Thermal Imaging Moisture Detection in Flood Damage Restoration

Companies that use thermal imaging moisture detection for flood damage restoration have the edge when it comes to locating, documenting, and saving money for you and the insurance company on water damage restoration. Before the invention of thermal imaging, fully repairing water damage was often tricky and incomplete unless the interior of the roof, walls and flooring were fully revealed. Today, thermal imaging can be used to properly detect water intrusions and weaknesses that indicate damage has occurred.

How does it work?

Thermal imaging works on the basic principle of reveal sources of heat which are used in a number of different applications. For example, thermal detection is often used at night to see people or animals that are normally protected by the darkness.

In the use of water damage detection, thermal imaging reveals where the heat is leaving or entering a building roof, walls or even flooring which in turn shows where potential water damage may be hiding. On the roof for example, a trained technician using a thermal imaging device can see where the heat is escaping the building and see the weaknesses that may be present. Finding the areas where the heat loss is at its highest means that the roof may be compromised and need to be addressed.

The same applies to the walls and flooring of a structure as well. Thermal imaging can find where moisture is hiding under the surface which can zero in on where restoration is needed to properly address the problem. Once found, some of the best de-humidifiers are the Phoenix 200 HTs which allow structures to dry out quickly while causing far less damage than many of its contemporary products.

The Advantages of Using Thermal Imaging for Flood Damage Restoration

There are several advantages to using this technology. For the most part, thermal imaging is used when the home has been compromised by water because of flooding or when water intrusion is suspected.

Speed: Using a thermal imaging device, especially in the hands of a trained professional, is relatively quick and simple. A single scan can reveal where heat is being lost to an excessive degree or where moisture is hiding under the surface. This means that a structure can be surveyed quickly and the damage assessed more accurately in a fraction of the time compared to old fashioned detection techniques.

Locality: Flood damage is rarely uniform in any home or building. There will be certain areas compromised with others remain dry and safe. With thermal imaging, these areas will be quickly detected and addressed. Before, it was usually the case that a great deal more had to be exposed, including places untouched by water that caused higher restoration bills.

Method: Not only are the areas compromised by water detected, the source of the damage can be addressed more directly by using the proper methods. For example, damage under the flooring may be due to flooding, a leaky pipe or perhaps some other source. Thermal imaging can quickly detect and determine where the water is coming from so it can be properly addressed.

When you have incurred damage from any water source, then you will want to call the company that offers thermal imaging testing for flood damage restoration to best locate and address the moisture in your home. Call right away (480) 522-2506 and save money on your flood damage restoration service.
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