Perhaps our most impressive piece of equipment, an infrared camera makes inspecting for mold more accurate, safer and faster.
Our inspectors no longer need to crawl into every corner of your home, looking for black mold or leaky pipes leading to mold.
Using an infrared camera, they simply scan the area in question and wait a few moments for the camera to produce a thermogram.
A thermogram is a display of colours representing the various heat signatures of all objects and surfaces in the camera’s view. The colour red indicates warmer temperatures, whereas blue indicates cooler temperatures.
As long as the technician behind the camera is a certified thermographer—able to interpret the results properly—he or she can pinpoint where there’s increased moisture levels/ humidity (leading to mold).
What’s more, we’ll do zero damage to your beautiful home. Because the infrared camera picks up even the most out-of-sight moisture, there’s no need to break down walls or lift floor boards to find problems.
Google Glass is eye wear that allows you to take still images and record video. We now use Google Glass to complete our home mold inspections, so you receive not only our full written report but the visual report as well. With Google Glass, you see what we see when we inspect your home!
You get a digital, interactive report
It’s our policy to provide you with a written report following an inspection. Every homeowner should be as informed as possible throughout any process of ours, be it an inspection, an air quality test or mold remediation.
Now, in addition to our regular written report, you get a digital and interactive report—one only you can easily access online.
A mold inspection is largely visual. It requires we look closely at areas of your home you suspect are contaminated and potentially dangerous. The following are common sights we note during a mold inspection:
- Black spotting on the walls, ceiling, floor boards, etc.
- Water stains on the walls, indicating water damage
- Rotting building materials (i.e. wood)
- Poorly sealed windows or doors, indicating moisture intrusion
That said, a digital, interactive recording of these sights, should they be present, is valuable. Access more information about your inspection and better understand our conclusions after seeing the inspection through Google Glass.