WATER INTRUSION ASSESSMENT
Hawaii Inspection Group can provide the expertise of trained inspectors with the proper tools (infrared cameras) to conduct an assessment to find the source of the water intrusion and recommend a remediation plan to resolve the problem. Water Intrusion can enter a structure from known or unknown sources, and can cause extensive damage if left undetected.
Some of the first signs that water intrusion has occurred are:
- Mold and/or mildew – Areas that are dark and especially damp over time, become the right environment for mold and mildew to grow; signs of discoloration, spotting, musty smells and odors may also be noticeable and an indication of mold growth.
- Musty odors – are the result of the decaying process from mold, mildew and dry rot.
- Damp spots on walls – is an indication that water has absorbed through the wall; visible dark gray splotches in various places may be evident.
- Efflorescence – is a white chalky substance on cement walls. Efflorescence causes chemical breakdown of the bonding agent that hold the walls together. This could have an effect on the structural integrity of the building.
- Cracked walls – particularly at corners of windows and doorways, may need to be inspected for shifting in the structures foundation & can be from wet wood frames expanding.
- Peeling paint – Indication that the wall may have moisture on the interior; the wet or damp surface will not allow the paint to stick to it.
- Rust on appliances or metal furniture – May be an indication of dampness and water evaporation.
- Dry rot – Mold grows on walls and other surfaces and when found on especially wooden surfaces it causes wood to decay leading to dry rot.
- Warped paneling – Moisture will cause paneling to warp and discolor.
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