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A wet foundation wall and electrical panel in Powell TN with lots of mold growth. Water and electrical connects a very bad idea.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential for Bob and his crew when treating and inspecting moldy and polluted environments.
An interior basement door to crawl space is covered with toxic mold in Knoxville, TN
Ceiling air diffuser with dirt and mold growth from condensation. A common occurrence that “broadcasts” microbial contamination onto family members below it.
Horror. A housewife in Bearden first discovered this water leak / mold growth when cleaning out her grown daughters closet.
Safety First. We wear protective equipment when we perform mold inspections in your East Tennesse Home.
This thermographic image reveals water leak from chimney cap. Water flows down beneath the siding spoiling the sheetrock interior surfaces and causes thousands of dollars in damage.
Nasty (Large) fungus and bacterial growth in the crawl space of this Bearden, TN home. Caused by a small and long term toilet leak above in the home.
Volunteer Inspections photo of water saturation of a EFIS wall system.
Thermal Imaging image of water standing under a rubber membrane roofing material. Volunteer inspections can quickly diagnose hidden roof leaks and save buildings.
Infrared Thermal image of a over heating shaft bearing. Infrared Thermal Imaging is a fast way to perform predictive maintenance and avoid expensive failures.
Unfinished sheetrock ceiling in a Knoxville homes garage. Sheet rock should be immediately finished and sealed with paint in any area where it is installed.
Mold growth on floor joist of a Sevierville, TN home. This growth was the result of wood rot in untreated wood.
A compressing floor joist caused by “dry rot” was causing the finished floor above to drop and damage the wall above it.
Decaying floor joists caused by outside garden soils piled up too high. Water was being “wicked” by soil contact to outside block wall.
Photo from the crawl space of a Sevierville, TN home shows a gap in the panning of the HVAC return in this home. This defect was causing moist moldy air to be drawn up into the home and causing illness of three children.
Saturated soils within this 5 year old Tellico Village Home crawl space. Volumes of visible mold and bacterial growths present. Annual inspections are a must!
Standing water inside of a crawl space foundation trench. Water damaged the foundation footer and had frogs living in it. Not as un common as you might think in East Tennessee.
We discovered this water leak inside of the wall behind a clothes dryer in Farragut TN home. Water and 220 volt outlets are a very bad idea.
A whole house ventilation fan reveals a water leak and mold growth. This condition caused a childs severe prolonged illness.
Left untreated mold growth causes “Dry Rott” of floor joists and girders in this East Tennessee TN home.
Interior of a furnace plenum is covered with mold growth in this Lake City, TN home. Home owners were very ill and had no clue why.
Bacterias and molds quickly form and grow on poorly maintained humidifier systems in you home. Inspection of this critical system should be performed quarterly.
Significant mold growth in your supply ducts can make the entire family sick.
Note the large areas of toxic mold growth below the “Shadow line” as we pushed up the subfloor insulation a bit for this photo.
Water has saturated this brick veneer wall and is destroying the mortar that holds the bricks in place. Note lichen growths due to long term water saturation.
Mold Growth was discovered beneath peeling sheetrock near a recently discovered dishwasher leak
We discovered mold in the kitchen cabinets of this clients home that was causing illness.
Dark areas of basement wall corner are saturated. This condition was directly tied to a poorly routed downspout outside.
Wet basement areas foster mold growth and contribute to poor indoor air quality.
Volunteer Mold and Indoor Air Quality Inspections frequently lead us to soccer of leaks into the home that can easily be avoided. Can we all agree that this in not the best place to grow trees?
Office building had extensive mild growths along exterior and interior walls due to improper roof installation and leaks. Note air scrubbers used to HEPA clean air before, during and after the remediation.
A Volunteer Mold and Indoor Air Quality Inspections led us to mold growths in the interior of wall. Contaminated wall was directly next to the babies crib. Child was sick.
Image of the interior of a furnace with mold growths on interior unit walls. Air handlers in your building can serve as biological incubators and broadcasters. This condition is often discovered during our standard Knoxville Indoor Air Quality Inspection.
Common issue created by contractors and homeowners of leaving cardboard and other organic materials in the crawl space for years creates substantial mold growth.
Something we see all too often. Blocked crawl space foundation vent.
Thermal Image of significant energy loss at return trunk. Images in red and yellow is conditioned air leaks around perimeter of failed seals.
Water Beneath Roofing layers image. Discovered solely due to use of Infrared Thermal Imaging
Thermal Imaging image indicates large temperate variation due to missing insulation. Red and yellow rears indicate high temperatures on interior walls due to missing attic insulation.
Infrared Thermal Imaging shows hidden water leak near exterior front door of home.
Thermal image of water leak over bed comparing visual vs thermal image. “Hidden” water leak is easily identified with Infrared Thermal Imaging.
Infrared Thermal Image compares what is missed by a normal visual inspection performed by other inspectors. Volunteer Inspections Uses thermal imaging to give our clients the full story.
Mold frequently grows around windows and on adjoining surfaces due to condensation. Toxic mold loves surfaces that are regularly wetted.
Mold attacking the corner wall in our clients home. Growth determined to be Stachybotrys Highly Toxic Mold. Senior Citizens in the home were suffering from a host of lung and eye problems.
Immediate dry out is required whenever you have flooding. Photo image shows wet carpet “dry out” after the discovery of mold under the carpet.
The back (underside) of HVAC floor vents with large areas of mold growth. A full Indoor Air Quality Inspection by Volunteer Mold and Indoor Air Quality.
Moldy interior wall section behind tub valve. Stachybotrys mold was making the homeowner violently ill.
Side by side of visual image and thermogram. Right side Infrared image shows water penetration in siding from dryer vent. Resulting damage inside mold and sick family.
Infrared Thermal Imaging is a quick and easy method to identify commercial building roof defects.
Side by side image of a rubber roof as viewed in normal vision and infrared thermal (on the right). Infrared can expose and pinpoint areas of trapped and normally invisible areas of water beneath a membrane.
Normally undiscovered water leaks and mold growths are quickly revealed thru Infrared Thermal Imaging.
Infrared Thermal image reveals over heated bus type fuse and bad connection at terminals
Infrared thermal imaging performed by Volunteer Inspections can identify breaks or problems with heating coils under tile or concrete.
Image of air leaks at baseboard from exterior of the home. Infrared thermal imaging can help you save money by controlling energy loss.
Infrared Thermal Imaging can see the normally unseen.
Commercial Building Inspections
Your Commercial Building Project demands the best tools in the inspection business. Infrared Thermal Imaging solves invisible puzzles quickly.
Infrared Thermal Imaging can pin point otherwise invisible water leaks in walls, ceilings and floors.
Solving problems is what we do.
Having supply and return ducks can help you identify sources of indoor air quality problems.
Mold only needs moisture and a food source (your building) to grow.