Thermal imaging can detect leaks and electrical problems for your home or business. Most people know about the technology’s power to find differences in temperature, but how this can aid in building repairs may surprise you.
From the inside to the outside of a building, infrared technology has the power to accurately detect leaks in pipes and find defects in electrical systems. Here are just a few examples to give you an idea of its wide range of possibilities:
- Thermal imaging can detect leaks on high temperature hot water (HTHW) lines, steam leaks, and hot spots on fuse panels and electrical systems
- Our team can find leaks on snowmelt systems using thermal imaging, in turn preventing large excavation costs.
- We can also use thermal imaging to find heating loss in residential and commercial buildings, to save you money.
WHAT IS THERMAL IMAGING?
Thermal imaging is the process of scanning an area and its heat, to create images using infrared technology. These images help us understand what is otherwise not visible, and help us pinpoint questionable spots.
In our line of work at ACS Underground Solutions, we use thermal imaging to help us detect water leaks, steam leaks, and electrical problems.
HOW IS THERMAL IMAGING COMPLETED?
Our technicians go out with thermal imaging cameras and complete a scan where needed. Depending on the situation, multiple readings may be necessary.
Sometimes readings need to be taken at day, other times at night. We do this to get the most accurate reading, that can create an image for analysis. We use these results to pinpoint the source of a hidden leak or an electrical issue.
IS THERMAL IMAGING SAFE?
Yes, it’s safe and noninvasive. Our trained technicians will go out to a home or business, and scan the area in question without causing damage.
A benefit of this powerful and noninvasive technology is that unnecessary excavations can be prevented. This saves companies and homeowners time and money.
It also helps owners find the source of the problem faster so that it can be fixed as soon as possible without causing further damage.
IS THERMAL IMAGING ACCURATE FOR LEAK DETECTION?
Yes, it’s a reliable tool in our leak detection strategy. There’s a subtle temperature difference caused by the liquid, which we can follow.
Water chooses the path of least resistance, so the source of a leak may be far from any visible evidence. Infrared technology helps us follow the hidden trail and pinpoint the area in question.
Owners can then focus on this area to solve the problem, while excess damage and repair work to surrounding areas can be minimized.
WE CAN SUCCESSFULLY DETECT HTHW LEAKS AND SNOWMELT SYSTEM LEAKS
For leaks – if the problem is located underground or throughout the building, infrared technology can successfully aid our technicians in finding the source of the problem by displaying questionable areas of different temperatures.
IS THERMAL IMAGING ACCURATE IN FINDING ELECTRICAL DEFECTS?
Yes, because often an early sign of an electrical issue is an increase in temperature. Cold spots can signal problems, too, and shouldn’t be ignored.
Infrared technology can find areas of excess heat so that issues can be fixed early on. Detecting hot spots on fuse panels and electrical systems can save you time and money, by allowing you to correct the problem before parts fail or pose a hazard.
THERMAL IMAGING FOR LEAK DETECTION AND DEFECTS | CT, NY, NJ, MA, RI
If you suspect you have an HTHW leak, snowmelt system leak, or hot spots in your fuse panel – contact our team today to find the source of the problem.
ACS Underground Solutions has been serving CT, NY, NJ, MA, and RI commercial and residential clients since 1997.
For thermal imaging in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, contact us online or call us at 203-544-7190.