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Need to check for water leakage/seepage in your home? Use our water leakage and seepage detection service.

Our experienced consultant can help you access your home using thermal imaging to detect water leakage/seepage hidden by concrete walls.

 


Water Leakage/Seepage Detection Service

We specializes in detecting water seepage from the roof, ceiling, walls, pipes, ground water, etc or from wherever they are. Within the same day of the inspection, we can recommend you an appropriate course of action you should take to stop the water seepage. If you require a water seepage report, this can be arranged.

We use the latest state of the art technology to detect the water seepage in your home. We employ infra-red thermal camera (explained below) to scan your home for water seepage. With the latest technology and equipment, no water seepage can escape our detection.

Suitable for T.O.P home owners or anyone that required a detailed report on their water seepage problem.

Detect any water leakage or seepage problem before it turned into something too serious.

What is Thermal Camera and Thermal Imaging?

Thermal Imaging detects the thermal signatures of problems before they become a failure issue and allows for non-invasive analysis of a wide range of facility processes and equipment.

Thermal imaging is a non-invasive tool used in a wide range of building diagnostics and monitoring applications. Thermal imaging does not let us look inside walls. However, it provides information about the structures and properties of building materials. All building components emit infrared energy. Thermal imaging cameras make this infrared energy visible. Visualizing a building’s thermal properties aids in the identification of previously undetectable faults, often avoiding costly repairs and enhancing the energy efficiency of the home or building.

Thermal imaging is a valuable tool for meeting rising demand for energy efficiency in existing buildings. By identifying defects in a building’s thermal insulation and airtightness, thermal imaging can reduce heating and maintenance costs and improve the comfort of indoor environments.

Thermal imaging assessments focus on a building’s insulation and air sealing. These two characteristics affect many aspects of building performance including energy efficiency, ventilation, moisture intrusion, and general drafts and dampness. Thermal imaging is able to determine if insulation is in place and functioning properly. This is done by inspecting walls for characteristic thermal patterns associated with normal and reduced insulation performance.

Air Leakage

Thermal imaging can identify sources and paths of air leakage. Air leakage is an important consideration when improving home energy efficiency because it can reduce the effectiveness of insulation and significantly reduce the energy efficiency of your home through direct air intrusion. Even with the recommended insulation levels, air leakage can account for 50% of a homes heat loss. Locating air leakage sites can be complex. While windows and doors are often the focus of air sealing efforts, typical air leakage sites include plumbing, wiring, chimney chases, duct work, ceiling lighting, overhangs as well as knee walls and interior wall partitions.

Electrical Faults

Infrared thermography evaluates the level of warming in low, medium and high voltage systems. Problems with connections and wiring are clearly highlighted as “hot spots” by the infrared imagery.

Plumbing Issues

Blockages in exposed pipes and leaks in pipes hidden behind walls and under floors can often be quickly identified.

Mold and Moisture

It is often difficult to find the point of entry of water through a roof or wall. Visible signs of mold or moisture are often far away from the actual leak. Thermal imaging will highlight the moisture pathway.

Thermal imaging is able to detect moisture, mould and water damages in roof, walls and facades. Although the camera does not directly detect the presence of mould, it can be used to find moisture where mould may develop or has already developed. Humidity levels above 50% can provide sufficient moisture to enable mould to grow.

Why Use Infrared-Red Thermal Camera And Thermal Imaging?

The Infrared-red thermal camera is built for thermal imaging. Thermal imaging detects heat patterns. All materials on earth emit heat energy, in the infrared portion of the spectrum. Objects with a temperature above absolute zero (- 273° C) emit infrared radiation which is not visible to our naked eye. Unlike visible light, in the infrared world everything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat. Even very cold objects, like ice cubes, emit infrared. Unfortunately, the unaided human eye cannot see in the infrared.

Thermal Imaging Camera enables us to see and measure heat. The Thermal imaging camera is extremely sensitive and has the ability to detect small temperature changes in a building and is a useful tool when detecting water leakage and seepage in the home.

Benefits of Thermal Imaging

  • Rapid and effective scanning for water damages
    The Thermal Imaging Camera adds valuable information on hard to see areas to a Water Leakage Consultant, and allows us to assess areas that were previously impossible to access without removing wall linings.
  • No damage to building
    Infrared Inspection is a non-invasive and non intrusive tool that is designed to identify and assess water damage activity within poorly accessible and concealed areas, such as within wall window/door frames, ceiling and under floors.
  • Quick and immediate information on water damage
    Pictures available to provide evidence of water leakage/seepage. We can instantly identify problem areas that can be immediately documented into a report whereby clients will easily assessed.
  • No radiation or chemical used.
    The technology is absolutely safe and poses no threat to health. The equipment only detects infrared radiation naturally emitted from an object and does not emit anything itself.

