Before Thermal Imaging, notice
no visual indication of moisture
Same picture with Thermal
Imaging, notice possible wet areas
Wall after a fire: notice the wet areas in
the insulation and building structure
The ability to detect and measure thermal energy emitted from an object is known as Thermography. Light that is not
visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye is referred to as thermal or above absolute
zero emits heat, which means that it may be tracked and measured via Thermography. (Even ice cubes, emit infrared.)
More and more IR radiation is emitted, as an objects temperature increases. Infrared Thermography allows us to see, and
measure, what our eyes cannot.
Many applications depend upon the precision and accuracy of the images and temperature readings from infrared
Thermography cameras. The images produced, clearly showing invisible infrared or "heat" radiation via thermography, aid
in such diverse areas as medical and scientific research and development, building diagnostics and manufacturing
One last note - Often I am asked if Thermal Imaging will find mold? Thermal Imaging DOES NOT FIND MOLD. It helps
identify areas with possible hidden water or moisture. Mold typically grows in areas with the right temperature, right relative
humidity (RH) and the right food (cellulose type products i.e drywall, cardboard, wood etc.) So where there is water or
moisture there can certainly be mold.
DASH Inspection Services uses a FLIR ThermaCAM infrared camera which is lightweight and rugged for use in the field.
|If you are concerned with moisture impregnated materials or a water leak, behind a wall, ceiling or in the
basement...which may lead to mold or mildew growth?
THERMAL IMAGING may be what you need!
call us now! 416-887-3053