Why Plan B Plumbing Solutions Uses Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is not exactly new technology, but the way we have evolved to use this technology to help us has changed in past years. More specifically, thermal imaging has grown in the tradie world, finding its way into the hands of plumbers.

Plan B Plumbing Solutions is one of these plumbing businesses utilising thermal imaging to help track leaks and assist them in doing their job more effectively and efficiently. But why are they using thermal imaging? And how does thermal imaging even work? Is it safe? All those questions and more are answered as we take you through why thermal imaging is a great tool for plumbers, and how Plan B Plumbing Solutions are using it for effective results.

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What Is Thermal Imaging

If you’re not familiar with the term, thermal imaging is the use and method of using equipment that uses heat and thermal sensory and infrared to show images of objects through their temperature. It is especially helpful in low visibility areas, like the harder to reach and view areas of your home. Thermal imaging allows the user to locate problems and track issues that may not be visible to the naked eye, or issues that may be hidden.

How Plumbers Use It in Leak Detection

Think about all the pipes and intricate plumbing around your house right now. Everything works together in a way, all the pipes joined where they are supposed to, all the water going where it should. That’s what usually happens, at least. But what happens when a leak is sprung somewhere that you can’t see, or something is not going quite right? You call a plumber. The plumber’s first job then is to track down the problem. Of course, you probably don’t want him ripping out dry wall or digging a hole in your bathroom to try and find what is only a suspected problem. This is when thermal imaging comes in handy for plumbers, as they use thermal imaging to identify leaks and problems within the plumbing, without having to destroy your house in the process. Thermal imaging is the solution to a problem plumbers have long had, and the technology helps them make their work more effective, which as a customer you want! Plumbers also use it to save time and money. Ripping apart walls and taking down buildings to see a pipe or check out a leak is going to take a lot longer and cost a lot more money than a simple camera or live device seeing what is going on behind your walls.

What You Need To Know

If you’re wondering if it’s safe, you can rest assured that it is completely safe. Thermal imaging uses no radiation, and doesn’t emit any type of harmful rays that could affect you or anyone living where a thermal imaging equipment has been used.

Thermal imaging equipment is also very accurate. The temperature gauge usually allows a difference of 2 each way up and down the scale, but it is usually very accurate of the surface temperature. Thermal imaging can’t see through glass at this stage, as glass is reflective. However, there isn’t much else thermal imaging can’t do, which is why it is such a versatile and handy tool for plumbers.

If you need a plumber to detect a leak or use infrared technology to help spot a plumbing problem in your home, Plan B Plumbing Solutions provides Leak Detection service –  a fast and accurate service to those in Melbourne. Contact them today to find out how they can assist you in your plumbing problem.

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Plumbing Solutions’ newest First Year Apprentice

Meet Taya, Plan B Plumbing Solutions’ newest First Year Apprentice. Almost as rare as hens teeth, Taya is one of the very few female plumbers in Australia. Numbers show how few women are represented in the plumbing industry so we are pretty excited to have Taya as a part of our team.

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Due to long-held gender stereotypes and misconceptions that trades are hard and dirty work, women are underrepresented in plumbing and other trades in Australia. Fact is, with the right techniques and the right tools, plumbing can be done by either gender.

Not only is Taya not afraid to get her hands dirty, but she also says being outside and getting dirty is one of her favourite things at work and in her free time! She hopes to inspire a new generation of female plumbers and other lady tradies to get out there and give it a go.

While she has only just started working as a first-year plumbing apprentice, Taya has already impressed the boss with her can do attitude and has a promising future with Plan B Plumbing Solutions ahead of her.

Taya is quick to learn and is thriving on the variety of a career in plumbing. She enjoys learning new things and taking on new challenges every day, both mental and physical.

Taya also likes problem-solving and loves helping our customers with their plumbing problems.“It’s cool to be helping people by fixing things that they can’t fix themselves,” she says.

Between smashing stereotypes and fixing leaky pipes Taya completed a fun Q & A that all-new Plan B Plumbing Solutions employees complete.

Who is your hero and why?

My hero would hands down have to be my mum for always being my biggest fan and personal cheer squad. Cheers mum!

If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?

If I could live anywhere I would pick Jamaica because I feel like they would have a lot of funky hats and I love funky hats.

What music are you listening to at the moment?

I’m currently listening to Slowly Slowly, always got their stuff on repeat.

What was the title of the last book you read?

Muffin cookbook, no idea what it was called.

What is your biggest fear?

My biggest fear would have to be losing my mates.

What motivates you to work hard?

My biggest motivation for me to work hard at the moment would be so one day I can be a better plumber than my boyfriend.

While some customers might be surprised to see Taya, a female plumber, when the Plan B Plumbing Solutions team attends their job, we hope that she will be the first of many females on our team and many more in the plumbing industry.

She joins a hard-working team providing quality plumbing work, quick turnaround, and exceptional customer service in the Melbourne area.

Looking for a plumber? Contact Plan B Plumbing Solutions for a quote on 1300 075 262.

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