Recently, while cleaning out some old personal files, my family came across our grandmother’s hand-written copy of a classic Christmas poem. Written by Eugene Field, “Jest ‘Fore Christmas” is a 19th century tale that recalls simpler times. The poem’s central character is a boy named William. It is likely that this particular work caught my grandmother’s attention since her husband and oldest son were both named William.
Now, as we read the yellowed and fragile notepaper that bears our grandmother’s distinctive handwriting, we can recall many fond memories of her and our family, especially during Christmas. With the holidays and busy year-end schedules upon us once again, we invite you to take the time to make special memories with family and friends and to file them in your heart so that you may easily find them in the future.
To all of our readers, friends, and associates throughout the world, please accept a heartfelt thank you for everything that you do for us all year long. May your holidays be filled with peace and joy and your New Year with good health and happiness.
~ Jim Seffrin and the Staff of Infraspection Institute
With parts of the United States experiencing mild weather, it is hard to think about winter. For many, autumn provides a perfect opportunity to conduct infrared inspections of flat roofs to help ensure that they are ready for the upcoming colder months.
The best candidates for infrared inspection are flat or low slope roofs where the insulation is located between the roof deck and the membrane and is in direct contact with the underside of the membrane. Applicable constructions are roofs with either smooth or gravel-surfaced, built-up or single-ply membranes. If gravel is present, it should be less than ½" in diameter and less than 1″ thick.
It is always good practice to consciously check your imager’s clock each time you start your imager and make any necessary adjustments. Be certain to check the clock periodically during each inspection and whenever the imager is restarted, such as after a battery change or power interruption.
If your imager frequently displays incorrect time, it may be indicative of a defective or dead internal battery. To avoid this problem, arrange for replacement of internal clock batteries whenever you have your imager serviced or repaired.