If you suspect mold in your home, calling a mold inspection service is the best way to determine the cause and location of any growth. There are a few different ways a mold inspector can determine the presence of mold, including air samples and surface samples.
Both of these methods are relatively non-invasive, but they can only really narrow it down to a specific room where the mold might be found. This is why MoldXpertsNY often uses thermal imaging in conjunction with these methods.
Thermal imaging is a new method of mold detection used by mold inspectors. It’s completely non-invasive, and requires only a scan with a special device. The most unique thing about this mold detection method, though, is the fact that it doesn’t actually detect mold.
Instead, thermal imaging detects temperature changes in the surfaces and walls in your home. Most walls will have the same temperature or range of temperatures. Where thermal imaging can really shine is when there are areas inside your walls that are significantly cooler than the rest.
This drastic temperature fluctuation is most likely caused by a water leak or other gathering of moisture. Since mold only grows where moisture is present, this means thermal imaging can help unveil any unseen mold growth–and prevent future mold growth–in your home, without destroying your drywall to find out.
This mold detection method is not perfect, but it can help mold inspectors pinpoint a more specific place to start looking. As the saying goes, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. It applies here, too: Where there’s moisture, there’s mold.
Unlike most other mold inspectors, MoldXpertsNY uses thermal imaging to help detect mold growth in your home. We’d rather save your wall and your sanity by knowing exactly where to look. So, when you need to find the moisture that causes mold, give us a call.