Moisture, Mold and Water Infiltration

Moisture and water intrusion is one of the most common causes of mold issues and a leading cause of design and construction claims. Not only will it greatly reduce the operation of a building or home, but can become more widespread and expensive if not discovered and corrected in a timely manner.

The causes of moisture intrusion can be as wide ranging as improper design, the use of inappropriate or defective materials, poor workmanship, or other external causes. Our inspectors are able to identify the origin of the water and/or moisture intrusion and recommend a solution to repair the problem.

Moisture intrusion into a home can lead to various problems, including:

Mold Growth: Creates an ideal environment for mold and mildew, posing health risks.

Structural Damage: Weakens wood, drywall, and other structural components, compromising stability.

Rot and Decay: Damages wood and organic materials, leading to rot and decay over time.

Electrical Issues: Can damage wiring and electrical systems, posing safety hazards.

Paint and Finish Damage: Causes peeling, bubbling, or discoloration of paint and finishes.

Foundation Problems: Contributes to foundation issues, compromising the integrity of the building.

Metal Corrosion: Accelerates corrosion of metal components, such as nails, screws, and structural elements.

Odor and Mustiness: Results in unpleasant odors and a musty indoor environment.

Allergen Increase: Promotes the growth of allergens, exacerbating respiratory issues.

Decreased Indoor Air Quality: Moisture-related issues can lead to poor indoor air quality, affecting the well-being of occupants.

Regular inspections and timely repairs are essential to prevent and address moisture intrusion, protecting the structure and occupants of a property.