Harbur Home Services Home Inspections: How do we Detect Water Damage?

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Real Estate Agent with Hansen Real Estate Group Inc.

Harbur Home Services Home Inspections: How do we Detect Water Damage?

One of the most important areas to focus on when doing home inspections in South Florida, is the detection of water infiltration and damage from moisture.  With our FLIR thermal imaging (infrared) camera, I can quickly tell where the water damage is and from there tell what the cause is.  There is more to this than just a fancy camera, you must have training on how to use the equipment as well as how to identify what are called thermal “anomalies” or moisture that should not be there.

 

Harbur Home ServicesIn dealing with moisture detection, it is crucial to have someone that is trained on how to use a thermal imaging camera.  It is surprisingly easy to confuse the cold air coming from an a/c vent, with a potential leak and a reflection from a window, with a incorrectly diagnosed water stain.  I have years of training and experience, and have certification from the leading thermography training institute (ITC) inMassachusetts.

 

When you use Harbur Home Services for your home inspection, you get the best.  You aren’t dealing with a large franchise where you never know who is going to do your inspection and more importantly what their training and experience is.  I am the owner and primary inspector, and I have the training and personal touch that gives you the confidence to make that home purchase safe and worry free.  I am always prompt and pride myself on investing in the most cutting edge equipment and training available.

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Alex Harbur
www.harburhomeservices.com
Phone: 561-307-9944
E-mail: alex@harburhomeservices.com

 

Harbur Home Services serves all of Palm Beach County Florida 


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Michelle

GREAT post to share for buyers and sellers. Bet this is a common problem, as it can be in our coastal area. We are seeing more companies starting to use infrared cameras although it is still pretty uncommon. So much lies behind "visual inspection."

Jeff

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Jennifer Fivelsdal
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Michelle,

It is so important that the inspector is aware of major issues in a community and pay special attention to those area.  Harbur Home Services Home Inspections knows infilration of water is a concern in South Florida so they have the correct tools to zero in on this problem.

Mar 12, 2012 05:51 AM #2
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Larry Brewer
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Water damage is really important to spot here in the Nashville area since we had our 1000 year floor in 2010. People are really concerned and they should be. Wellington buyers are in good hands with you and your team.

Mar 12, 2012 07:15 AM #3
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Michelle - I agree with Jeff Dowler -- this is a great service to provide/highlight to your clients.  Water intrusion is such a concern and can have such hazardous effects on property and people.  

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Michelle Gibson
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Jeff - Yes it is

Jennifer - I couldn't agree with you more

Larry - It is here too with all the hurricanes we've had

Michael - Thanks 

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