Building diagnostics enter the 21st century. Infrared thermal imaging is used around you every day by others. Firemen, Military, the Weatherman, your Doctor - and, now infrared inspectors like us, use infrared thermography to help you find issues.
It is based on some basic principles: All objects - even ice cubes - emit infrared energy (heat) as a function of their temperature. The human eye can't see it. Infrared cameras can. After detecting something abnormal, the thermal image is colorized for our benefit. Think of it like the Map on Election Night. You can easily see and understand - by the red & blue colors - what is going on and where. Infrared thermal imaging color codes the dots that make up a picture (thermogram) of your wall. So, you can understand if - and where - an object is hotter, colder, wetter, or drier. Without doing demo!
Firemen don't rely on 'hunches' to rescue a person in a burning building. He reaches for a thermal imaging camera because it is a proven, fast, and accurate.
The infrared camera 'sees' temperature differences of a scene. It creates a heat map. Every pixel is a color that represents a specific temperature that was measured.
Think of it like the Election Night Map: where you can see at a glance how states voted by the red or blue color
Thermal imaging uses colors the same way - where you can easily locate, isolate, and identify your target by its thermal signature compared those around it.
The United States Military has used infrared thermal imaging since the Korean war. We all have heard about night vision. But, the Armed Forces also use it for navigation, surveillance, and targeting purposes.
Sixty years later, the use of thermal imaging has crept into our TV screens in the form of your Daily Weather Maps. Infrared cameras fitted on satellites in outer space use infrared thermography technology to target the path of hurricanes to benefit and facilitate warnings
Doctors use thermal imaging to find issues such as tumors during breast exams. This eliminates needless exposure to radiation. Infrared thermography has other uses where (see image) thermal signatures reveal underlying issues without having to perform an invasive surgery.
Tired of paying for repairs that don't work. Fed up with guesswork? Are you still living with messes because you can't find the source of a water leak or locate an issue hidden inside your walls or floor?
Our infrared inspections use state-of-the-art infrared cameras to perform SMART SCANS that give you HARD-COPY EVIDENCE. Not excuses and alibis.
A water leak - and the resulting water damage - is the 2nd-most destructive event that can happen to your home or business next to having a fire. That's because water intrusion hidden inside a wall - often goes undetected until it is too late. At this point, the water leak in wall causes structural damage, rotting, odors, mildew, and the potential for MOLD to colonize. This can seriously affect your air quality and your wallet.
SMART SCANS is an infrared imaging service we offer where an infrared camera is used as a leak detector. Think of your structure as a 'block of Swiss Cheese' . It's full of HOLES. Only, in this case, you can't see them (they are hidden inside walls etc.) Our thermal Energy Audit scan will SHOW YOU LEAKS IN REAL-TIME : like missing insulation, infiltration of hot outside air (in the summer) and drafts (cold air in the winter), leaky windows, and other energy 'nose-bleeds' that are a drain on your budget. You can't fix what you can't see. We help you get it done with accurate thermal imaging inspections
Stucco or EIFS (synthetic stucco) have gotten a 'bad rap' in the news lately - and for good reason. A national Class Action Lawsuit brought out how up to 90% of the EIFS homes built in the 1990's FAILED. Meaning that water leaks would infiltrate the stucco, get into the wall cavity, and COULD NOT GET OUT. A proper EIFS / Stucco Survey should also include infrared imaging to show where the destructive water intrusion is without having to remove the stucco randomly. Don't buy a property without having us perform a Smart Scan.
The US Department of Energy says that LEAKY DUCTS ARE THE TOP ENERGY WASTER. In fact, an official said, "it's a big deal when ducts leak. Research studies from DOE (click link below to read article) uncovered that about 30-40 percent of the air traveling through your ducts leaks,” That's a lot of waste - if you are the one paying to cool that air that reaches the room it was targeted to cool. Destin Infrared offers Smart Scans based on Infrared leak detection to simplify matters. These Infrared Home Inspections can pinpoint WHAT these leaks look like, WHERE they are, and clarifying HOW to fix them. What could be easier? Be Green & start saving today.
Subterranean termites, who build their colonies in the soil, are attracted to moisture. Standing water in or around your home's foundation creates an attractive environment for these termites. Also, a water leak from leaky pipes or events causing water intrusion are more than just a plumbing issue. You should address them before they create an opportunity for termite infestation. Our Smart Scan program offers Infrared Leak Detection surveys that can help protect the investment in your home from termite damage resulting from their attraction to a water leak.
Are you smelling earthy, musty odors? Do you have high humidity levels in your home ? Seeing visible signs of a 'fuzzy' growth on surfaces or on furniture? If so, you need to contact a licensed, certified Mold Professional - because this is a potentially serious issue. 1) Knowing IF YOU HAVE MOLD is the first step. 2) Next, your expert will have a lab determine WHAT TYPE MOLD YOU HAVE 3) Then -if the organism has been identified as harmful, you need a professional PLAN FOR MOLD REMOVAL
KNOWING IF YOU HAVE A MOLD ISSUE is important. You also need to know WHAT KIND OF MOLD IS IT? And, finally, WHERE IS IT? (SO THAT YOU CAN EFFECTIVELY TREAT THE SYMPTOM)
BUT, TREATING 'SYMPTOMS' DOES NOT RESULT IN A 'CURE' (as in a 'fix' or a solution to anything)
Here's where the introduction of Infrared thermal imaging cameras into a water disaster scenario or full-blown mold issue can help: 1) they accurately map out suspect areas. 2) They isolate the bad areas from the good ones not needing repair. 3) they save you money - because they minimize the destructive nature of wholesale demo during remediation. There is no need to randomly dismantle walls to check the conditions hidden inside. Because the infrared camera finds, measures, and maps out what is going on. It often reveals the extent of the water damage - and can pinpoint the broken pipe in the wall or identify the roof leak that led to the mold growth to begin with.
You would never dream of buying a property blindfolded. That is like playing pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey for money. Buying an investment property - or your home - can be tricky. No two homes are alike. And, it's what you can't see that you need to worry about. An infrared home inspection can SAVE YOU THOUSANDS more than what they cost because an expert using a thermal imaging camera can picks up on issues hidden deep inside walls: These range from a water leak, to electrical hot-spots from faulty wiring, to missing insulation, to excessive moisture (leading to mold and insect infestation)
Infrared imaging prevents wasteful demo
Thermal imaging detects problems quickly and safely and is non-invasive. So, by using an infrared inspection service you get your answers without primitive dismantling techniques. Why pay contractors to 'punch holes' in your drywall to investigate the cause of a leak? We give you HARD COPY EVIDENCE without disrupting your life and the services of your home.
Our Infrared Smart Scans help you to isolate areas that need be fixed - from the unaffected areas. Thermal imaging inspections efficiently find issues - and how extensive they are. That minimizes the cost of repairs. Bottom line: You are able to fix only the areas where it is needed. You eliminate waste, messes, and stress.