Moisture Is The Cause of Fungi-Mold, Decay & Termites
Prevent Mold Infestation and a Variety of Other Property Issues with Our Innovative Infrared Inspections
Eliminating mold is a long and troublesome process. The good news is you can easily protect your home from mold infestation and prevent the problem instead of having to fix it.
Mold thrives on wet surfaces, so if there are water leaks or moisture in the corners, the basement, or the attic, your home is exposed to the risk of infestation. One sure way to prevent this extremely dangerous fungus from appearing is to regularly check your property to make sure every corner and surface is dry. However, most moisture problems are invisible to the naked eye, especially if it’s a minor waterpipe leak, hidden in the wall. Infrared Camera, an innovative tool for detecting wet areas and other problems in your home, gives you a possibility to detect any moisture issue, visible or not.
How Does Infrared Camera Inspections Work?
Damp surfaces heat up at a different rate than dry ones, so the difference in temperature is a proven way to identify a wet area, even if it doesn’t look that way. During an infrared inspection, all surfaces in your home are examined using an IR camera, which detects the slightest variations in the heat emitted by surfaces.
Infrared energy is invisible to the human eye because of its wavelength, but every object with a temperature above absolute zero emits it. The IR camera is able to record this energy without any contact with the surface and makes it easy to identify which areas are overly heated or, on the contrary, have lower temperature than surrounding surfaces. That way, on an infrared image of your room, you will easily see damp corners or ceiling leaks that are absolutely invisible to the human eye.
Infrared Gives You More Than a Regular Inspection
As compared with a regular visual inspection, an infrared inspection is more effective in:
- detecting problems in hidden areas, such as inside the walls;
- detecting problems at an early stage, when they are not yet visible;
- detecting the source of the problem, which helps you eliminate it with minimal disruption of property.
What Problems Can an Infrared Inspection Detect?
- excessive moisture in building materials;
- water leaks, even hidden from the eye;
- poorly insulated areas that cause temperature loss;
- construction flaws that cause temperature loss;
- hazards in the electrical system.
Order an Infrared Inspection Today to Detect Problems Before They Are Out of Control
Dan Brave of Expert Mold Test is an Infrared Certified inspector with extensive training in IR inspections and mold testing. To have your home inspected for potentially risky areas, order your IR inspection today by calling us at 727-321-9296 or submitting your request online.