Messy Mold (via flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arandall/387248422)

Messy Mold Issues

The real estate industry sure has a mess on their hand with mold issues. Mold is a unique topic in the market because it has implications for homeowners and home buyers. The issue of mold and to test or not to test is unfortunately still very confusing. Home inspectors, mold remediation providers, and insurance companies … Continued


Flip home inspection (photo credit lolasmom19 via flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/debklemkosky/3972625803/)

4 Key Elements to Inspect Before You Buy a Home to Flip

If you’re looking to purchase a home to flip, that is to fix it up and sell for a profit, you’ll want to be sure you’re not buying something more damaged than you can handle. Flipped homes look bright and shiny new but to do a flip right you have to be 100% certain what … Continued


Bank-owned home open house sign (photo credit Nick Bastien via flickr)

Should I Get an Infrared Inspection on a Short Sale or Bank-owned Home?

In the recent housing market crash, many homeowners found themselves in the situation of losing their homes. The end result is that there are still many homes that are in short sale or bank-owned status. A short sale means that the seller is trying to sell their home for less than they oow. They request … Continued


What Infrared Teaches Homeowners

What an Infrared Home Inspection Teaches Homeowners

A home inspection, while a critical element of any home purchase, is also used by homeowners who want to satisfy a nagging question about the condition of their home, are about to start a renovation project, or want to get their home in top condition prior to selling. Most home buyers make their purchase offer … Continued



Infrared Home Inspections – Not Just for Home Buyers Anymore

Sure, a home inspection is critical when you’re buying a home, but infrared home inspections aren’t just for buyers anymore. It’s more common to inspect a home when you’re buying it, of course. You want to know the real value of the home and what kinds of issues you’re getting into, but what about when … Continued


Living room

Top 3 Things Infrared Can Find in your Living Room

It’s called the living room for a reason. That’s the room in your house where you typically relax, lounge, socialize – you live in that room. It’s often the largest and most trafficked room in your house, so it takes a real beating every day. Because you spend so much time in this room of … Continued


Thermal image water leak

Top 3 Basement Problems Revealed with Thermal Imaging

When it comes to your basement, most homeowners and homebuyers are concerned about moisture, mold and leaks, but that’s not all the issues you’ll find in the typical home basement. Basements are the ideal locations for a number of issues that can affect your home’s condition and value. Over the course of my experience as … Continued


Hidden water leak

Chasing the Water – Infrared Home Inspection to the Rescue

Many homeowners have experienced this situation: an odd or slightly moldy smell where water shouldn’t be– like your bedroom or your closet in the bedroom – and then have no idea what to do about it. If you’ve ever found yourself touch testing the walls and carpet, patting around feeling for moisture, then you know … Continued


Negotiating After Your Infrared Home Inspection

One of the most important reasons for having a home inspection of any kind is to discover the true condition of the home through a trained third-party. An independent home inspector gives the buyer the information they need to evaluate potential defects and deferred maintenance on the home they are purchasing before the sale is … Continued