SporeTech Mold Inspections and Infrared Thermal Imaging Services, located in Louisville KY, is a certified Mold and Moisture Consulting and Investigation Firm Offering Certified Infrared Thermal Imaging Building Diagnostic Services, Mold Sampling & Analysis and Mold Education Seminars.
New Weapon Helps Target Toxic Molds
Local Firm Among Few In U.S. Utilizing Infrared Technology To Find Where Molds Grow In Indoor Environments
SporeTech Mold Investigations, a mold and moisture management consulting and inspection company, announce their new infrared thermal imaging service. Infrared (IR) thermal imaging devices detect moisture and water in residential, commercial and industrial buildings which causes allergenic and toxic mold growth.
The use of an infrared camera expedites the inspection process of homes, large buildings, multi-unit apartments and hotels. It helps to determine where the moisture problems are located so repairs can start without delay to minimize or eliminate costly mold and water damages.
The camera, not much larger than a flashlight, does not actually find molds. Its on-board computer and display screen show thermal images that quickly identify moist, cold or warm areas where molds are likely to be growing. Closer inspection is then conducted to confirm actual conditions and to recommend any required corrective actions.
“The IR camera is a great tool for detecting moisture intrusion and insulation breeches in buildings, on roofs, or EIFS panels. The thermal imaging allows identification of problem areas faster and in most cases avoids using invasive and destructive measures,” stated Richard Greer, SporeTech’s senior consultant, certified building science thermographer and mold inspector.
Greer also said, “In May 2003 the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) named Louisville as the allergy capital of the United States. Many of the calls we receive are from people with health concerns. Identifying and fixing the water source is the first step in resolving mold and resultant health problems.”