Infrared FAQs

Can infrared cameras see through walls and other items?
No.  Infrared cameras can only see the temperature difference on surfaces.  The anomalies and different materials under the surface will change the temperature of that surface.  With proper interpretation of the infrared thermograph, problem areas can be diagnosed.
Do infrared cameras put out dangerous radiation?
How does water that is behind the wall show up if the camera cannot see through the wall?
Can the infrared camera see water trapped under the roofing membrane layers that is not evaporating?
Can the infrared camera find water that is leaking under a slab?
How can the infrared camera see cold air coming into the building if the camera cannot see air?
Can the infrared camera see problem areas in electrical equipment?