Infrared thermography, long used with success by the military,law enforcement agencies, research and development engineers,manufacturers and broadcasters, to name a few, is findingincreasing use among insurance adjusters as a tool to settle claimsquickly and with minimum cost.

The non-invasive technology has proven particularly effective inthe settlement of water intrusion and mold claims, where it doesnot require the walls or ceilings under investigation to be tornapart to locate the source. It can scan an entire room in minutes,pinpointing the extent of water damage and mold, with minimaldisruption of the infrastructure. And most important, today'sinfrared camera images can be printed out, in living color, for useas evidence that is hard to argue with.

For adjusters, the lightweight cameras, like the ThermaCAM(R)B1–no bigger or heavier than a flashlight–can resolve and settlewater intrusion and mold claims in a matter of days.

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