You have a leaking pipe somewhere in your home. You don’t see any wet areas, but suddenly your water bill went up significantly. So, what do you do now? You contact a plumber. Unable to locate the exact area where the leak is initially, your plumber tirelessly travels further into your home’s pipes. Now they are telling you they will have to put a hole in your drywall or pull up your rugs. By the end of the experience, you have bills from a contractor who has been hired to fix the damages, a professional cleaner to remove hazardous water damage, and of course the plumber who fixed your pipes. Now imagine if there was a way to pinpoint the problem area in your pipe without all of this time, money, and damage. At Spectrum Cleaning and Restoration, we know a modern way to work with plumbers and prevent you from having to deal with unnecessary work or bills. It’s called thermal imaging technology, and we’re proud to offer this state-of-the-art service to our customers in Fort Myers, as well as the surrounding communities like Cape Coral, Estero, and Bonita Springs. Read on to learn more about how Spectrum Cleaning and Restoration, your remediation and restoration specialists in Southwest Florida, uses thermal imagining technology to work with your plumber.
What is Thermal Imaging Technology?
Thermal imaging entails using a sensory device, which detects longwave length infrared radiation. This type of radiation, which is invisible to the human eye, is given off by objects. Our technology detects this radiation, then converts it into a clear, visible image through an infrared camera.
Now, you might be wondering, how does this device assist with plumbing problems? First and foremost, it allows us to scan nearly the entire plumbing system of your home or business and identify any areas where there is an issue–all without the chance of any potential demolition. Thermal imaging is able to detect problems such as clogs, cracks, and loosened pipe joints, all of which put off a different temperature. This technology can also identify hidden leaks: behind walls, under floorboards, or in ceilings. Even if leaks in these areas haven’t created stains or discoloration, they will show up under thermal imaging because of the discrepancy in temperature.
Thermal imaging infrared cameras can be used by many different types of professionals. Electricians use them to determine hot spots or areas where wiring has gone dead. Law enforcement uses thermal imaging to search for missing people in water, determine where a body has been buried, or detect other evidence at a crime scene that would be unseen to the naked eye. Thermal imaging also has a variety of applications in the medical world—to detect intestinal blockages, circulatory problems, identify risk of heart disease, and more. At Spectrum Cleaning and Restoration, we use thermal imaging to focus on what we know best—finding areas of moisture that may go unseen or undetected otherwise, leaving your home vulnerable to mold and mildew.
Spectrum Cleaning and Restoration offers a wide range of services that are available 24/7. With our expertly trained team, we know that our modern thermal imaging inspections are just part of the reason you should consider our company for any of your restoration and remediation needs. To find out more or schedule your own inspection today, call our office in Fort Myers today at (239) 910-6381.