Infrared Thermal Imaging

Infrared Thermal Imaging Services

Infrared Thermal Scans

We perform infrared thermal scans for:

  • Temperature differentials and thermostat short-cycling
  • Disconnected ductwork
  • Missing Insulation
  • Foundation Water Leaks Within Finished Walls
  • Live Pests And Vermin Within Walls
  • Radiant Floors To Check For Broken Wires
  • Hydronic Radiant Leaks In Concrete Basement Floors, Bathrooms or Under Hardwood Floor Finishes
  • Faulty electrical wiring
  • ESA Compliance For Radiant Heat Pads
  • Our state-of-the-art equipment and ITC Canada certification produce excellent results.

Don’t lift flooring or open walls to spot leaks or heat wiring, call for a thermal scan!

Infrared Thermal Imaging

A healthy home begins with a dry, tight building envelope, free of moist air and water leaks. Energy efficiency is improved by controlling leakage area and improving thermal mass. Our technician is a certified Building Inspections Thermographer. He is also a recognized CMHC Healthy Home Builder and Renovator since 2004, an R2000 Builder in 2005, trained and experienced to deliver the most comprehensive building defect reporting available.

A thermal imaging infrared camera scan of your home or building is an absolutely vital tool used for detecting a variety of building-related conditions that may be affecting your indoor environment. A skilled, professionally certified thermographer (ASNT Level 1) can identify moisture leaks, foundation cracks, insulation voids, hidden wall and ceiling condensation, and heating/electrical or plumbing defects.

An infrared scan uses long wave electromagnetic radiation imaging to detect energy and heat variations from all surfaces of buildings. IR thermal imaging scans can be performed indoors or outdoors during conditions of 10°C or 18°F temperature differentials (Delta T).

Infrared thermal imaging IAQC - Frequently Asked Questions

No. Thermal imaging provides images of the surface being scanned based on emissivity and reflectivity of that surface. IR scanning can provide an image of the scanned surface that a classroom-trained thermographer (32 hours minimum) can interpret. Building assemblies with temperature differentials of 10°C can reveal an extraordinary amount of detail – air, water, insulation, temperature, plumbing leaks, electrical, mechanical hotspots, rodents, nests, and urine can all be detected by a Canadian government recognized, certified thermal imaging inspector (thermographer, ASNT Level 1).

No. As thermal signatures and infrared imaging requires a temperature differential of 10°C or 18°F, sometimes a professional thermographer will decline a request for service. Solar loads, winds of more than 15mph, and ambient similar indoor/outdoor temperatures will negate the benefits of an IR scan. In this case, the experienced indoor environmental consultant will rely on more traditional testing methodologies and save the client unnecessary IR scan fees.

A high resolution (min. 320 x 240) thermal imaging device is not a “point and shoot” camera. The Canadian government has created the need for Infrared thermographer certifications in its National Master Specification (NMS Building Enclosures, section 02 27 13). This level of thermographer training certification cannot be obtained by taking an online, short-term webinar. Canadian NMS certifications require a minimum of 32 hours in-class training (ASNT L1) followed by exams, assignments, and re-certification every 5 years.

Our thermographer has completed the Level 1 Certified Building Investigations qualifications and complies with the National Master Specification (NMS Building Enclosures, Level 1).

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Would recommend. Easy to reach and communicated well. Prompt for our appointment. Really well informed and experienced staff. Our inspector was on time and honest with our options and possible solutions. Made us informed so we could move forward with putting into place a solution that worked for us.

Prompt, courteous and helpful. From the get-go, Shawn was interested in knowing the purpose of the visit in order to identify the root cause. He offered actionable tips to address air quality and moisture issues, and didn't recommend or upsell any additional services (e.g. in fact, clarified that there actually wasn't a need to get the asbestos and mould sampling I thought was required!). I would certainly turn to Indoor Air Quality Ottawa again if or when needed.

Dan in Gloucester
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Shawn is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I had contacted other companies in the past who were more focused on charging for unnecessary air samples and services. I highly recommend to contact IAQ if you have any concerns about your home air quality and want an honest expert opinion.

An Honest Professional
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We are very happy to now know what things are affecting our allergies and asthma in our home as well as knowing the ways we can reduce the issues. We were also shown how to better heat (and cool) our home more evenly and found out that our furnace was on its last legs.

POGrady in Kanata
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Shawn was extremely knowledgeable. Really really knows what he’s talking abt. Took lots of time with us to explain things. Took extra time to look at our air exchanger told us why it wasn’t working and made sure we understood how to work it. Had reliable contacts we could use to do repairs. I would very highly recommend this company.

Tish and Marc
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Shawn was very helpful and professional in dealing with humidity and mold in our home. He takes the time to see and address the entire home system, rather than just put a bandaid on a single problem. We are very pleased at this logical and big picture approach, his expertise, and the solutions that he has recommended. It is not worth it to live in a home with air quality problems, whether it be mold, Carbon Monoxide, asbestos, or VOCs, and Shawn is your man to help address these problems!

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It easy to see why so many people rate Indoor Air Quality Ottawa a 10/10.They are a well run and thoughtful business that provide excellent customer service. The booking process is easy and your appointment is confirmed by a follow up email as a reminder. Mr Shawn Rankin provided an Indoor Air quality inspection for my wife and I to alleviate our concerns that we might have some mold in the basement. My wife and I are grateful to Shawn and Indoor Air Quality Ottawa team for assisting us.

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