly where the repairs should be done.
In order for you to save on utility bills and reduce energy consumption, new homes must strictly comply with today’s building codes and energy efficiency standards.
It is therefore necessary to detect HVAC air flow issues, missing insulation, compromised roofing, radiant heating malfunctions and other problems that contribute to energy inefficiency.
Luckily, a thermal imaging inspection easily identifies the sources and patterns of heat loss. Moreover, it allows you to see exactly where you need to make improvements.
Water damage is a common problem encountered by homeowners. Leaky pipes, flooded basements, small spills and bursts behind walls can damage both the interior and exterior of your property.
If not detected and restored to its dry state, your home can develop black mold, which leads to poor indoor air quality and a series of health risks to you and any other occupants of the home.
Because infrared inspections can detect temperature differences on surfaces, they are extremely helpful in locating hidden water damage before it leads to black mold growth so you don’t tear down walls for no reason.
Another common problem for many home and property owners is moisture intrusion on walls, under floors and above ceilings. This issue often goes unnoticed until it becomes excessive and very visible.
Thermal imaging inspections can help you find and get rid of moisture intrusion at its early stages by producing images of infrared radiation that distinguishes between hot and cold, wet and dry so that you can detect moisture intrusion before it promotes mold growth.
Insulation is crucial for all kinds of properties since is a practical way to save energy and reduce utility expenses.
With thermograms, you can easily determine whether a property has missing or faulty insulation and where. This gives you an accurate picture of what needs fixing.
Infrared scans of a building’s foundation measure and map surface temperatures, which tend to show abnormalities when the foundation is cracked or damaged.
These thermal scans are proven to be a convenient, effective and economical method of testing concrete foundation. They can also be used to find cracks in other concrete structures like highway pavement, bridge decks, garage floors and building walls.
Damage to roofing insulation could result in a leak within the building ceiling. Most of the time, the dip occurs at a significant distance from the actual leak point.
Identifying the exact location of the leak is usually costly and time consuming due to accessibility issues. However, with thermal imaging, you can pinpoint the exact location of the roof problem. It inspects your home “under the hood” and provides precise details about the actual extent of water damage. Hence, you will know exactly where to do an overhaul.
Mold is commonly seen on homes and commercial buildings with excessive moisture accumulation due to leaks or condensation. This obviously has a negative impact on people’s health and well being, which usually comes in the form of asthma, allergies or other respiratory issues. Moreover, black mold can cost companies millions of dollars in mold testing and remediation.
There is no better way to get rid of mold than to control moisture and water entry on walls and ceilings.
A thermal imaging inspection is a fast method of detecting moisture within the building premises. While it does not directly confirm the existence of mold, it does help you find moist or damp areas where mold is likely to grow.
Dangerous Electrical Work
Infrared electrical inspections are necessary for both commercial and residential properties. They enable you to spot dangerous defects in components and connections before they fail completely.
This non contact, non destructive method helps identify potential electrical problems within the system without the need to disintegrate the circuits. The thermal images enable you to execute a live test to resolve the issue at an early stage.
Overheating Mechanical Equipment
Increased heat due to resistance must be resolved immediately before it causes damage and productivity loss.
Thermal imaging inspections for mechanical equipment are non invasive ways to diagnose and monitor mechanical components and installations.
With a thermal camera, you can easily identify problems and correct them before they get worse, saving you thousands of dollars in costly repairs.
Infrascan offers the most reliable thermal imaging services in Ottawa. We provide comprehensive thermal imaging inspections for homes and commercial facilities.
We have a team of highly trained and certified thermographers who conduct thermographic assessments for commercial, industrial and residential properties.
Our skillful team can help you investigate and diagnose complex problems, and deliver detailed reports, describing issues found along with high quality infrared images.
We also keep up-to-date with the latest equipment and training to deliver quality assessments to all of our clients, all of the time.
Detect minor and major thermal issues before they progress, and avoid costly property damage due to equipment failure, energy loss and moisture intrusion.
Our specialists are always ready to help you assess, detect and repair property issues.
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Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. As the second largest city in Ontario, it sits on the Ottawa River in the eastern part of Southern Ontario.
Formerly known as Bytown, Ottawa was founded in 1826. Later on, it was incorporated and was officially called Ottawa in reference to the Ottawa River. “Ottawa River” itself was derived from the term Algonquin Odawa meaning “to trade”. In 1855, it became the official political centre of Canada.
In 2016, the city had a community of over 934,000 residents and a metropolitan population of over 1,323,000, making it the fourth-largest city in the country. It is also a single-tier municipality with no regional or county government regulating it.
The City has a rich culture and an abundance of sophisticated architecture, heritage-listed sites and museums. The National Gallery of Canada is one of the city’s most popular national museum. It houses the well known Maman Sculpture and a collection of over 3 million artifacts.