One of the quickest growing thermal imaging/infrared technology applications, using infrared cameras in home and building inspections has been hailed as the most significant advancement in home inspections since the advent of the ultrasonic leak detector.
Thermal imaging equipment is used to perform effective, non-contact inspections of the potentially affected areas in conjunction with other detection equipment. Also known as infrared thermography, this technology is used for structural building diagnostics among other uses. Thermal imaging can help with radiant floor leak detection in slabs since infrared can show actual images of exactly where issues may need to be addressed. Thermal imaging uses infrared technology to detect very small differences in temperature. This incredible thermal image technology makes the thermal signatures visible where they wouldn't be able to be seen with the naked eye.