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Can Infrared Find Mold In Your Home?

We’ve all heard about the dangers of mold and how mold can cause serious health problems, including allergic reactions, high toxins in the body, and more. As a result, all kinds of consultants and experts claim to be able to find mold, but that’s not the issue. Mold is caused by moisture and one of … Continued

Finding Water Before It Damages your Home Using Infrared Technology

Last month, we gave our readers tips to prevent water damage in their home. This month, we’re going to tell you how to find that water damage. Why do we care so much about water damage and moisture? Three important reasons: The first is this: according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) there is … Continued

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3 Tips to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

Water damage is one of those slowly building catastrophes that most homeowners don’t discover until it’s too late and costly repairs are necessary. Water damage is one of the top causes of loss for homeowners and much of the damage can be prevented with regular inspections and routine home maintenance. The following are some expert … Continued

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Summer Energy Saving Tip – Cooler Showers Anyone?

One of the biggest energy drains in your Illinois home – next to your air conditioner – is your hot water heater or hot water system. Most experts estimate that it uses up to 25% of your total home energy use – that’s a quarter of your bill every month! We all like our water … Continued

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4 Ways to find Moisture Issues with an Infrared Home Inspection

The detection of moisture and finding the causes of moisture intrusion is one of the most difficult tasks for standard home inspectors, but it’s an excellent application for the thermal imaging or Infrared (IR) camera inspections. See the list of infrared home inspection services we deliver to our homeowner clients in Elgin, Algonquin, Geneva, and … Continued

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Why do I get moisture on my windows?

The same effect that causes glasses of iced drinks to ‘sweat’ on a hot humid day is what causes moisture to collect on your window panes. It can be very hard to diagnose where the moisture you see on your window panes is coming from, but that’s not a reason not to try. Continued exposure … Continued

Are you smelling bleach when viewing new homes?

If you’re a home buyer these days, you’ve got plenty to worry about because the DIY (do-it-yourself) folks are everywhere and while they sometimes get a home repair project right, they don’t always get it right. One of the most common home repair myths these days is this: Plain old laundry bleach is the best … Continued

Where is that musty odor coming from?

Water leaks or conditions of high humidity in your home can lead to mold and mildew. If the conditions are severe, mold and mildew can lead to: wood rot structural damage premature paint destruction tile damage not to mention a host of health problems. When you notice a musty odor in your house, it’s never … Continued