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Using an Isotherm to Detect Potential Condensation Sites

Tip written by: Infraspection Institute Condensation on interior building surfaces can lead to a variety of problems including conditions conducive to mold growth. Used properly, the isotherm feature found on many infrared imagers can be utilized to...

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Electrical IR Scans

It is often said that first impressions count. When it comes to infrared inspections of electrical distribution systems, first impressions may be incomplete or misleading especially when an inspection is not properly performed.    The...

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How to Clean Your Home After a Flood

By Haniya Rae Last year, tens of millions of Americans experienced just how devastating floods can be. From January to October 2019, the estimated overall losses for damage caused by severe thunderstorms and flooding in the U.S. was more than $180...

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BSI-001: The Perfect Wall

By: Joseph Lstiburek Source   The perfect wall is an environmental separator—it has to keep the outside out and the inside in.  In order to do this the wall assembly has to control rain, air, vapor and heat. In the old days we...

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Reopening America Again Guidelines

On April 13th 2020, the President of the United States issued the Reopening American Again Guidelines to help guide the State Governors and community leaders in a path to reopen businesses in this post COVID-19 environment. As each...

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Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

Loose or leaky gutters can lead to drainage issues that can allow water into your basement or crawl space.  Downspouts should be clear of debris and drain away from the foundation. The grade around your home should be sloped away from the...

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Do Infrared Thermometers Detect Accurate Temperatures on Humans?

It has been said that desperate times call for drastic measures. However, when faced with a crisis, it is imperative to ensure that measures taken are appropriate and effective for the challenge at hand.   In an effort to help stem the spread...

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How to Clean Your Home After a Flood

By Haniya Rae Last year, tens of millions of Americans experienced just how devastating floods can be. From January to October 2019, the estimated overall losses for damage caused by severe thunderstorms and flooding in the U.S. was more than $180...

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How to Avoid Drain Clogs and Sewer Backups

One extreme truth about drain clogs and sewer backups: They only happen on weekends and holidays when it is either expensive or impossible to get a plumber. Here are three main ways to avoid sewer backups and clogged drains. They may seem simple,...

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What's the unit of measure for water vapor through a barrier?

Perms (and what a sweet one that is!) While the hairdo may not be as influential as it used to be, vapor barriers - justifiably - are getting more and more attention. Why? Controlling humidity is arguably the most important - and potentially...

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