Infrared Water Leak Detection | RayAccess, Inc.
Proudly Serving Los Angeles and the Surrounding Areas
Beware of contractors using invasive methods, there is no need to open drywall to investigate water intrusion. RayAccess performs thermal imaging to help clients find the source of hidden water leaks. We are equipped with state-of-the-art cameras and drone technology.
In addition to infrared water leak detection service, RayAccess provides simulated water testing and rain leak repair. Our technicians are well experienced with accessing hard-to-reach areas for industrial facilities, highrise buildings, and private homes. Our team has unique capabilities using rope access, suspending platforms, fall protection equipment, and boom lifts. Many of our clients take advantage of our access techniques and cross-trade experience to keep their buildings in a clean and healthy condition.
Table of Contents
- 1 Service Area for Infrared Leak Inspections:
- 2 How Do You Find a Hidden Water Leak?
- 3 What is Infrared Thermography?
- 4 Thermal Imaging and Drones:
- 5 Benefits of Infrared Thermography Inspections:
- 6 Alternative Services:
- 7 The RayAccess Difference:
Service Area for Infrared Leak Inspections:
With its dry, arid climate, many buildings in Los Angeles are ill-prepared for rainwater intrusion. All too often, residents are taking the wait-and-see approach, when sourcing water leaks. In addition, poorly installed windows are all too common in LA.
The good news is that our company can find water intrusion not visible to the naked eye. Since 2011, RayAccess has proudly served the Los Angeles community performing thermal imaging to detect water leaks. We also travel throughout California for infrared water leak inspection jobs for commercial and industrial properties.
How Do You Find a Hidden Water Leak?
Gravity and internal wall framework can create conduits that transport water from room to room and floor to floor. Water intrusion can go undetected for months before it causes any noticeable damage. Fortunately, it’s possible to find moisture infiltration and water leaks before serious damage to a building or house. Infrared thermography helps find hidden water leaks without resorting to destructive testing.
What is Infrared Thermography?
Also known as thermal imaging, infrared thermography has many applications from medical diagnosis to water leak detection. It uses infrared cameras to detect heat patterns. The infrared cameras display temperature changes on surfaces as a color palette for the human eye to see and digest. Quite simply, the temperatures of objects are made visible using infrared thermography.
It should be noted that infrared thermography can not see through things like an X-ray machine can, it only detects changes in heat.
Thermal Imaging and Drones:
RayAccess is fully equipped to detect water leaks using both infrared cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles or drone technology. We employ FAA-certified drone pilots that have the skills to capture and interpret thermal images. Whether your subject is 3,000 feet above the ground, we can easily capture thermal images of roofing, high windows, and building facades. Drone technology combined with infrared cameras provides a cost-effective method to assess hard-to-reach areas very quickly.
Property managers are requesting inspections more often, given the cost advantages of deploying drones with thermal imaging.
Benefits of Infrared Thermography Inspections:
- Detect water leaks and the damage they have/will cause.
- Detect insulation failures, lower energy bills, and improve quality of life by having greater control of the temperature conditions in your house or building.
- Detect “hot spots” in electrical systems that could be fire hazards. Overheating is picked up by the infrared camera.
- Detect moisture created by pests that built nests inside the walls of your home.
- Lower insurance premiums with a positive infrared inspection report or show proof of damage and collect insurance payments.
- Overall infrared inspections are quick and do not require invasive testing or opening drywall.
- Results are recorded digitally and easy to share.
- Infrared inspection costs are relatively low.
Water testing consists of a simulated water test performed by RayAccess. We simulate rainfall with calibrated nozzles using ASTM & AAMA standardization of 5 min per 5 linear feet with 35 PSI. A RayAccess technician will look for water intrusion from the interior during the water test.
Once the rain leaks are detected we perform weatherproofing or rain leak repair. Typically, most leaks from window frames & walls are caused by deteriorated sealants.
The RayAccess Difference:
Insured, Licensed & Bonded:
RayAccess is a licensed and fully insured exterior building maintenance contractor. We carry full insurance up to $5 million excess liability.
From access expertise to diagnostic equipment, we have the most advanced training and equipment to get the job done.
5-star Customer Service:
RayAccess employs a dedicated customer service team and conducts job completion surveys to gain valuable insight from all customers. Our mission is to keep customers and buildings happy.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
- 1033 Ocean Ave HOA Board
On behalf of 1033 Ocean Ave HOA, I would like to thank RayAccess for a great job in cleaning and restoring the exterior of our building. Utilizing your rope access system saved our Association much in costs and we are glad to have avoided the need to erect scaffolding to perform the work. Sergey and his crew were very professional and communicated well during the project.
- DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles / Director of Engineering
"Great job in washing our building! Very professional team."
- Fisch Properties / Property Manager
"Thanks so much for the great work! The windows look perfect"
- Playa Vista Community
"Great job at a great price! Had them come in to clean our building and were able to reach the high windows with no problem! Called for a free estimate, they came that same day and then came to clean to the next day! Friendly staff as well!"
- SouthPark Group/ Property Manager
Thank you so much for cleaning windows at our building. The tenants are so happy! They can finally see what's outside their windows!
- Loews Hotel/ Director of Engineering
I'm really happy with work RayAccess did for us on painting the exterior of Loews atrium. At first, I though it would be a nightmare project because of old paint condition and difficult access to some areas. But it turned out to be a very professional and smooth job! Thank you.
- Rooftop Cinema/ Head of Design & Production
RayAccess painted our outdoor movie screen on a high-rise building in Downtown LA. With their Rope Access method, they saved us thousands of dollars in bringing a huge lift and blocking almost entire street. The job was done perfectly! Thank you so much!
Infrared Leak Inspection Service Area
RayAccess, Inc. provides Infrared Leak Inspection & Waterproofing Services at the following areas: Los Angeles County (including Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Burbank, Encino, San Fernando, Pasadena, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, El Segundo, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, City of Commerce).