Contrary to the belief thermal imaging is not a superpower like superman's x-ray vision. Thermal imaging simply see's infra-red radiation - heat.
Our eyes are light detectors and represent the world we see as colours, but our eyes only detect a very small part of the electromagnetic light spectrum known as visible light. There are, however, other wavelengths/ parts of the spectrum that are invisible to our eyes such as infrared.
The Infra-red part of the electromagnetic spectrum lies between visible light and microwaves, which are invisible to the human eye.
Thermal imaging cameras are specifically designed to capture infra-red radiation waves and display them as a visual image. When displayed temperature differences are visible as warm objects stand out against cooler objects or backgrounds.
Temperature differences occur within buildings due to many reasons such as; heat loss, poor thermal conductivity, air intrusion, plumbing leaks or moisture damage. A thermal imaging camera visually displays the temperatures of building components/fabric surfaces allowing often invisible, hidden defects to become apparent. This enables us to correctly identify problems or predict where problems may occur and provide appropriate repair.
Our thermal imaging surveys offer a non-invasive and non-destructive inspection with none or minimal disruption.
If you suspect a problem and require a survey please contact us.