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Flooding usually gets all the attention when it comes to the thought of damages done to a home from water. However the damages from small leaks can be huge if not caught and corrected. This information can save you thousands of dollars. We recommend that home owners have their home inspected for moisture annually and potential home buyers receive one before buying their home.

A moisture inspection focuses only on moisture related areas. Moisture is a necessary ingredient for mold issues. Often moisture inspections are done along with testing for molds if suspicious growth is found during the moisture inspection. If suspicious growth is observed the inspector can conduct a mold inspection to determine the type of growth present in the home.

A moisture inspection is more than looking for leaking pipes and drains. Exterior situations that can lead to moisture intrusion are looked for as well as proper ventilation for attics, attic spaces, crawl spaces and roofs are looked at as well. Moisture problems in many spaces can go unseen for years. This delay in identifying the problem later on increases the difficulty and the cost in correcting these issues.

The inspector will use a moisture meter and humidity levels in the home to measure and help determine issues and potential causes. If conditions and situations present themselves the inspector will use a FLIR Thermal Imaging to help determine moisture issues.

If moisture is present in the home it can create the perfect environment for mold to grow in. When mold and moisture meet it can be formed on drywall, wood trim, wood or even on dust.

We recommend potential/current homeowners to get a moisture inspection done annually or before buying your dream home to help protect your home and the health of your family.

Home Inspection Woodbury | Home Inspector 952 583 9690