Thermal Imaging for Damp Inspections

23 Jan Thermal Imaging for Damp Inspections

If your home has a damp problem that you can’t seem to get rid of, a damp inspection using thermal imaging may be able to pinpoint the exact areas of your home that are at the source of the problem.

Using thermal imaging, rooms can be analysed to find areas with excess moisture or damp that are very difficult or impossible to detect with the naked eye.

Thermal imaging cameras are thermographic cameras that visualise the infrared radiation that a material or object emits. Damp affected areas emit different radiation than dry areas, which allows the thermal imaging camera to show potential damp problem areas around your home.

A thermal imaging camera can help detect:
•    Moisture in walls.
•    Rising damp.
•    Lateral damp.
•    Mould in unreachable spaces.
•    Badly installed or lacking insulation.
•    Sealing issues.

One of the benefits of thermal imaging for damp inspections is that it is completely non-invasive and very accurate when used by a trained thermographer. Interpreting readings from a thermal imaging camera is not easy, which is why it is crucial that the device is used by a trained professional. Make sure that you hire only a certified thermographer for your thermal imaging damp inspection.

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