Infrared Detects Piping Issues Behind Walls

pipe leaks

The problem faced by most property owners is that any moisture behind the walls, over ceilings, and under the floors are often impossible to detect until the problem is excessive and obviously visible. But, by then it’s too late and all damaged surfaces must now be replaced, along with the pipes that caused the damage. Small supply pipe leaks or waste line seepage's are common sources of water accumulation that may easily cause Mold growth in an average indoor environment in as little as 24 hours, without you even knowing about it.


infrared line

This ceiling looks good until my infrared camera picks up small pipe leaks.

Minor pipe leaks, stress corrosion and pipes with pinholes can go undetected for quite a while. There is no practical way to permanently eliminate all supply and waste pipe leaks due to the wear and tear these hidden pipes go through. The only way you’re going to control any moisture accumulation from your concealed or aged problematic piping is to perform an annual infrared inspection.


infrared line

Infrared scanning detects a hot water leak under jacuzzi

thermal imaging detects tub leak


Moisture tends to be cooler or warmer than normal construction materials, depending on the environmental conditions. This means that all wet materials can generally be detected by an infrared camera and therefore detect conditions that promote Mold growth.


Mold related problems can be detected before any Mold is visible to the naked eye or detectable by the nose. Thermal (IR) Imaging will provide you with valuable diagnostic tools for all construction related problems associated with moisture intrusion from pipes and will eliminate Mold growth if the problem is detected on time. Keep you and your family safe from any hidden Mold accumulation.


Consider having your concealed water supply and waste pipes thermally scanned on an annual basis.


Massachusetts Infrared (Thermal) Imaging

Views: 276

Tags: detecting, imaging, infrared, leaks, massachusetts, pipe, thermal

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.

Latest Activity

Rob Madden, Solar Home Broker posted a blog post

Phoenix 3rd Quarter Solar Resale Statistics Continue to Impress

Phoenix solar home sales were up during the third quarter of 2014, including the resale of homes…See More
3 hours ago
Everblue posted a status
"Green job alert! Energy Auditor in Baltimore, MD with Advanced Green Home Solutions. Check it out: http://bit.ly/1xhQuXO"
4 hours ago
Chris Clay replied to Isaiah Borel's discussion Blown Cellulose VS Blown Fiberglass in the Attic
"The Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks, AK has alot of information about this…"
4 hours ago
Richard L. Sanderson replied to Bud Poll's discussion Inconsistant Local Authority
"Bud: I like the idea of a third party review board. My own experience in local government is that…"
12 hours ago
Matthew Lutz commented on Kaplan Clean Tech's blog post The Difference Between Home Inspection and Energy Auditing [Infographic]
"I would have to agree with Steve on this.  I am a Certified Energy Manager and have performed…"
17 hours ago
Matthew Lutz joined Diane Chojnowski's group
Thumbnail

Hall of Shame

In this group, members share an array of images from the field, showing the kinds of issues…See More
17 hours ago
Matthew Lutz replied to Kari Sauder's discussion Easy Water Heater Venting in the group Hall of Shame
"I have been in the HVAC trade since 1986. I have recently completed a Home or Real Estate…"
17 hours ago
Susan E. Buchan posted an event

EEBA Houses That Work at Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park

November 3, 2014 from 8am to 4:30pm
Registration: 8:00 amSession: 8:30 am to 4:30 pmWorkshop Covers:Introduction to EEBA and its…See More
22 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service