Thermal Imaging for Contractors: Advantages in a Nutshell

For contractors in Building, Facilities maintenance, HVAC and Electrical industries, the ability to visualise each situation you are facing can make a huge difference. Knowing precisely where to start with a job can save time and effort, meaning you can increase efficiency and ultimately provide faster service to the customer. Those 20-30 minutes extra spent diagnosing each job can soon add up, particularly at busy times of the year when you've got a waiting list. With that in mind, a valuable addition to many contractors toolkit is a thermal imaging camera. 

But what specific applications is a thermal camera most useful for? Below we summarise the best examples where thermal imaging has time and again proved as an extremely effective diagnositic tool for contractors.

Heating and Installation Systems

  • Checking radiators for build up of silt deposits 
  • Identifying underfloor heating abnormalities 

Electrical Maintenance

  • Identifying overloads, imminent malfunctions, or exisiting defects in switching cabinets and wiring

Construction and Mould Assessment

  • Visualising thermal bridges in buildings
  • Detecting areas that are prone to mould 

Leak Detection

  • Pin-pointing thermal anomalies in leaking pipes
  • Locating roof leaks 

Structural and Insulation Defects

  • Finding insulation defects
  • Checking air tightness of windows and doors

Find out more about testo's range of thermal imaging cameras