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Water Damage Inspection

Water Damage Inspection in Ottawa and Montreal Area - Mold Busters

Floods, leaks, condensation, humidity—these are all types of moisture problems that can cause costly damage to your property and compromise the structural soundness of your home.
However, if not addressed promptly, water damage can quickly become a very real health threat, fuelling the growth and proliferation of toxic black mold.

A water damage inspection is therefore critical for finding the source of the moisture, assessing the damage done and preventing future problems like mold growth.

Mold Busters is a local thermal imaging company that offers comprehensive infrared inspections of water-damaged homes and buildings. We’ll help you detect moisture and assess water damage without doing any additional damage to your home such as cutting holes in your walls or removing carpet.
We’re fully certified and insured, so contact us today and book your infrared assessment!

Finding the cause of water damage

Determining exactly what caused the water damage can be difficult. No one wants to cut gaping holes in their walls just to check behind them for leaky pipes or water damage.

At Mold Busters, we offer 100% non-destructive water damage inspections that use infrared cameras to detect obvious and not-so-obvious moisture problems in your home. Often, our infrared inspections reveal that the water damage was caused by a construction, installation and maintenance issue, such as:

  • Roof damage (holes, gaps, cracks, broken seals)
  • Poorly sealed windows and doors
  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Burst or leaky pipes
  • Leaky faucets and appliances
  • Overflowing toilets
  • Blocked gutters and poor water drainage

Let us help you find and assess your water damage or moisture problem— call us today and talk to a certified thermographer!

Why infrared is the best way to find water damage

Not all moisture problems are easy to locate. Sometimes, the source of the water damage is obvious (e.g. an overflowing toilet); other times, it’s hidden (e,g, a pipe that’s leaking behind the wall).
In these situations, having a certified thermal imaging expert come in and inspect the area with an infrared camera can be extremely helpful.

These cameras measure and record thermal energy (heat) emitted by the objects captured in the frame. Wet or water-damaged materials stand out from the other objects because they don’t give off as much heat. This allows us to trace the path of the water back to the origin of the problem. The infrared approach is, therefore, the fastest and most cost-effective way to detecting water damage anywhere in your house.

The effects of moisture intrusion can be toxic—literally. Black mold can start to grow in a water-damaged home within as little as 24 hours of the water intrusion. If you notice signs of water damage (stains, black spots, discoloration, musty odours, wood rot, mold…), get your home inspected by a professional as soon as possible.

Call Mold Busters to schedule your infrared inspection.