What Makes JLM Environmental Different?
In addition to being certified home inspectors, technicians employed by JLM Environmental are state licensed in asbestos, lead, mold, and radon. About 90% of our competitors do not hold the necessary state licenses required to conduct such additional inspections or risk assessments in these fields. Be aware of those claiming to do so as this can delay your sale or cause future problems from unsound or faulty information from unlicensed state inspectors. Our company can provide you with a comprehensive solution for any contingencies you may come across during the sale or purchase of a home. Indoor air quality is also highly requested in conjunction with home inspections. Performing all of these inspections by knowledgeable technicians at once can save you time and money. Please visit the asbestos, lead, mold, and radon pages for further information.
Your average home inspector is able to give you a detailed description of the properties' condition based on a visual inspection and experience. What if the inspector was able to see what the naked eye cannot? Using cutting edge technology, JLM Environmental home inspectors are able to do just that. Thermal imaging cameras are used during the home inspection to take an 'x-ray' visual exam through interior walls and floors. Internal and external water intrusion sources can be identified at this time. The internal portion will relate to possible sources in the interior plumbing, condensation from AC systems, drain leaks, spa tub leaks, etc. External sources will relate to roofing, improperly sealed windows, exterior perimeter pooling water, compromised or lack of rain gutters and downspouts, etc. Prior to thermal imaging use, the inspector will run the properties plumbing lines by operating all faucets throughout the home. Any possible plumbing leaks will be noted using the thermal camera's ability to distinguish between temperatures. It is also advantageous to have the inspection performed immediately following a recent rain. Possible water leaks and intrusions not associated with the plumbing of the home are likely to be found.
The client should be aware that conditions may not be optimal for all aspects of the thermal imaging inspection since the rain factor cannot be controlled.