CEDABSPECTHERMA

S P E C T H E R M A Perth Infrared Thermographic Services

S P E C T H E R M A will find leaks behind

walls, and detect damaged

or missing insulation

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S P E C T H E R M A will find cold, wet, mouldy

spots in your home

S P E C T H E R M A protects

the environment, saves energy

and money at the same time when 

the cost of electricity is continually rising

 Non-invasive method

We can check what's behind your walls

 

OVERVIEW

Perth Infrared Thermal Building Surveys

What technology does Spectherma use?

S P E C T H E R M A uses high performance, state of the art,  thermographic equipment to measure the energy emitted by everything that has a temperature above -273°C.  With infrared camera one can see what humans cannot normally see. The camera measures the heat in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum (8-14µm).

Infrared inspection is a non-invasive,  fast and effective method to detect moisture intrusion in the building's structure. It doesn't directly detect the mould, rather it may be used to find moisture where mould could develop.

The non-invasive survey produces the picture of a building and shows the areas of:

  • Building Heat Loss

  • Moisture, Mould and Leaks behind the walls, floors and roof

  • Missing or Damaged insulation

  • Leaking pipes

  • Hot and Overloaded electrical switchboards and electrical appliances

The detection of moisture behind the walls with an infrared thermal camera is very easy under right conditions. The temperature difference created  by the presence of moisture on the inside surface of a wall will appear differently than the surrounding area.

As a building inspection investigation tool, thermography captures two-dimensional images of the apparent temperature of walls and roof, and reveals anomalies in them that can indicate the presence of moisture as building cools after having been under a thermal load. 

This happens due to fact that water conducts and stores heat better than most building materials. So, when a roof or wall cools, wet or dump areas cool slower than dry areas and show up as "hot spots" on the images.

The presence of moisture in the building envelopes, whether from leakage or condensation, can have a very bad complications. For instance, moisture in the insulation decreases insulating properties, causing heating and/or cooling losses and wasting energy. Moisture can also cause structural damage and increase the growth of mould, whereas the leakage from the roof can destroy the building's contents.

The moisture and leak inspection begins with checking the outside walls and roofs of buildings. The significant thermal gradient (15 or 20%) between the inside and outside is essential in order to detect thermal anomalies attributable to the differences in heat capacity between the materials of construction and the additional moisture load.

All the potential wet spots in exterior walls and roofs are further checked by the inspection inside the building, where we use thermography to pinpoint moisture in walls and ceilings caused by leaks, water pipe breaks and other water producing causes. Thermography very fast and effectively highlights all the problematic areas where material needs to be dried or replaced.

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