Some types of mould can impact the air quality in a home and even pose serious health risks. A professional mould inspection is more than a just quick visual inspection along with a few samples of mould spores. It’s important to accurately determine if mould exists even in hidden areas undetectable to the human eye.
Home Inspections Red Deer uses thermal imaging, moisture testing meters, air samples along with surface samples to not only detect mould growth but also to determine the precise location of the source. Choosing a competent, professional with the expertise and equipment specific to mould detection can prevent mould going undetected and introducing health issues to you and your family.
Selecting someone who is limited to visual inspection or who may not have the proper equipment may result in an incomplete or inaccurate report. There have been many cases where there weren’t any visible signs of moisture yet mould was present. A visual inspection is also unable to determine the cause for mould development. Hiring a professional mould inspector may cost a few more dollars – but an accurate mould report is worth every penny that you may have saved otherwise.
Independant Unbiased Mould Reports
Home Inspections Red Deer conducts an independent unbiased report for the detection of mould; as such we do not provide mould removal as this may cast any mould findings under suspicion. Home Inspections Red Deer can provide home owners with qualified companies who are experts and specialize in mould remediation.
Mould Inspection Procedure
- Visual inspection for mould growth and indications of moisture
- Moisture meter for accurate moisture levels on floors, walls and ceiling
- Air quality testing
- Thermal imaging to look for moisture in areas that are not visible
- Laboratory testing of mould spores
- Tape-lift samples for mould source diagnosis
Using the methods (above) for mould inspection allows for a better more thorough investigation. We are able to identify if mould is present without using destructive techniques such as removing paneling or drilling holes in areas that are hidden or unseen. Most importantly Home Inspections Red Deer can locate the source of what is causing mould growth – imperative in order to eliminate the problem entirely. The mould inspection techniques used are far more precise than what a visible inspection could possibly provide.
Home Inspections Red Deer is fully insured.