What's Behind the Walls:

Thermal Imaging

    Thermal Imaging was first used by the military for detecting the “bad guys.”  Today, it is used for breast cancer screening, dentistry and other medical procedures.  As an effective tool in building sciences, it has a vast array of uses.  A hand held thermal imaging camera, in the hands of a trained and experienced operator, is a valuable investigative tool.  The camera can detect energy loss, verify the integrity of a structure, help prevent potential electrical fires and pinpoint water issues on a roof.

    All-Tech provides a fully documented hard copy report of the problem areas.  This can help reduce insurance costs, excessive repairs and maintenance and reduce energy costs.  All-Tech has the profession associates within the group to evaluate the Thermal Imaging results and offer clear, cost efficient answers.


EXTERIOR BUILDING ENVELOPE
Thermal Imaging Can:

Locate missing, improperly installed or damaged insulation

Identify costly air leakage energy losses

Evaluate the thermal performance of retrofits
BUILDING ENVELOPE
Thermal Imaging Can:

Identify energy losses (heating and air conditioning)

Locate unwanted moisture

Identify possible mold forming areas
ELECTRICAL
Thermal Imaging Can Detect:

Loose and corroded electrical connections

Imbalanced loads 

Overloading and/or overheating 

Defective Equipment 

Open circuits

ROOFS
Thermal Imaging Can Detect:

Pinpoints water damage areas on roof

Eliminates unnecessary replacements of a full roof

Extend the life of the roof

Reduces large capital expenditures



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RADON GAS

How radon enters the house

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. You can't see it, taste it or smell it. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers today. In Canada about 2000 people will die, annually, from lung cancer related to radon gas exposure. As we tighten up our homes for energy efficiency, it reduces the ability of the house to breath and traps this gas.

All-Tech is now certified and equipped to test for Radon. We use the seven day test by means of a dual monitoring inspection. We install our own US EPA approved electronic monitoring equipment and the "E Perm" Ion Chamber detector. The home is prepared and checked daily for seven days, then our monitoring equipment is tabulated. The "E-Perm" detectors are then shipped off to the lab for testing. We document the two reports and establish a bench mark that is verified by these two testing methods. This is considered the elite test method. A report is then generated with recommendations.
For more information Health Canada on Radon