CAP Building Services

Clean Air

The air you, your family or coworkers breathe can have a profound affect on health safety and overall enjoyment of your home or work space. Indoor air quality issues and/or indoor mould growth issues can have long lasting affects on health.

Most often our clients contact us due to complaints about musty odours, allergic reactions, respiratory problems, sinus infections or previous water damage/mould issues in the home or work space. Basically, they want to ensure that the air they are breathing is safe.

Indoor air quality in the home can be influenced by a number of factors such as building design, HVAC design, moisture intrusion, ongoing or previous mould growth. 

These are just some of the key indicators when poor indoor air quality is an issue:

  • improper management of ventilation/humidity
  • airborne dust issues from poorly maintained HVAC unit
  • chemical off-gassing from building materials or furniture
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • sewer gas from drains
  • water damage leading to mould growth
  • mould spores becoming airborne leading to respiratory issues
  • Radon within the home 


All of our indoor air quality testing and inspection services include a detailed report with findings and recommendations to make your home or office a healthier environment.

Mould Inspection: 

We put our experience, technical skill and state-of-the-art equipment to work to help identify not only mould issues but also the core issues causing them.  A few examples would be a roof leak that creates mould on or behind the drywall, or a basement foundation leak that creates mould on basement finishes.

Our reports are detailed and comprehensive with a solution orientation that helps you address the core issue(s).


Mould can negatively impact the health of you and your family and affect your overall enjoyment of your home. It just makes sense to trust something this important to the pros. 


Each Inspection Comes With the MOLDSAFE 90-Day Warranty

  • covers any New Visible Mould in the home that was not there at inspection
  • offered with each inspection we perform
  • up to $2,000 coverage for remediation of the new mould ​


Indoor air quality testing: 

Our indoor air quality testing program can help identify indoor air quality issues like mould and allergens and will provide easy-to-follow and concrete solutions. A laboratory analysis of your air will be supplied within days of the test.

Infrared Scan: view infrared images

It’s not x-ray vision, but a lot can be “seen” and determined by using infrared imagery.

Moisture leaks, insulation voids and air leaks can be evident when reviewing a building with a high quality thermal camera. Specialized reports are generated by our certified Level 1 thermographers.

Wett inspections:

Safety is vital when burning wood within a structure. A wood burning appliance - wood stove, fireplace or a furnace - should be reviewed for safety on a regular basis. Our Wett certified inspectors can perform a Level 1 inspection on any wood burning appliance and deliver a report with any clearance issues or recommendations clearly stated.


FAQ


I can’t see any mould but I smell a mustiness. Could we still have mould in our house? 
Mould can exist without being readily visible. An air-quality test will uncover a problem area by detecting elevated levels of mould spores in the air. 

Isn’t mould all around us? 
Yes. But, the kinds of mould growing indoors are not usually found in large numbers in the outside air. Another fact is that the mould that grows indoors tends to be more toxic than mould found outdoors. If you have a mould issue indoors you may be breathing in exponentially more spores than you would in a normal outdoor environment. 

If we have mould can’t we just clean it with bleach? 
Mould growth, once established, cannot be killed or cleaned with bleach or a biocide or by many other methods. It has been proven that dead mould spores can be as toxic as living mould spores, creating the same health issues to occupants of a building. Significant mould growth should be removed or cleaned up by a qualified contractor. 

Our windows have condensation in the winter. Are our windows faulty? 
In many cases it is not the window that is creating the issue. If the ventilation in the home is not adequate or balanced, high humidity issues will often present themselves first on the windows. A mould inspection and or air-quality test will help assess the issue.