Quick Take: Infrared Technology

Posted on Jan 24, 2017


Tech Tools for Condo & Building Management

 
Having a licensed thermographer, either on staff or on call, to inspect multi-unit buildings can be an indispensable addition for management companies with a regular need for building diagnostics. If you are a building owner, management company, or condominium owner, here’s our quick take on what you need to know about infrared technology for building inspections:
 

What is infrared technology?

Infrared Technology is considered today’s standard when it comes to building inspections. Using thermal imaging, conducted easily on a hand-held device, inspectors have access to images that show sources of energy loss or leaks, which can help in identifying lack of insulation, electrical problems, and moisture problems undetectable with the naked eye.
 

What are the benefits?

Infrared technology provides analysis of a home or building that augments a traditional visual inspection. Infrared imagery detects issues with as-build or post-restoration buildings in hidden or inaccessible places of a building or unit that can lead to problems or inefficiencies in the future. The images also provide visual evidence of issues to home and property owners.
 
Infrared technology is particularly helpful for owners and managers of multi-unit buildings where frequent property diagnostics of buildings and individual units is necessary. Assessments should be conducted by a licensed thermographer.
 

What does infrared technology detect?

  • Leaks in air ducts, HVAC supply vents, and weather stripping
  • Moisture issues, plumbing leaks, leaking roofs and walls, malfunctioning fixtures
  • Energy efficiency, poor insulation
  • Pest problems
  • Flood and fire damage materials assessment

 
Maine Properties provides infrared technology services and staffs an on-site experienced thermographer as part of their Condominium Management services. Find out more about our condominium management services.
 

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