Home Inspection Tools of the Trade
Home Inspections Plus uses some of the latest technology when inspecting a home. The use of computers, infrared technology, continuous radon monitors, laser levels, carbon monoxide detectors, moisture meters, and microwave detectors allow a thorough inspection with accurate results.
A handheld computer is used to record the condition of a property. The software used allows for customized reports designed around the specific property being inspected.
Continuous Radon Monitor
The continuous radon monitor allows a detailed hourly reading over the 48-hour test not just a 48-hour average. The electronic monitor can detect voltage loss and tampering also.
The laser levels used allows accurate measurements of walls and foundations to determine if a structural problem may exist.
Carbon Monoxide Detector
A carbon monoxide detector is important in any home that has combustible fuel appliances. The detector used by Home Inspections Plus is able to detect levels as low as 3-5 ppm (parts per million).
A moisture meter can detect moisture in several types of materials. A noninvasive meter can detect high moisture levels below ceramic tile. These meters can determine if stains are from past leaking that has been corrected or from current leaks.
The use of infrared cameras is the latest tool in an inspector's toolbox. This tool allows our inspectors to determine the presence of moisture behind walls and in areas not always accessible. This camera can show you visually where thermal leaks may be costing you money on heating and cooling. A scan of electrical systems can detect overloaded circuits and potential fire hazards.