What Is Thermal Imaging?

Ok let's talk about thermal imaging or its technical name infrared thermal imaging.

Unless you work in the building or inspections industries you probably don't know exactly what thermal imaging is and why you should want it on a property inspections. lets begin by clarifying what thermal imaging wont do.

1. Thermal imaging isn't x ray. it wont see through walls, floors etc.

2. It will not see through water or glass.

All objects with a temperature above absolute zero emit infrared radiation. The hotter an object gets, the more infrared radiation it emits. These emissions cannot be seen with the naked eye. However, a thermal imager can detect infrared radiation emitted from an object,

So with that in mind what will it find?

1. cold spots in walls, ceiling or floors (which may be conducive to mold, decay, plumbing leaks or general moisture penetrations)

2. Hot spots in walls, ceiling or floors (which may be conducive to electrical issues , heat or a/c or deficient insulation.

Thermal imaging isn't perfect and rely's heavily on the operator's interpretation of what they are seeing and understanding of the system or area they are looking at with the thermal camera.

if you wish to learn more about thermal imaging please feel free to visit our site which has a video about thermal imaging. or click the link below

Inspection Add-Ons - Thermal Imaging

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