Underground water leaks can cause severe damage to the foundation and other parts of a building. It is also hard detecting leaks due to the fact that they are under the concrete foundation or buried in the ground.
It is hard to locate and fix a water leak underground without damaging the concrete foundation or digging up the ground. This can create even more problems aside from just the plumbing.
The good news is, with modern technology, there is no need to dig through soil or destroy the concrete. With Thermal Imaging, water leak detection is a lot easier and what’s more, you can pinpoint the leak without damaging the foundations and integrity of your building.
Thermal Imaging takes place with a device that is able to produce an image or video that shows the problem areas of the scanned space. It gives the user or operator a complete view of the plumbing system up to a few feet below the concrete or ground level without physically removing any dirt or soil. It is the quickest way to find and address any plumbing issues and structural problems.
How Does Thermal Imaging Work?
Thermal imaging uses infrared imaging and measurement cameras to identify problem areas like a water leak from a distance. This takes away the need to physically inspect each water pipe to find the leak. Thermal imaging saves you a lot of time, money and damage to property.
Thermal imaging can also detect micro leaks that are not visible to the naked eye.
Advantages Of Thermal Imaging
- It is a non-contact, non-invasive way of detecting water leaks quickly.
- It can serve as plumbing maintenance for the early detection of water leaks.
- Allows you to conduct early intervention of small leaks and potential problem areas before they become a major issue.
- It is an easier, quicker and safer water leak detection method compared to others.
- Allows you to check hard to reach pipes without damaging the surroundings.
- Allows you to maintain the safety of your home and workplace.
- Allows early detection of structural damage that is not noticeable by the eye, avoiding risks and other dangers.
- Helps avoid equipment failures caused by water leaks in the workplace.
- Helps avoid fire by electrical failures caused by hidden water leaks.
- It does not cause any structural damage, equipment or electrical damage.
- Easily finds hidden problems.
- It is very cost-effective.
Other Uses Of Thermal Imaging
- Detecting gas leaks
- Find electrical hotspots and avoid power interruptions, downtime, or fire.
- Find problem areas in buildings – residential or commercial.
- Monitor damaged areas.
- Detect termites and other infestations.
- Detect overheated components in your building.
- Detect issues and problem areas on HVAC.
- Finding issues with machines, equipment, appliances, etc.
Thermal imaging is a great method to use when you do not know where the leak is coming from. Having to go through each plumbing line is timely and will require costly repairs.
Thermal imaging detects slight changes in temperature caused by the presence of water or moisture. Scanning a pipe takes only a few minutes. Once the leak is located, your plumber can work on fixing the problem right away. This means you can go back to your daily routine in no time!
Do you suspect water leaks in your home or office? Find out more about thermal imaging for water leak detection and see if this is something that will work for you. At Water Leak Detection, we find ways to get the job done quickly and accurately with our specialised leak detection equipment. We also do:
- Acoustic Leak Detection
- Tracer Gas Detection
- Camera Inspections
- Natural gas Detection
- Cable and Pipe Location
Protect your assets from unnecessary damage. Locate problem areas ahead of time. Let us help you make safety a priority. Please call us for a free consultation today on 1300 425 325 or leave an inquiry on our website.