In the most basic of terms, thermal imaging allows you too see an object’s heat radiating off itself (see this cat who was trapped in a wall..and rescued!!). Thermal cameras more or less record the temperature of various objects in the frame, and then assign each temperature a shade of a color, which lets you see how much heat its radiating compared to objects around it.
Colder temperatures are often given a shade of blue, purple, or green, while warmer temperatures can be assigned a shade of red, orange, or yellow.
The use of thermal imaging cameras can be a beneficial tool at SERVPRO when trying to find hidden moisture within wall cavities and building content. Our project managers are specialized in reading temperature differentials, which can help track the migration of water through brick walls, hidden insulation, and more.