Infrared leak detection is powerful technology that can spot the signs of a leak before major damage can occur. While most people associate this service with their plumbing system, it has many other applications as well. For example, it can be used to spot a leak in a roof, such as after a severe thunderstorm. If caught early enough, the roof can be repaired before mold and rot start to develop.
What is Infrared Leak Detection?
Infrared leak detection is a tool that produced infrared light, which is invisible to the human eye. It shows the heat – or lack thereof – emitted by objects such as pipes and parts of a home’s structure. The type of system typically includes a camera that looks somewhat like a camcorder. This camera produces a picture that is monitored by a technician viewing a monitor. When used correctly, this system can provide an early warning of potential water retention so that the proper action can be taken to fix the problem.
Traditional inspections consist of a lot of guesswork and destruction of property. In order to find a leak using this method, professionals often need to tear out sections of a roof before they find the source of a problem.
If you are thinking of buying a home, this type of inspection can uncover potential leaks that can result in a great deal of damage if not properly addressed. This can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs and, in severe cases, can even compromise the integrity of the structure. If you have no plans to move but live in an area that was recently struck by a hailstorm, infrared leak detection can be an invaluable tool that could help you save a great deal of money.
Get in touch with Reichelt Plumbing if you would like to schedule an appointment for infrared leak detection. Contact us online or call Reichelt Plumbing at (219) 322-4906 or (708) 856-8518.