Building Inspections

Insulation Inspection

Using a thermal inspection to visualise the energy lost through poor or missing insulation is invaluable. With the cost of energy a large focus for many UK businesses, the simplest cost saving exercise is to identify and eliminate the losses that are already present.

Thermal imaging allows for targeted remediation of poorly insulated areas of building fabric, this aids the retention of energy keeping cooled areas cool and warmed areas warm.

An efficient building will not only save costs on utilities which can be immediately measured, but is achieved by reducing the load on plant equipment that supplies heating and cooling. The lower demand on plant will extend the expected life cycle whilst reducing the required maintenance to keep equipment performing at optimal efficiency.

Insulation Inspection

  • Find poor or missing insulation
  • Located insulation that has become wet
  • Verify effectiveness of work such as cavity wall filling
  • Non destruction, no damage or mess
  • No drilling for internal inspections

 

Mould & Damp

The benefits of using thermal imagery for diagnosing damp and mould issues are:

  • Non-contact, non-invasive, no mess
  • All evidence is recorded visually allowing easy identification of problem areas.
  • Follow up inspection can confirm the effectiveness of any remediation works under taken.
Mould & Damp

Mould and Damp issues can be one of the most unpleasant and frustrating of all building problems to remedy, especially for those who occupy the building, whether it be residential or commercial our thermographers have the required skills to home in on problem areas and make recommendations on how to resolve those problems.

Mould or Damp can appear for many different reasons, finding the right cause is the only way to effect a suitable remediation. Typical causes can include water ingress or influential leaks from mechanical systems, excessive humidity, poor/missing insulation, thermal bridges or effervescent salts left behind from previous problems.

We will work with maintenance managers of both commercial and residential property to help effectively and accurately diagnose the root cause of these problems.

All inspections include a detailed report of our findings and recommendations of how to reduce or eliminate the causes.

Water Ingress

The ingress of water into any building is the starting point of further problems, dealing with this can be stressful and sometimes difficult to determine the root of a problem.

Our thermal imaging inspections will aid in the location of water ingress problems and allows visualization of the full extent of the problem. Knowing what you’re dealing with is an essential step towards being able to implement the correct remedial works.

Water Ingress

Water ingress can be seen from many different causes including:

  • Blocked or Leaking Guttering
  • Heating System or Pipework leaks
  • Breakdown or bridging of damp proof courses
  • Poorly sealed doors or windows
  • Penetration paths in brick or block work.
IngressFull

If you’re regularly dealing with water ingress problems and wish to see more clearly the cause and effects, our professional thermographers who work with many property maintenance organisations and housing associations can help.

Air Infiltration

  • Visualisation of air movement
  • Locate poorly sealed doors, windows, fabric
  • Validation of recent 3rd part works.
  • Find sources of draughts and energy losses
  • No smoke required

Air Infiltration

New buildings under go rigorous air tightness testing in order to verify that the construction work is completed to required standards. Air tightness can reduce losses in energy as well as avoiding those annoying drafts and sources of potential moisture ingress.

A thermal imaging survey will support any air tightness testing to visualise where the leaks are occurring allowing for remediation works to be under taken prior to any new project handover.

However thermal imaging for air tightness is just as effective for existing buildings no matter what the age of the construction.

Using our high resolution thermal camera’s, we can show where air is passing at junctions and joints, door frames and door seals, window frames and seals and at any other part of the fabric too.

Our inspections are a great way of validating any recent construction works, especially if you have concerns over the final build quality and are looking for the evidence needed to give your case for complaint better ground.

Flood Restoration

When the worst happens and your building is subjected to the devastating effects of large volume water ingress or flooding, it can take all the help you can find to get the repair work underway as quickly as possible.

TCL can be a valuable part of that team to help you find out the full extent of the damaged areas. Using our highly sensitive thermal imaging equipment we are able to produce images that show exactly the areas that are wet, moist, or even only slightly damp.

Creating a documented record of all effected areas for insurance claims can make the process of recouping your losses much easier with our evidential reporting.

Finally, once the restoration works are underway, you and the restoration team will want to know the moment everything is fully dried out, completing the final steps of remediation to early such as painting and resurfacing when areas are still slightly damp can result in problems later, including staining and flaking of painted surface.

Take the guess work out of your restoration and ensure you get a clear view of the progress from start to finish.

Flood Restoration

  • Evaluate Early All Affected Areas
  • Monitor the Restoration and Dry Out Process
  • Support Insurance Claims to Recover Loss
  • Prevent Commencement of Works Before Fully Dried
  • Eliminate Post Restoration Defects
  • Create a Lasting Visual Record of Evidence of Effected Areas

 

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