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.