Every building, whether commercial or residential, is affected by moisture intrusion at some point in time, as all buildings are susceptible to plumbing errors, roof leaks and cracked foundation.
When you prevent moisture intrusion, or detect it in its earliest stage, you keep your home safe—you protect it from mold and rot.
Call InfraScan to book a complete moisture inspection today.
Sources of moisture intrusion
Moisture enters and accumulates in your home in several different ways, including the following:
- Roof damage
- Foundation cracks, gaps or holes
- Cracked chimney
- Leaky pipes
- Poor sealing around windows, doors, bathtubs, sinks and toilets
- Improperly installed or missing vapour barriers
- Poorly maintained air conditioning system
In many cases, we can’t spot moisture intrusion immediately; it occurs behind walls and in places we don’t often go (e.g. the attic). As a result, we are not able to deal with the water damage soon enough, and bigger problems ultimately arise.
If an area affected by water is not dry within 24 to 48 hours, there’s a good chance black mold will grow, and rotting building materials will compromise the structural integrity of your home.
Examples of detection of moisture intrusion with thermal camera.
Stop moisture intrusion with an infrared inspection
Fortunately, there’s a simple solution for moisture intrusion: an infrared inspection.
An infrared camera picks up varying heat signatures of objects and surfaces in its view and displays them in a thermogram. Using a range of colours, the thermogram shows where there’s increased moisture; blue represents cooler objects and red represents warmer objects.
A certified thermographer can read a thermogram and pinpoint exactly where there’s increased moisture and identify the source of moisture (e.g. a burst pipe).
Infrared inspections are your ultimate solution not only because the inspector can precisely and quickly detect find the problem area, but also because he or she can detect it regardless of its size and location. We cannot see behind drywall ourselves without doing some damage but, armed with a thermographic camera, the inspector can.
To maintain the structural soundness and safety of your home, protect it from mold and deterioration. Stop moisture intrusion today—call the thermal imaging experts at InfraScan to get started.