Infrared technology is a valuable tool in property restoration. Infrared cameras can be used to locate the source of a pipe leak, location of a roof leak, electrical shorts, leaking ductwork, and can even be used to determine if a wall is properly insulated. East Valley Disaster Services (EVDS) has used infrared technology for a decade, and our restoration experts have hundreds of hours of experience using this technology to resolve problems and solve issues for our customers. Often these issues are problems that our competitors left behind. Skip Yaw, our water division manager attended a 3 ½ day class to receive training in the science of this technology and use of the infrared camera. He in turn has spent many hours training EVDS staff members in using this technology. EVDS invests thousands of dollars each year in cutting edge equipment, which is just another reason we are the valley’s top restoration specialist. Most of our competitors don’t make this investment, and often are left guessing if their customers’ home has been repaired and restored properly. EVDS not only has the best technicians, with the experience and know-how to perform the job correctly, but we use specialized tools like the infrared cameras to show scientifically that the job was performed correctly.
So, how does it work? Infrared technology views and measures the infrared radiation being produced based on the temperature of what is being viewed. So instead of what is being viewed by the naked eye, the infrared camera views the area by its temperature. If an area is wet, it will be cooler than an area that is dry. If an area is missing insulation, the drywall will be warmer than on walls that are properly insulated. Electrical issues will show warm areas. Leaking ductwork will be seen by cold spots at areas of leaking. These problems usually aren’t seen by the naked eye, and even if they are, the extent of the issue may not be apparent. Water damage handled incorrectly results in mold damage. Improper insulation and leaking ducts result in inefficiency and higher utility bills
Selecting the right restoration company, who utilizes the proper technology along with experienced and knowledgeable technicians will bring you piece of mind knowing your home is cared for properly.