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Thermal Imaging – A Non-Invasive Way to Inspect a Building

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Thermography, or thermal survey, is a non-invasive way to inspect a building. Using infrared technology, a thermographic survey (or ‘thermal heat loss’ or ‘cold spot’ survey) detects invisible radiation that is emitted by objects and surfaces that are not visible to the human eye. This information can be used to identify a variety of faults, including damp penetration and cold bridging, as well as helping with energy efficiency and monitoring the drying process after water damage.

The survey is carried out either inside or outside the property, depending on what the assessor feels would give the best results under certain weather conditions. During windy weather, it can be harder to detect temperature differences on the exterior surface of walls. Inside surveys tend to be more accurate, as warm air that is escaping from a building does not always move through the wall in a straight line, so a problem detected in one area of an inside wall might actually originate somewhere else on the other side of the same wall.

Maximizing Efficiency: The Importance of a Comprehensive Thermal Survey

Using a thermal imager, our thermographers can easily locate cold spots in a cavity wall, where there is insufficient insulation and identify the causes of condensation within buildings that can lead to black mold. They can also check the installation of insulation, ensuring that it is of the correct thickness and in a suitable location. In conjunction with air tightness testing, a thermal survey can be a very rapid method of finding air leaks within a building structure and is highly effective when combined with a condensation indexing calculation to assess the risk of black mould induction.

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