The aesthetic of modern design implies an interior in which all engineering communications are hidden behind the finish. However, leaks often occur in pipelines, and connections are depressurized. Damage to water supply, sewerage, and heating systems, rainwater penetration through roof defects, as well as leaks in the underfloor heating system can cause severe problems and subsequently expensive repairs. The trouble is that it can be challenging to detect these problem areas early because they are not always visually noticeable.
Furthermore, customers do not want to see pipes and other communications, so builders carefully hide them in screeds, walls, and behind suspended ceilings. From an aesthetic point of view, everything is beautiful and convenient, but when it comes to finding problem areas with leaks, difficulties begin. Moisture oozes out of nowhere, and the owner usually does not have a scheme for laying communications (in 90% of cases). What to do? How to find a leak in the wall accurately and without damaging the finishing material?
You should opt for infrared moisture infiltration scans. With its help, it is possible to detect hidden leaks painlessly for interior decoration of rooms and not spend money on expensive repairs. In addition, based on the results of thermal imaging diagnostics, you can quickly eliminate pipe leaks without opening the entire communication system.
The benefits of infrared moisture intrusion scans are pretty obvious- saving time and energy. In addition to finding problems with pipes in the heating system, infrared moisture intrusion inspection can easily and quickly find leaks in a warm floor or a defect that appeared during repair or renovation work. With the help of our state-of-the-art equipment and qualified specialists, companies can quickly identify water leaks in your house. That means you don’t have to open all the floors and walls to fix a small leak.
How Do Infrared Moisture Infiltration Scans Work?
Always keep in mind that the thermophysical properties of building materials strongly depend on humidity. So, the higher the humidity, the higher the thermal conductivity of the material will be. For example, if there is a water leak in your floors, then the materials from which they are made have absorbed moisture, which means that heat passes through them faster, and the thermogram will immediately show this.
Thus, infrared moisture intrusion scans are the most optimal solution for finding hidden defects associated with water leaks. The thermal imager easily captures the difference in hundredths of a degree, making hidden defects visible. As a rule, a thermal imaging examination, the purpose of which is to search for hidden leaks, takes place in several stages.
First, the room is examined with a thermal imager to detect all problem areas. Due to its technical features, the thermal imager is the most effective device for searching for hidden leaks, which the human eye cannot catch; the thermal imager “sees” without problems. And this is because water accumulated in the walls (floors, etc.) cools or, conversely, heats all the materials surrounding it. A thermal imager can easily detect such a temperature difference, and all problem areas are marked on thermograms. The water contained in the materials will sooner or later begin to evaporate while absorbing the energy of its environment, thereby creating temperature differences. As a rule, the difference between wet and dry areas is approximately 0.5-2 °C.
This is the value that any professional thermal imager can easily detect. So, first, they identify all the problem areas in the house and conduct a more detailed study of all sizes with suspected defects. One hundred percent interpretation of what is shown on the thermogram of underfloor heating: a pipe leak or other anomaly can only be done by a qualified heat control specialist with extensive experience in such work. The thermal imager “saw” the difference between dry and wet materials and displayed everything on the thermogram.
In today’s world, wherein buildings are being built in great numbers, no one can deny the importance of infrared moisture infiltration scans. With the help of such modern technology, it becomes possible to find all potential leaks in your house. Professionals have lots of experience conducting infrared moisture intrusion scans, tracking all leaks, and letting construction workers perform the construction with absolute perfection.