Thermal Imaging is a very useful tool in finding the location of leaks. Whilst leaks on a first or second floor, or any floor above ground floor, are usually fairly easy to locate as there is water coming through the ceiling they can be somewhat harder to locate on the ground floor as there maybe no obvious source. Using thermal imaging technology allows us to see differences in temperatures. Traditionally it would be a case of searching for a needle in haystack. Unless there was some indication of the approximate location of the leak it could be a case of moving the furniture out of room rolling back the carpet and lifting boards in the hope that the leak may be found. In worse case scenario’s where there is a concrete floor or the floor had been tiled it may even have been a case where the floor would need to be smashed up in order to try and find the leak. So the floor may have been smashed up and the leak may not even have been there. Carrying out a thermal scan of the property gives us a very non-invasive approach, nothing needs to be broken in order to try and find the source of the leak. Whilst it works best when the leak is from a heating or hot pipe it does still work when searching for cold water leaks as there may will be temperature anomalies that can help pin point the source of the leak. So by using a thermal imaging camera it should reduce the cost of repairing a leak as there is very little disruption and very little making good after. No more searching for a needle in a haystack.