Commercial Infrared Thermal Imaging and
Commercial Property Inspections

Insight Thermal Diagnostics, a division of MacDonald Property Inspections, is an established and respected resource in Chicago and Northern Illinois for Commercial Infrared Inspections and Commercial Property Inspections. By using infrared thermal technology, along with our proven inspection techniques, we provide our clients an accurate understanding of the building’s defects. If you have a commercial, multi-family, or industrial property and are experiencing building envelope deficiencies, contact the experts today!

 

Flat Roof/Low Slope

Most commercials buildings in Chicago are constructed with flat roofs or low slope roofs and many develop problems each year due to sub-standard installation or lack of maintenance. Premature failure of a commercial flat roof can cost a significant amount of money and lost productivity. The best method to test for moisture intrusion on a flat roof on commercial, institutional, or industrial building is with infrared thermal imaging.A visual inspection simply isn’t enough to reveal most problems. But an infrared inspection often can!

 

Insight Thermal Diagnostics can perform a non-invasive infrared thermal imaging scan that measures surface temperatures and temperature variations to safely and efficiently examine the roof for the following issues:

  • moisture intrusion due to leaks or failing roofing materials
  • substandard repairs
  • poorly installed or missing insulation
  • excessive roofing layers
  • plugged drains


HVAC Systems Including Energy Efficiency Diagnosis

 

 

 

 

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, which comprises the climate control inside your building. It is a particularly vital part of your building – not only for the people, but also the equipment and data systems inside. Controlling operational costs can be more important than installing the most expensive equipment. Poorly maintained or failing HVAC systems can compromise indoor air quality and result in mechanical system failures.

Insight Thermal Diagnostics can perform a non-invasive infrared thermal imaging scan that measures surface temperatures and temperature variations to safely and efficiently diagnose HVAC problems and energy efficiency issues.

Electrical-Mechanical Systems Including Predictive Maintenance Diagnosis

Overheated components can indicate major problems with any electrical system or mechanical equipment. Finding the problem early, before a catastrophic failure occurs can reduce downtime and equipment damage, in addition to repair costs.Infrared technology is the best way to detect problems that compromise the reliability and safety of your electrical-mechanical systems before a failure occurs.

 

 

Our infrared electrical inspection is non-contact and can be performed at any time of the day without having to shut down the in use equipment or electrical supply to your building. 

 

 

Moisture Intrusion Including Water Damage Diagnosis

Moisture intrusion – through leaks, penetration or condensation – is one of the leading causes for building damage. The nature of this problem can be slow and moisture issues often go undetected for months before the visible effects are revealed (or a ceiling or wall caves in!). Moisture seeping into building materials can destroy the integrity of the material, whether it is drywall, insulation, ceiling or flooring materials, and it can cause mold issues and wood decay, among others. Moisture problems are simply too hard to detect through visual inspection methods. At times, an owner who is trying to sell their commercial property may conceal a problem by repairing the physical damage resulting from the leak but fail to stop the source of the moisture. Let’s be honest, leaks can involve invasive procedures such as tearing out walls or floors and that process can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive.

Insight Thermal Diagnostics can perform a non-invasive infrared thermal imaging scan that measures surface temperatures and temperature variations to safely and efficiently examine moisture intrusion issues.

Plumbing Components Including Radiant Heat Systems

Commercial plumbing systems for institutional and industrial buildings are complex piping systems for water distribution and waste water disposal. The plumbing of your building is an intricate and crucial part of the building’s function and a primary feature of the building’s usability. The plumbing fixtures of a commercial building include equipment such as boilers and the piping system for delivering water to the restrooms, kitchen areas, along with disposal of waste water and venting.
Water can seep or travel inside the walls and flooring from the upper floors into the lower floors, where it can collect and slowly destroy drywall, ceilings, floor materials, and more. Shorting out of installed electrical or computer equipment is also a significant concern.

Problems with plumbing leaks can go undetected for weeks, months and even years.

Our infrared plumbing inspection is non-invasive and can be performed at any time of the day without having to shut down the plumbing water supply to your building.

 

Insight Thermal Diagnostics, and our Professional Thermographers, only use high end, high-resolution infrared cameras from FLIR, the world leader in infrared thermography equipment.

 

We provide infrared inspection service in the following towns:

Algonquin
Aurora
Barrington
Chicago
De Kalb
Des Plaines
Elgin
Geneva
Park Ridge
Schaumburg
St. Charles

… and in these counties:

Cook
Du Page
Kane
Lake
McHenry
Will


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Inspection Service Area: Illinois (IL) (Commercial & Home Inspection): Antioch, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bannockburn, Beach Park, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Deer Park, Fox Lake, Fox River Grove, Gages Lake, Grayslake, Green Oaks, Gurnee, Hainesville, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Highwood, Hoffman Estates, Ingleside, Island Lake, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Lakemoor, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lindenhurst, Long Grove, Long Lake, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Barrington, North Chicago, Old Mill Creek, Palatine, Park City, Riverwoods, Rolling Meadows, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Schaumburg, Streamwood, Third Lake, Tower Lakes, Vernon Hills, Volo, Wadsworth, Wauconda, Waukegan, Winthrop Harbor, Zion