So now the IR camera gives us xray vision and can see inside walls like Superman? :shock:
New Service To Detect House Problems
Written by Westchester.com
Tuesday, 13 November 2007
White Plains, NY - Thanks to a unique twist on an existing technology, entrepreneur Barry H. Stangel is providing homeowners with an opportunity to see **inside **their walls and detect moisture, mold, energy loss, overheated electrical wires and even pest infestation. “As a young boy growing up in The Bronx, we all had comic book heroes, mine was Superman. He had x-ray vision to see through walls. All during my 47 years in the pest control industry I wished I could do the same thing, now it’s a reality,” states Stangel.
InfraRed Consulting Group, Inc. (IRCG) based in Suffern, offers thermo imaging services, performed by a team of licensed thermographers in order to determine not only if moisture is present inside the walls, but also how much and its origin. By using state-of-the-art hand-held infrared cameras, the certified inspectors can precisely pinpoint trouble areas, often eliminating the necessity to needlessly open up walls to locate the problem. After the inspection, customers receive detailed reports and photographs indicating problem areas.
Through use of the specialized cameras, inspectors can also determine whether or not mold is present** inside the walls**** or ceilings**, thus identifying dangerous sources of allergies and respiratory ailments. The technology works in part by detecting temperature differences in and around walls, so that the inspector can uncover varying levels of moisture and heat.
The new technology also enables inspectors to see heat and energy loss both inside and outside of the home and determine exactly where energy is escaping from windows, doors, roofs, foundation cracks, and fireplaces, and what the appropriate and cost-effective solution would be, potentially saving the homeowner thousands of dollars.
Another benefit to the service is the ability to identify pest infestations such as termites and ants which often make their homes in wet areas on the exterior of the home as well as inside walls.
IRCG will offer the new service throughout Rockland County while other trained and certified group members will provide service in Westchester and Orange Counties and throughout New Jersey.
The potential homeowner applications include:
Determine the source of a water leak and eliminate unnecessary and costly wall deconstruction
Locate areas of mold
Determine the source of heat and energy loss around windows, doors and chimneys
Determine location of moisture intrusion on a roof possibly eliminating the necessity to replace an entire roof
Locating structural problems and insulation deficiencies
Determine if **any** **electrical wiring problems exist inside the walls**
Locate outside moisture build up where pests are attracted to the structure
Identify locations of rodents or other animals or their nests inside a structure
Locate sources of potential problems **in** or around a **chimney** or fireplace