In Fairfax, VA mold detection and thermal imaging do not seem like they go hand in hand but once you have an understanding of thermal imaging you will begin to see how it can be more beneficial as a mold detection technique than traditional methods.
Thermal imaging uses photos and video to capture heat sources, as opposed to light. The cameras used to capture the heat and transcribe the information are a lot more expensive than cameras we use every day.
Mold is a living organism therefore requires a food source to grow, and that food source is water. While puddles of water are easily spotted, damp spots inside your walls are not so easy to spot. When thermal images have been taken of your home you will never look at your home the same again. Any defect will be visible with a distinct change in color, which the experts will be able to tell you more about. Water is a different temperature to the rest of your home and the heat tends to show a blue circle with a purple spot in the center. If you think about your carpet, you will even see where small bits of moisture are hanging around in the carpet you have likely walked over hundreds of times but have never been aware of.
Thermal imaging may still sound airy-fairy, but you have likely seen the cameras in action on TV. Thermal cameras are often attached to helicopters to aid police in catching criminals, particularly in the night. Humans, being warm-blooded show up very clearly via thermal imaging. Volcanology is another very popular subject using thermal imaging and is starting to be used in various other fields worldwide.
Thanks to technology that continues to get more advanced year upon year, you are better equipped to deal with various issues around your home in Fairfax, VA. Mold detection with thermal imaging from Envirotex is just another great example that can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
About Envriotex Environmental Services
Established in Northern Virginia in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.
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