Infrared Technology and Moisture Detection

Infrared cameras are considered one of the most advanced and accurate tools known for determining and documenting moisture damage in buildings. Results are instant and the thermal images are easy to understand and can serve as irrefutable proof in lawsuits. Traditional moisture surveys are very time consuming, but with today’s cutting-edge infrared technology they can be completed in a fraction of the time.

Leaky window

IR image of leak at bottom corner of window

No visible evidence of hidden moisture at base of window behind siding

No visible evidence of hidden moisture behind siding










Excessive moisture destroys structural integrity and can create expensive problems like mold and mildew which can cause serious health concerns. Often, these problems are not obvious until it’s too late. Fortunately, with aide of infrared technology, you can discover those hidden problems early, thus saving you money and increasing your building’s lifespan dramatically.

Evidence of leak at base of skylight

IR image of active moisture at base of skylight

No evidence of roof leaking at skylight

No visible evidence of moisture at base of skylight

Two big advantages of infrared thermography are that it’s non-destructive and unobtrusive. You don’t need people traipsing through your home tearing down sections of walls hunting for hidden damage. With infrared, large and inaccessible areas can be surveyed quickly and efficiently. Moisture problems in ceilings can be readily seen even when no stains are present.

Leak at laundry plumbing

IR image of moisture at laundry plumbing

leak at ceiling

IR image of active moisture within ceiling











What is the end product?

At Puget Sound Infrared, we exhaustively evaluate the moisture condition using infrared technology. We then create a detailed, high-quality and easy to understand report documenting any moisture findings, including both digital and thermographic images to aide with location. After performing a survey, our thermographers can often make an immediate assessment.

Did you know?

The average cost to repair water damage in a residential home is approximately $2,000. And, the most important aspect of repairing water damage in your home is to catch it as early as possible.

Pete Sutch – Level lll   Certified Infrared Thermographer #66019

Authorized Contractor with United Infrared, Inc