Thermal imaging or something similar to find water leaking from ceiling.

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16 Sep 2017 10:50 AM by pritti Star rating. 6 posts Send private message

Hi everyone,

Have leaky ceilings in bedroom and living room and have spent thousands of euros trying to fix the leak.The huge terrace on top was totally taken out and done again,flower beds removed etc.But the water still leaks in the same place and ruining outside walls too.I am in Elviria near Marbella.I am now looking for thermal imaging company or anything like that that can detect where the water leak originates from ,if anyone has any ideas of any thermal imaging company in Southern Spain I would be really greatful

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16 Sep 2017 11:46 AM by M1614 Star rating. 9 posts Send private message

Hi, is your internal ceiling a false ceiling( independant to the casting of the structure, if so there should be a void between the two, haveing used thermal imageing many times in the past as a firefighter, I`m doubtful as to whether you will be able to diferentiate between a damp surface and one that has water running over it when the image initally has to penetrate a dense object.

My initial suggestion would be smart phone compatable endoscope you can pick these up for around £20 on ebay uk this will allow you to drill small 10mm ish holes around the effected area insert the flexible illuminated camera and view the images on your smart phone.

Hope this helps


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16 Sep 2017 12:01 PM by pritti Star rating. 6 posts Send private message

Hi Gary,

Thanks for your reply.

its a normal solid concrete ceiling.Need a company that specialises in detecting root cause of the leak using

therma imaging etc.


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16 Sep 2017 4:05 PM by windtalker Star rating. 1902 posts Send private message

Ventilation. Any property will require 3 air change's per hour especially in Spain as they seem to prefer single skin walls and tend to have no insulation.... Other things that cause damp are AC units being used and no natural ventilation   /drying washing within the property/leaving bathroom doors open ./  having no extract fans in bathrooms or kitchens. /2 people sleeping in a bedroom will expel up to 4 pints of water during the night /Google what cause's dampness and mold. . 





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