Infrared Imaging Services
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Infrared Radiant Heat Leak Detection Services in New York, Capitol District, Upstate NY
Infrared imaging finds water leaks in hydronic radiant floor heating systems and opens, shorts or arcing in electric radiant heat systems
Thermal imaging locates the exact spot where a radiant floor is leaking or an electrical circuit has failed. We eliminate the need for random and destructive digging of your floors. Radiant heating water tubes and electrical heating elements are buried below grade, embedded into the cement sub floor or installed just under the finish flooring. Water leaks in radiant heating systems can cause damage to the flooring’s finished surface and cause damage to the buildings structure. An undetected leak can cause rot, mildew, mold and attract insect infestations. A radiant floor water leak allows air into the system causing noise; reduced circulation rates and lowers the overall efficiency of the heating system. Electrical shorts can cause fires; open circuits fail to provide heat to all or part of a room.
Contact Us at 845-641-5482 to learn how we can find the leaks in your radiant floor heating system.
Leaks in radiant heating pipes are located quickly and without digging
These two thermograms show how thermal imaging is a valuable tool for locating leaks in radiant heating systems. Both of these leaks in the heating pipe were found using our high-resolution thermal imager. Their location was pinpointed and marked on the floor. With the leak site identified, repairs can be made with minimal damage to the adjacent flooring.
The radiant heating leak is visible as a “bridging” between two of the radiant heating lines.
The water in the radiant pipe froze, causing the Pex tubing to split. Infrared inspection accurately located this very small, slow leak. Repairs were made with minimal damage to the floor.
Use infrared to find defective components and identify heating line locations
Infrared imaging services can precisely locate blockages in the water heating pipes, bad or inactive zone valves, circulation and control problems in both hot water and electric radiant heating systems. Radiant heating leaks can cause damage to the building and loss to the building owner. The infrared images can provide acceptable documentation to your insurance company by graphically showing the hidden water leak under the floor.
This thermogram image shows a hot water radiant heating system pipe header. Of the two zone valves shown in this image, the one on the left shows as “cold” due to a broken control wire.
This image shows a wooden template layout for drilling mounting holes to secure new equipment. Infrared was used to precisely locate the heating coils so they could be avoided during the drilling.
Find leaks quickly with minimal damage to expensive floors
Water leaks in radiant heating coils can be caused by punctures, bad connections, freezing and a settling or cracking of a floor substrate. Open or shorted circuits in electrical radiant systems are usually caused by poor connections or penetrations such as nails puncturing the circuit. Conventional location methods such as the “ Drill and Probe” technique require the digging of test holes in a pattern across the floor or in a suspect area in an attempt to locate the source of the problem. Not only is this highly inefficient, it also damages your floor leading to costly repairs in areas where there is no problem. Infrared inspection finds these problems fast and effectively with no destruction to your floors. Contact Us to find the leak in your radiant heating system 1– 845-641-5482
Infrared Imaging Services LLC
Infrared Imaging Services LLC is a member in good standing of the United Infrared Network. As a member, we receive support for our customers from industry experts with decades of combined experience. We are certified for BlockwallScanIR™, EnergyScanIR™ RoofScanIR™. ElectricIR™, and DataCentIR™. Call or use the Contact us page to discuss your commercial thermal imaging needs. We provide infrared electrical inspections as requested by your insurance company. We are Level III thermographers and infrared instructors certified by the Infraspection Institute.