What is a thermal camera and how does it help detect moisture?
We, Αποφράξεις Αναγνώστου are often called upon to solve the problem of humidity in various places. Humidity is the worst enemy of any home, office or shop, as it affects the quality of life and health of tenants or employees.
The biggest fear of our customers is whether we need to dig to find any leaks in water pipes, so that we can proceed to change pipes. Fortunately, technology is advancing and we, the professional plumbers, have at our disposal the life-saving thermal cameras.
Let’s see what role the thermal camera plays in detecting a leak that causes unwanted moisture, to show you that even a seemingly difficult humidity problem can be remedied with just a small intervention in your space.
How does a thermal camera work?
The thermal camera can visually capture the different temperatures of materials in the room. The cold materials are depicted in blue, the warmer in red and the high temperature in yellow.
The water in the different pipes has a different temperature. Therefore, it is easy to see the flow of water in the thermal camera, without first destroying the environment of your bathroom (tiles and other building elements) or another room where the problem is located.
What does the thermal camera help with?
Once we notice in the camera an irregular diffusion of water out of the pipes, then we have located the center of the problem, which is probably expressed as moisture and mold on the wall. Some work will definitely need to be done to repair the hydraulic damage.
What is certain, however, is that this work is limited to the point of leakage and not to the entire network of pipes in the area.
What does the thermal camera detect?
The thermal camera detects hidden leaks from water, heating and sewer pipes, which are difficult to detect without special equipment, and usually cause moisture and mold.
Especially in inaccessible places or places that are covered with structural elements (cement, tiles, marble), the thermal camera proves to be a savior for the owners.
A thermal camera detects leaks from:
- Radiators – Underfloor heating
- Water supply network
What we save with the thermal camera?
The thermal camera and its use to detect leaks is very important, mainly in terms of cost reduction and avoidance of useless work.
If you have a freshly renovated bathroom, it is a shame to have to do the tiling work again. Of course, you also save time, as the technical work is limited and you can return to normal everyday life extremely quickly.
Do not neglect the humidity. When there is moisture in a room, it is difficult for it to disappear on its own. Usually things get worse and the corrosion goes further as you leave it.
Call a team of professional plumbers today, who will solve the problem with the appropriate technology in hand. Apofraxeis Anagnostou serves you with the most suitable means and with a decade of experience in matters of plumbing.