Why We Use Thermal Imaging Cameras
Mr. Restore is dedicated to providing the best possible service to our community, which includes using the best technology and equipment. One of the most useful tools that our technicians utilize is thermal imaging cameras for water damage restoration and remediation. This piece of advanced technology allows us to find moisture in your property that may not be visible to the naked eye. The only part of the electromagnetic spectrum we can see is visible light. Visible light is also a very small part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Infrared radiation (IR) has a larger percentage. We need specialized equipment if we want to be able to see everything in the spectrum.
What Is a Thermal Imaging Camera?
Everything absorbs, reflects, and, occasionally, transmits energy at different levels. Different materials give off hot or cold energy at different rates.
Thermal imaging cameras are heat-sensitive equipment. This means that they measure radiated infrared energy and convert the data into maps that correspond with temperatures. This produces an image that is called a thermogram. These can be analyzed through a process called thermography. They can be used for immediate use or processed further through specialized software for evaluation, accuracy, and report output. Thermal imaging cameras provide a new level of measuring temperature. They give a picture showing the temperature differences of a surface instead of numbers for the temperature.
When Is It Used And How Does It Work?
Thermal imaging cameras were first developed for the military in the Korean War. They have since been put to use in other fields and have been very helpful.
Firefighters use them to:
- See through smoke
- Find people
- Localize hotspots of fires
Law enforcement uses them to:
- Manage surveillance activities
- Locate and apprehend suspects
- Investigate crime scenes
- Conduct search and rescue operations
Power line maintenance technicians use them to locate overheating joints and parts. This can eliminate potential failures. Building construction technicians can see heat leaks with them and can improve the efficiency of cooling or heating a building. They are also commonly used by home inspectors.
They are especially used in the water restoration business. Thermal imaging testing can be used on water damage projects. It can help to assess existing water damage and to pinpoint any possible moisture issues. The device’s accuracy makes it valuable to professionals in the restoration and remediation industry.
Why Mr Restore Uses Thermal Imaging Cameras
Thermal imaging cameras have a specific use in the water damage restoration and remediation industry. They are used to find area’s that are susceptible to moisture problems. Water damage is not always visible and it is important to see which areas are more affected. Mr. Restore is aware of this and uses Flir thermal imaging cameras to help identify moisture areas. This helps to make our water damage evaluation more accurate.
Thermal imaging testing focuses on infrared radiation. This radiation is released by both people and objects. Thermal imaging testing shows the contrast of warm objects and cooler ones very clearly since more radiation is discharged with higher temperatures.
Condensation can potentially cause secondary water damage issues to a structure that normally would go unnoticed. Thermal imaging cameras can locate the condensation. Mr. Restore’s thermal imaging technology, along with other diagnostic tools of the trade, helps us better find water damage situations. By finding these areas of moisture early on, Mr. Restore can reduce the cost of repairs.
We use the most up to date technology in the industry to help better serve our customers. If you find your home or business suffering from water, fire, or storm damage, contact Mr Restore immediately. Our experienced technicians will be at your property within 60 minutes to assess the damage and begin the restoration process.