Infrared Thermal Imaging is a unique and powerful tool. The first step in any Water Restoration Call is Moisture Mapping. This Mapping is performed to precisely identify the migration of water, both horizontal and vertical. This mapping is crucial and is the starting point in all restoration projects; thus becoming the foundation for the entire restoration process. If a technician maps a loss greater than the actual migration parameters, then costs and delays are inevitable. If the technician maps the migration less than what is wet then complications such as insufficient drying and mold growth are likely to occur.