As a home or business owner, one of the worst problems you could run into is that of a water leak that's gone undetected for a long period of time. Not only can water leaks cause costly foundation damage, but they may also lead to dangerous mold growth. The best way to detect a water leak is to utilize thermal imaging technology.
What is Thermal Imaging Technology?
Thermal imaging can be used for a variety of purposes, but the main use of this technology is to assess and display differentials in temperature both on and below the surface of various materials. By simply using a thermal imaging camera, it's possible to visually identify areas of extreme heat and cold.
Uses for Thermal Imaging Technology in Plumbing
Perhaps one of the most common ways in which thermal imaging is used is to detect water leaks that may be hidden in walls or under floors. Specifically, thermal imaging leak detection in Gauteng can be used to survey a home or businesses plumbing system and find a leak that would otherwise be undetectable. As a result, the leak can be repaired before any major or expensive damage is done, thus saving owners a great deal of money and hassle down the road. Thermal imaging may also be able to detect:
- Defective plumbing components
- Active and inactive leaks
Without thermal imaging technology, property owners might not know that they have a plumbing problem until the issue became so major that there is visible water damage showing up on walls, ceilings, or floors. Furthermore, without thermal imaging, a plumber would need to cut into a home's ceiling boards and even walls, to search for leaks and other problems - which would result in a great deal of unnecessary and expensive damage.
Schedule an Inspection
If you're a Gauteng business or home owner - even if you don't notice any potential signs of water damage - it's a good idea to schedule a plumbing inspection that includes a thermal imaging assessment at least once a year. This way, you can detect any problems before they get to be too large and you can enjoy additional peace of mind as a home or business owner.
Fortunately, when it comes to plumbing professionals that have thermal imaging technology available to them, you don't have to look far. We have all the tools and technology needed to perform this type of leak detection at your home or business premises.