A thermal scan can:

  • Locate moist areas that can lead to serious mould and health issues
  • Locate sources of moisture ingress
  • Determine the extent of moisture intrusion
  • Trace the path of moisture intrusion to other affected areas
  • Examine areas not visible to the naked eye
  • Provide a visual record and image of moisture ingress
  • Detect moisture without direct contact or invasive procedures

We can detect water leaks or leaky pipes in the following areas:

  • Hot or cold water pipes
  • In walls or floors
  • In and around the bathroom, shower, toilet, kitchen and laundry

We can detect and trace the following:

  • The source of your leaky roof or ceiling
  • Other sources of water intrusion and damage not visible to the naked eye

Our Inspector is a Certified Thermographer specialising in Moisture Detection

Building Condition/Defects Survey

What is a building condition/defects survey?

A building condition or defects survey is a survey carried out by Professional Building Surveyors to assess on the condition of a building, in particular on the structure, the fabrics, the components and the safety requirements of the building.

The layman term for building survey is also known as “health check for building”. At the end of the survey, documentation and photographs will be taken to generate a report base on the condition of the building.

Why is a building condition/defects survey important?

The purpose of a building condition/defects survey is to provide an unbiased opinion on the general condition of a building. Base on the survey, proper advice on any future or urgent repairs will be recommended to prevent accidents or further damage to the building and its occupants.

The survey will assist clients to have a good understanding on the condition or dilapidation of the building. The report also provides information on building defects, building hazards and explanations on the causes of these defects.

To prolonging the life of the property, repairs and maintenance work will also be recommended inside the report.

Water Seepage/Leakage Survey

Why is a water seepage/leakage survey important?

The survey can identify the real cause of seepage leakage before the repair phase, this helps to prevent unnecessary and costly repairs.

Mold/fungal and bacterial growth due to water seepage/leakage in the building may lead to allergies, asthma, toxic and irritant effects or other health problems to its occupants.

Delaying proper repairs on the water seepage/leakage damage may cause further damage to your building especially on building finishes and this may lead to higher repair cost in the future.

How to identify a water seepage/leakage in a building?

When you observe one or more of the following signs:

  • Active water leakage or water droplets, water leakage or water ingress through any part of the building, or from the pipework and or waste pipes.
  • Salt deposit (white stains), lime/stalactites, leaching of salt on the floor, wall or ceiling of the building.
  • Dampness, moisture, wetness or signs of dampness on the floor, wall, ceiling or roof of the building.
  • Water marks, stain marks, water streak marks on the floor, wall, ceiling or roof of the building.
  • Blistering / bubbling paintwork on the wall or ceiling of the building.
  • Mold growths on the floor, wall, ceiling or any part of the building.
  • Spalling, debonding or bulging concrete normally occur to the ceiling slab or exposed rusty steel reinforcement bars.

Infrared Electrical Inspection Survey

What Is An Infrared Electrical Inspection Survey?

Infrared electrical Inspection survey is a nondestructive testing method used to conduct annual checks to prevent electrical accidents or failure from happening.

What Does Infrared Electrical Inspection Survey Do?

The infrared electrical inspection survey allows coverage of a large amount of electrical equipment in a short amount of time as compared to time consuming traditional method of physically inspecting and tightening electrical components. It is a safer method where Infrared electrical surveyors do not come into contact with the equipment.

How Does It Save Cost And Increase Productivity?

The infrared electrical inspection survey locates problems effectively before they cause damage to equipment or worst a fire outbreak due to electrical outage. It is not only safe to apply, it also helps to reduce cost to maintain facilities annually by improving system health, reducing operation down time and cost to replace or repair faulty systems by pinpointing the electrical problems. Furthermore, the survey method does not require system shutdowns which will in return help to save cost.

The Following Electrical Distribution System Should Be Inspected Annually

  • Main electrical switchboards
  • Main electrical distribution panels
  • Uninterruptable electrical power supplies
  • Generator controls and transfer switches
  • Main I-Line electrical panels
  • Lighting and receptacle electrical panels
  • Bus Ducts

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PROJECT: Mandai
Defect & Outstanding Works
S/N Location Description of Outstanding Work / Defect Remarks Findings Recommendation Costing Thermoscan Illustration
DEFECT / OUTSTANDING WORK FOR 80 MANDAI LAKE ROAD
A Mandai
1. Ceiling Level
(Left)
Water seeped out onto the floor from the top of the wall near ceiling level. To be made good Moisture detected.
Consistent vertical pattern of low temperature at the wall (refer to Thermoscan on yellow area indicated on region)
Open up the finishes at the top corner of this wall and observe for water seepage during heavy rain. $ 0.00  
2. Floor Level Water used to seep out from the wall. Now it is almost dried. Water did not seep out during the inspection. To be made good Moisture detected (refer to Thermoscan on orange area indicated on region) Observe and scan during heavy rainfall. $  0.00  
3. Ceiling Level
(Right)
Water seeped out onto the floor from the top of the wall near ceiling level. To be made good Moisture detected.
Consistent vertical pattern of low temperature at the wall (refer to Thermoscan on purple  area indicated on region)
Open up the finishes at the top corner of this wall and observe for water seepage during heavy rain. $ 0.00  

 

4. Upper Storey No evidence of water on the surface of this column. The various colors on the images denotes different mix of materials and finishes and reflection of lights on the column. No further action required on this location. $ 0.00