Water leaks, condensation and other types of unwanted problems indoors are often tricky situations. Identifying the source of heat loss and/or moisture without damaging walls or other building elements poses unique challenges.
But if left untreated, the water can damage the very foundation of your home or building. Water damage can come from a variety of sources, including:
- Seasonal humidity
- Pipe leaks
A damage-free way to find the source of your water problem is to use thermal imaging.
Thermal imaging cannot see water hiding behind walls. But what it does show is different temperatures to demonstrate where the water is at so you can follow the water to its source. Even a slight difference in the temperature can tell you that something isn’t quite right.
Identifying Moisture Patterns
Locating moisture is one of the most challenging things to detect within a building. Often, people don’t realize the water is there until it starts dripping somewhere or causing clear signs of mold.
Skilled thermal imaging companies know how to read the signs of a thermal image pattern. For example, if a technician sees an inverted triangle pattern that goes down your walls, that shows that the water is spreading downward.
Ceilings thermal patterns might not make clear shapes like wall patters do, but the thermal image will still help in identifying the source based on the location and temperature pattern. You can see flooding, hot water pipe leaks, and more using thermal imaging.
Advantages of Finding Water Leaks Using Thermal Imaging Technology
There are many types of leak detection methods that help locate leak sources. Using the right tool based on the environment of the suspected leak will help you find it efficiently and with the best location accuracy.
At ACS Underground Solutions, we use microphones, correlators and logging devices to further inform us about where your leaks are.
Thermal imaging technology is outstanding because it provides the following advantages when seeking out leaks efficiently.
- Can be used for walls, floors, ceilings and flat roofs
- Might also show locations of exterior property heat loss to improve energy efficiency
- Helps inspect large areas with incredible speed
- Non-destructive, minimally disruptive way to find leaks or water damage
- Improves your energy bills by aiding you in fixing the leak to lower your water expenses
ACS Underground Solutions provides a variety of leak detection services, including thermal imaging. From finding swimming pool leaks to common pipe leaks, we can locate even the most complicated and hidden causes of water damage. Contact us now to schedule your leak detection service or to learn more about our services.
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ACS Underground Solutions is private family owned consulting company with decades of experience and expertise in Water Line Leak Detection, Underground Utility Locating with GPR, Underground Storage Tank Locating, Concrete Imaging & Scanning, Drain Pipe Inspections and Infrared Thermal Imaging Services. Additionally we can locate Underground Storage Tanks, perform Concrete Imaging & Scanning with Ground Penetrating Radar, Video Pipe Inspections of Drain Lines and Sewer Lines and Thermal Imaging Services. ACS Underground Solutions serves Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. CALL US TODAY FOR YOUR NEXT UNDERGROUND SURVEY IN CONNECTICUT (CT) AT 203-544-7190.