Thermal imaging art.
Thermal imaging can check a lot of things.
It can be a precursor check for electrical issues. Heating and air conditioning can be evaluated. Roof and plumbing leaks are a given. And the best way (the only way inside walls) to see the quality of an insulation installation or whether insulation has slipped inside walls is thermal imaging.
When checking a double, tiled shower I always run the water for a while to see if the temperatures mix properly and the water is directed toward the drain.
There should be no puddles in the corners!
Using a thermal camera on the area, and choosing this palette, called the Rainbow palette, the water almost looks like a lava flow.
And certainly the water is flowing toward the drain, seen in the lower left corner.
This image is almost a work of art!
And how better to see temperatures and drainage then with the Rainbow palette?
Similarly here, in another shower stall, I want to see if the drain works, but also I want to find out if the shower glass walls leak.
Why not follow all that with a thermal camera?
This image reminds me of my tie-dyed T-shirts I made at summer camp as a kid.
As I recall they looked a lot like this work of thermal art!
And yes, the drain worked well.
My recommendation: there are many palettes to choose from with thermal camera software. I like to manipulate the images I take on home inspections to try to best describe the circumstance I am showing my clients. But with a little side step actual art can be displayed! Hot and cold water - poetic art in motion.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560