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Blow Door Testing

Blow Door TestingA blower door is a machine used to measure the air tightness of buildings. Since the blower door forces air through cracks and holes, the locations of the leaky spots can be identified. The draft of air entering through the holes can often be felt with the hand. Smoke and infrared imaging can also be employed to locate smaller, more subtle leaks. This is a pass or fail test required by the State of Maryland on all new residential construction.

Duct Work Testing

A duct leakage tester is a diagnostic tool designed to measure the air tightness of forced air heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) ductwork. A duct leakage tester consists of a calibrated fan for measuring an air flow rate and a pressure sensing device to measure the pressure created by the fan flow. Smoke and infrared imaging can be employed to locate leaks. This is a pass or fail test required by the State of Maryland on all new construction if the duct work passes through unconditioned space such as a vented attic or crawlspace.

Mold Inspection

A mold inspection is when a person looks for mold growth in a building and if found, a sample is taken and sent to a lab for testing. Mold tests can be done with an air pump to find an airborne spore count, surface sampling, carpet sampling, and wall samples which require drilling a half inch hole in the drywall. Why test? Usually, mold testing is for determining the extent of mold contamination, help doctors take care of their patients, and make a purchase or leasing decisions.

Home Inspection

A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. The main purpose of a home inspection is to give you the information needed to make an informed decision on the purchase. Most home inspectors focus on the major defects that will cost the buyer a lot of money above the purchase price to repair.

Thermal Imaging

Thermal ImagingA Thermal Imaging Camera (also called an infrared camera) is a device that forms an image using infrared radiation, similar to a common camera that forms an image using visible light. A few things it can be used for; help spot electrical issues, help identify thermal performance, help root out roofing problems, they can be used on homes, boats, RVs and more.

Other Inspection Tools

RF Moisture Meter: Our moisture meter has a scan mode for locating moisture in materials up to ¾ of an inch thick. It also has a probe feature which can be used to test the moisture content of various building materials.
Temperature and Humidity Meter: This meter will tell the ambient and relative humidity of a room to find areas with potential mold growth.
Microwave Indicator: The indicator flashes when microwaves are detected. This is used to make sure microwaves are not leaking outside of the appliance.