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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Thermal Imaging for leak detection

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Thermal Imaging for leak detection

Thermal imaging is an amazing type of technology solution that has many powerful applications from security cameras to gas detection and water leak detection. In situations where a water leak is suspected or is evident, but the exact location of the leak is unknown, thermal imaging technology can pinpoint the exact spot.

With pipes often being hidden under floors or within walls, getting to the source of the leak can be difficult without advanced solutions such as thermal imaging. Using this method means that expensive work such as pulling up floors and floorboards or other damage to the property can be avoided.

At Rainbow International, our leak detection experts use the latest specialist equipment to enable them to quickly identify the exact location of the leak so that repairs can be made swiftly to prevent any further water damage.

Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about thermal imaging:

  1. It can identify the temperature in pipes

When you have a leak, the temperatures around the leak will be different to the other areas of the pipe. The thermal imaging equipment will show the temperature patterns to enable an engineer to see where the leak is occurring.

  1. It is very accurate

Thermal imaging is a very accurate way of detecting leaks that are hidden in your property, even in pipes that you may not have known existed.

  1. It’s quick to do

Using thermal imaging is a very quick way to get to the source of a leak compared to other methods. The length of time will depend on the size of the building and the severity of the problem but it will save significant time detecting the problem.


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  1. It’s more affordable than you think

There is a common misconception that thermal imaging leak detection services will be really expensive, but it usually works out to be more affordable than using invasive methods with the additional repairs that could be required.

  1. Covered by many insurance policies

If your home insurance policy covers leak trace and access then your insurer will usually cover the cost of you instructing a specialist leak detection company, offering services such as thermal imaging. By using this type of service, your leak can be located as quickly as possible, and the amount of water damage will be limited.

In addition to thermal imaging, our leak detection experts use a number of advanced technology solutions to quickly and accurately locate leaks, depending on the specific circumstances. Other services include acoustic testing and tracer gas, and the high-quality training our engineers have in using these advanced technologies ensure that Rainbow International is the best company to call when you need to identify the source of a leak.

Find out more about our thermal imaging services and contact us if you are looking for a reliable, fast and accurate water leak detection service.


Published: 28 Jun 2022

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