Thermo infrared scanning is done to determine if walls, floors and ceilings show signs of active moisture problems.
Infrared thermography helps MoldPro to locate many moisture problems in their early stages often before they can be seen or found in any other way.
Infrared thermography, thermal imaging, and thermal video are examples of infrared imaging science. Thermal imaging cameras detect radiation in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum (roughly 9000–14,000 nanometers or 9–14 µm) and produce images of that radiation, called thermograms. Since infrared radiation is emitted by all objects above absolute zero according to the black body radiation law, thermography makes it possible to see one’s environment with or without visible illumination. The amount of radiation emitted by an object increases with temperature; therefore, thermography allows one to see variations in temperature. When viewed through a thermal imaging camera, warm objects stand out well against cooler backgrounds.
Thermography has a long history, although its use has increased dramatically with the residential, commercial and industrial applications of the past fifty years. MoldPro Inc. can see thermal signatures that indicate heat leaks in faulty thermal insulation and can use the results to improve the efficiency of heating and air-conditioning units.
Borescopes are used for inspection work where the area to be inspected is inaccessible by other means. Borescopes are commonly used in the visual inspection inside walls where the moisture meter indicated a high level of moisture.
A borescope is an optical device consisting of a rigid or flexible tube with an eyepiece on one end, an objective lens on the other linked together by a relay optical system in between. The optical system is usually surrounded by optical fibers used for illumination of the remote object. An internal image of the illuminated object is formed by the objective lens and magnified by the eyepiece which presents it to the viewer’s eye.
Many people call MoldPro with the concern that they smell mold but have no idea where it comes from. The borescope will find mold anywhere were a human can’t reach.