Rain Leak Detection
The images before you were taken as part of an infrared-only job walk. The property was a single family home located in Los Angeles. To get a better idea of our scope, we were sent out to this house to perform Rain leak detection via the use of an infrared camera. Our clients were not interested in any destructive water testing at this point.
Infrared thermography False Positives
For the most part, the use of an infrared camera for rain leak detection is the best tool for this task. Infrared Thermography Inspections are the quickest and easiest way to locate rain leaking. One must take into consideration the fact that there are false positives everywhere throughout the house. False positives in thermography are air leaks which appear to be window, wall, door in the building.
Furthermore, the ability to immediately rule out these false positives is what separates a thermographer from just a guy with an expensive camera.
Benefits of thermography
The water intrusion within this building was significant. Throughout this building, water was observed in many areas. Areas such as under roofs, from storefront glass and even sub-grade leaks. An Infrared Thermography Inspection is essential in a first step approach to determining what areas of a building require any additional water intrusion testing. Moreover, and Infrared Thermography Inspection will create a sort of punch list, for a building owner to systematically address multiple trouble areas with one visit. Rain Leak Detection is one of the prime benefits with the use of an infrared camera.
Some of the tests we perform are;
- Rain Leak Detection
- Roof Inspections
- Wall inspections
- Fenestrations inspections
- Deck Inspections
- Shower Pan Inspections
Contact Mazza Testing for any infrared or Thermographic needs you may have in Residential or Commercial.
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