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Thermal Imaging Leak Detection

Detecting leaks is not always so simple as noticing water damage or smelling strange odors. This is particularly true if a leak may be originating from a pipe hidden in structural materials – in this case, a variety of specialist equipment is required to locate the leak. One method to help detect these leaks is a thermal imaging camera, which looks for differences in surface temperatures to locate a leak. A thermal imaging camera will show any cases where water is at a different temperature than the other mass of building materials (such as walls, floors, etc). Thermal imaging allows us to find pipe runs that are buried in sub-floors and other areas. The thermal imaging cameras are non-invasive, which allows us to cover space quickly with minimum disruption.

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Picture on the left shows area, picture on the right shows the pipe runs in the heated floor.

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Picture of the left shows area, picture on the right shows the leak under the finished floor.

How Does Thermal Imaging Work?

Thermal Imaging can help find water leaks in walls and other areas – even before they become visible. With thermal imaging, we can trace the leak back to the source, finding the area that needs to be repaired more efficiently. Sometimes, the place where you see a problem or damage is not the source of the leak, and thermal imaging can help to pinpoint exactly where the leak is coming from.

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Left – Shows where slab line is leaking down the inside of the home
Right – Shows what it looks like without thermal camera

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Left – Shows water line leak under asphalt     Right – Shows area without thermal camera

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How Thermal Imaging Locates Leaks

Thermal imaging is a sneaky way to find out the hidden source of leaks. By using an infrared camera, we can look at areas in the home that aren’t accessible. By determining the location prior, you can avoid damaging your home from location misconception.

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