Wear & Tear
As a building ages and is subjected to natural interior and exterior “wear and tear” from it’s own moisture load as well as that of the natural exterior environment, materials expand, contract, wear out and fail. The job of an OnGuard Certified Moisture Control Inspector is to identify those issues before they become an expensive problem and keep your property in tip top condition year after year.
Mechanicals & Plumbing
On its own, water is a highly corrosive substance. It’s easy to miss leaks that develop in mechanical and plumbing systems when you’re not trained to spot them. And even when you do know that they exist, it’s easy to push them off to another day. Unfortunately, the day that many of us prioritize fixing the issue is the day that the once small problems becomes a big, expensive problem. Hiring an OnGuard Certified Moisture Control Inspector once per year to keep your home or business trouble free is peace-of-mind for you now and money in your pocket when you sell in the future.
Exhaust vents from conditioned spaces terminating into unconditioned areas (attics, crawl spaces, unfinished basements) are a common problem in many homes and commercial buildings. Not only will an OnGuard Certified Moisture Control Inspector identify this problem, but they can put you on a path toward better ventilation that results in greater indoor air quality, energy efficiency, moisture control, heat dissipation and in colder climates, ice dam prevention.
Thermal bridging resulting in condensation at windows and doors. Substantial temperature differentials at supply registers. Air intrusion through switches and electrical outlets. These are a few of the most common issues that an OnGuard Certified Moisture Control Inspector can identify and help you solve. The result will be a more comfortable and trouble free building with lower energy demands.