Professional Home Inspections, Mold Inspections and Thermal Imaging
Certified Thermographer #13941
Certified Thermographer #13941
Let us partner with you on your home buying journey. We want you to feel confident that we are here to help . We understand timing is always important so we send your report electronically, often the same day as the inspection.
We focus on the following markets but will consider additional areas depending on the location/schedule; St. Tammany, Tangipahoa & Washington Parishes, North Jefferson Parish, (Metairie, Kenner, Harahan), St Charles & St John The Baptist Parishes.
We live in South Louisiana so Mold is abundant but can be problematic inside your home. So, if you smell that musty, damp scent, have had a water leak or see something suspicious, be sure and get a Mold Inspection. We can offer a Limited Mold Inspection that is concentrated around a certain room or area of your home or a more inclusive Mold Screening of your home. We can include both Air Sampling, so you can get an idea of what type of mold is in the air inside your home vs outside and Surface Sampling using Tape or Swaps.
A Thermal Imaging Inspection is a great way to uncover potential issues that could, if corrected reduce your monthly Cooling and Heating expenses & potentially avoid dangerous electrical safety issues. Thermal Imaging may detect things like missing insulation, over-heating electrical breakers, loose connections, even some pest activities. See some examples in the photos below.
A home is made up of different systems that all work together to provide you with that all important Shelter for you and your family.
We check the major systems that make your House a comfortable home.
We can help with Pre-Purchase Inspections, New Construction or just a general home "Check-Up".
If your roof is too steep to walk, wet from rain or has debris like leaves, pine needles, etc. making it unsafe to walk...no worries. Chip is a Certified Drone Pilot with the FAA. We can take beautiful High Def photos of your roof using our Camera Drone!
We know we need to get to all accessible areas, even the tight spots to check as much as possible.
We take the time to inspect residential properties as per the La Board of Home Inspectors Standards of Practice, or "SOP".
We typically double check our findings before we deliver the finale report.
This example shows where missing insulation can add heat to your home and can cause your AC system to work harder to keep you cool. These areas of missing insulation increase your cooling costs in the summer.
Having the Specialized Training in Thermal Imaging is critical. I hold Thermal Certifications from both Infraspection Institute and InterNACHI. Utilizing a Professional Grade Thermal Imager with High Resolution and Thermal Sensitivity is also necessary. Many factors influence Thermal Imaging so we take the time to review & confirm the Thermograms (Thermal Pictures), with you.
This example shows where a home is loosing heat during the winter as the cool air is visible just below the door handle. Again, this could cause your Heater to work harder and increases your energy costs during the winter months.
Unfortunately this example happens far too often and can result in electrical fires. Over-heating circuits, breakers or connections can be identified with Thermal Imaging and if corrected can prevent disaster.