Uses of Infrared Detection

Structures and buildings can be plagued by problems that are often impossible to detect by simple visual inspection alone. These problems can include but are not limited to:

  • Moisture damage due to aging piping systems, poor installation practices, and ice dams.
  • Energy loss through insulation ‘holes’ such as those found in roofs or around windows.
  • New construction causing disruption of systems already in place.

How Infrared Detection Works

Utilizing state of the art infrared thermography, Leak Masters is able to offer a thermal image of each structure and locate, with accuracy, the exact location of any structural issues not readily seen without this technology. Leak Masters offers a unique service for businesses that want to assure they have a sound structure around them. We offer home inspection, leak detection, and energy audits which, all lead to energy savings. See the examples below to understand how infrared detection works both inside and outside your building.

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The small blue lines indicate a water leak that is just starting. Finding leaks while they are still small can help prevent further expensive damage.

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The blue image shows leaking water under a parking lot. At this repair facility, water would surface from under the asphalt. The infrared camera was used to detect the area of the water main break.

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Leaks can hide under exterior siding and cause it to go bad in this image.

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Leaking hot water lines are shown in red underneath a slab floor.

small-blue-water-leaks-behind-interior-wall

The small blue lines indicate a water leak that is just starting. Finding leaks while they are still small can help prevent further expensive damage.

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Untreated water leaks will continue to grow as shown by this interior wall image. The leak is in blue behind the sheetrock.

For more information about infrared and other leak detection services, contact your local Leakmaster’s expert online or toll free at (206) 455-9700.

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