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Detect Water Leaks with Thermal Imaging

 

Most property owners often face one common problem: moisture over ceilings, behind walls and under surfaces and floors is normally impossible to detect until late when the problem is already excessive. That’s when it becomes visible to the naked eye.

Such moisture usually comes from leaks from plumbing fixtures, fittings and pipes. Leaks lead to significant wastage of water and subsequently inflate the water bills. These leaks also cause extensive damage to building material. Even the smallest water leakage can create major problems that may endanger the lives of occupants if not repaired soon.

Regardless of the nature of the leak in your facility, the problems they cause are always serious:

 

1. Moisture intrusion

It destroys building material and belongings, and causes uncomfortable surges in indoor humidity. Moisture also tends to trigger the growth of mildew as well as dangerous moulds.

2. Thermal loss

A lot of hating energy escapes through undetected gaps into the outside environment.

3. Equipment failures

Leaking water may corrode metallic appliances in both homes and industrial environments.

 

It is important to address leaks before they spread their damage. But repairing leaks can be a serious headache: they’re never easy to find!

Most facilities in Singapore have most of their plumbing pipes much hidden from sight – often behind walls, in service rooms or behind floorboards. You might start to suspect that there is a leak in your house when your water bills hit the roof or if there is a steep decline in water pressure.

Yet even then, it becomes really difficult to tell where the leak could be. Such leaks typically become visible in various positions within the property, yet they usually originate from other areas that are generally hidden within the buildings structure.

This is something you just cannot guess where it’s happening. While it’s often been difficult to investigate and remove moulds and infestations that are not yet visible in structures, leak detection technology is now available. Thermal imaging technology is now used in Singapore to do what was once impossible: detect leak problems in time.

 

How it works

 

The thermal imaging leak detection survey works by pinpointing and monitoring heat signatures.

Notice that thermal imagers do not measure temperature. Rather, they measure radiated heat signature from which a temperature is derived based on the quantity of energy they detect. All objects with a temperature above absolute zero emits an infrared radiation. As such, thermography or thermal imaging makes it possible to see objects within an environment even without visible illumination.

The amount of radiation that each object emits increases as temperature increases. This allows you to see variations in temperature displayed in different colours in a thermo graphic camera. These cameras use infrared wavelengths to measure the thermal signature of an area. It can be just a small area like a power switch box, or as big as an entire building envelope.

The data collected on the camera is displayed in the form of a visual image that colourises heat. This makes it fast and easy to isolate thermal variance.

Objects in these infrared-wavelength cameras are referred to as thermographs. They reveal a spectrum of thermal signatures that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye. This is why the technology is particularly invaluable for spotting hidden structural problems. It enables us to pre-empt structural, electrical or mechanical faults. We also track the extent of water or structural damage.

They can also detect cracks on the wall or energy loss by use of thermal imaging. We will help you locate leaks, water ingress, anomalies and subterranean materials; whether it is underfloor or on the roof. All this is very crucial to limitation of damage since you can have any leakage repaired before it spreads out.

 

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Water leak problems that are suitable for Thermal Imaging

 

 Damaged pipes in walls

Roof leaks

Leaking balcony

Locate hot and cold pipes in walls

Insulation issues in walls and ceiling

Failed water proofing membranes

Floor heating problems

Locating dampness in walls and floors

Leaking shower bases and bath seals

Leaks through windows and doors

Testing solar hot water panels

Leaking pools and spas

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