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Avoid Costly Mold Testing with Utah Infrared Home Inspections
I don't necessarily want to say Mold Testing is a scam(sorta) but far too many people are wasting their money on un-necessary testing. Mold testing does have it's benefits in certain circumstances but it can be avoided far more than it is.
I see so often where home owners tell me that they paid for a mold test which confirmed the visable mold was mold(well duh!), cleaned the mold, then aren't even sure if the problem that caused the mold had been repaired. 90% of home inspectors reccomend this crazy order of services to be preformed and these services aren't cheap nor always effective.
The proper steps in mold detection, treatment and testing are as follows:
Scan the home from top to bottom with thermal imaging. Doing this will identify any hidden moisture concerns that may be causing mold. If hidden moisture and mold is identified, than why do you need to pay another $230-$250 for a mold test to confirm what the thermal imaging camera already exposed? If we find mold than a mold test will only confirm what we already know.
If mold is detected, the exact areas of moisture intrusion can easily be detected and corrected. Once the moisture is corrected, simply clean the mold and then you've satisfied the problem in most circumstances. If you correct moisture concerns than you've prevented mold concerns. Eliminate moisture and you eliminate the possibility of more mold. Detect an uncover moisture with a simple thermal scan of your home.
If a thermal scan of your home is preformed and no moisture or hidden mold is detected, often times that $230-$250 can be saved or better spent on a new flat-screen tv.
Mold Testing Can Often and Easily be Avoided by Utah Infrared Home Inspections
The Media has driven people to believe that mold is the true problem and mold inspections are the solution Most often, Mold Testing simply identifies what we already know! There is Mold in the residence
Sometimes "normal home inspectors" will make reference to stains or mold like substances, but that is about it because anything further would be considered beyond the scope of a "normal home inspection". Well guess what? Utah Infrared is not your "normal home inspector". We use thermal imaging cameras to provide knowledge on the cause and source of the moisture vs. leaving the client scared of the unknown.
Is Mold the problem or simply a byproduct of the problem?
The true problem is the Moisture/Water
Mold cannot exist without it. Correct moisture and you correct mold.
Moisture simply CANNOT escape the highly sensitive Thermal Imaging Cameras we Use During All Utah Home Inspections
Thermal Imaging used during a home inspection identifies any hidden moisture therefore exposing any hidden mold often eliminating a need for a costly mold test.
Thermal Imaging is your non-destructive solution to indentifying where the water is and what exactly has moisture in it.The process is quick and can map out water damage areas in a very cost-effective and non-alarming manner.
Mold Remediation is often far more expensive than it has to be.
Many times it is expensive because the true problem is not yet known.
By thermally mapping the residence, we can quickly identify the true condition and help to provide a cost effective solution.
Costs are reasonable:
Most often a full thermal scan of a home can be conducted and all moisture concerns documented in an easy to read report for under $150 dollars. The amount of savings can be substantial when you factor in being able to pinpoint the exact locations of moisture concerns WITHOUT having to cut into sheetrock or preform any intrusive inspection methods.
Moisture scans are included as part of all Utah Infrared Home Inspections.
Utah Infrared specializes in Mold Detection, Testing, Moisture Investigations and Forensics. Utah Infrared can asses flood damage, plumbing leaks, moisture intrusions, among many other professional home and building inspection services.
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