Moisture Inspection

Albert Lea Home Inspection: Moisture Inspection 507-721-0122

Flooding usually gets all the attention when it come to the thoughts of damages done to home from water. However the damages from small leaks can itself be huge if not caught and corrected. This information can save you thousands of dollars. We recommend that home owners inspect their own homes annually and have their homes inspected by a home inspection company every 3 years looking for moisture issues.

Every home has a water heater of some type. It is estimated that 5 to 7 million water heaters fail ever year, and all failures have possibility of causing water damage.  Home owners can spot early signs of water heater failure quickly and easily. With the large potential for damage this should be inspected often by the home owner.

Other areas of moisture issues are harder to see and home owners are recommended to have a certified home inspection company conduct a moisture inspection on the home. A FLIR Thermal Scan can locate moisture in hidden areas. This is slightly different than the whole home inspection that is often done when buying the 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 then the home owner can decide to have the inspection company take a swab sample and air samples for