Structural drying is often a necessary part of restoring a building after water damage. SWF uses psychrometry (the science of drying) and thermal imaging to dry the structure efficiently, saving money for you — whether you are a property owner or an insurance company.
Thermal imaging is also known as “infrared”. With an infrared camera, useful images can be recorded to demonstrate water intrusion, mold, poor or lacking insulation into a building or home, and many other potential problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
SWF Restorations uses the Extech Flir Infrared Thermal Camera combined with sophisticated moisture meters for comprehensive diagnosis of structural flooding. With this technology, the flow of water from a broken pipe, failed sump or clogged drain can be successfully located and targeted for efficient restoration. Most importantly, unnecessary structural demolition is avoided when a thermal camera is incorporated.
Many other important services can be performed by an infrared camera. Home energy inspections are helpful in targeting failing door or window seals, demonstrating roof leaks and locating cold or hot spots that make it difficult to achieve uniform temperatures. Such an inspection is useful for real estate agents and home buyers when determining the energy efficiency of a home before making that all important purchase.