If you’re looking for professional infrared inspections in Ottawa or Montreal, you came in to the right place.
Remember that water gives rise to mold growth; therefore, wherever there is a moisture problem, there will likely be a mold problem. Find the moisture problem, and you will find the source of the mold.
Given that leaks, spills, moisture buildup and water damage show up easily in a thermal image, infrared cameras are a mold inspector’s best friend.
What’s more, they are completely non-contact and non-destructive, so you don’t have to tear up any walls or do any damage to your property.
We use today’s best high-resolution thermal imaging cameras to detect mold growth and moisture problems like condensation, leaks and water intrusion.
Call Mold Busters today and schedule an infrared inspection in Montreal or Ottawa!
Types of infrared inspections
Depending on your needs, our certified thermographers provide a variety of thermal imaging services, including general infrared mechanical inspections, predictive maintenance, water damage inspection, insulation inspection, boiler inspection, radiant floor inspection and commercial energy audit.
These thermal imaging inspections allow inspectors to detect not only moisture and mold problems, but also other construction issues without disturbing or damaging the structure of the home.
Just take a look at the various problems uncovered during an infrared inspection:
- Roof leaks
- Missing insulation
- Heat loss
- Foundation cracks
- Overheating or dangerous electrical components
- Faulty wiring
- Failing mechanical equipment
Detect mold with thermal imaging cameras
An infrared camera (also known as a thermal imager or a thermal imaging camera) measures the infrared radiation (heat) given off by objects and use it to form an image that, ultimately, displays the temperatures and moisture levels in your home.
A complete infrared inspection of your home will detect temperature abnormalities behind walls and under floors, which serve as good indicators of problematic areas.
With this information, our inspectors can identify moisture problems and construction issues in your home without having to knock down any walls or tear up any floors. This reduces further damage and costs.
Advantages of infrared surveys
The images created by an infrared camera are known as thermograms, and they can reveal a multitude of problems related to building construction and safety, including
- Cracks in building foundation
- Leaking pipes
- Dangerous electrical work
- Leaky roofs
- Moisture intrusion
- Inefficient or malfunctioning HVAC systems
- Poor or missing insulation
- Mold growth
These are all problems that are difficult to detect with a simple visual inspection, and this is what makes infrared cameras such an effective and convenient tool.
Another advantage of thermal imaging inspections is that they are non-destructive, meaning they don’t require you to cut holes in your walls, floors or ceilings in order to check hard-to-reach or inaccessible spaces.
Why you need infrared inspection in your home?
Getting rid of mold can be very tricky. There may even be a mold outbreak in your home without you realizing it. Mold quickly spreads through your walls and ceilings, and it hides underneath carpets and other places you can’t quite see.
You may think that you’ve contained the problem when, actually, the growth is much worse than anticipated. Household cleaners might only temporarily fix the problem (if that). Moreover, it’s possible that it will return more aggressively and spread. The best way to ensure your home is mold-free without tearing up carpets and breaking into walls is by getting an infrared camera inspection.
Infrared technology allows professionals, such as the team at Mold Busters, to catch every trace of mold. They use infrared cameras that detect different heat levels throughout your home. These cameras, also known as thermal imaging cameras, use infrared radiation to form images that show various temperatures, which are displayed using various colours.
All objects produce heat, so the camera will show the warmest objects in bright colours, the intermediate objects will produce a red and yellow colour, while cooler objects will appear blue. You might wonder what different temperature levels have to do with mold. By reading different temperature levels in hard-to-reach places, mold inspectors can uncover moisture and condensation problems and pinpoint the exact location of mold outbreaks that are hidden. Infrared inspections are fast, inexpensive and non-intrusive. These thermal imaging cameras are easy to use and what they produce is easy to interpret, making them applicable for use in a wide-variety of indoor settings, including residential homes and industrial-sized buildings.
Removing mold is always difficult and practically impossible if you can’t even see the problem with your own eyes in your home or office. Because household cleaners won’t always work and might even cause the mold to spread, get an infrared camera inspection. It’s the easiest and safest way to ensure you find and remove all that pesky mold from your home or office.