THERMAL IMAGING LEAK DETECTION
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.
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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