If you’re a prospective home buyer, don’t sign on the dotted line until you get the facts about your new home. At Top Quality Inspections & Consulting, our qualified inspectors provide the valuable insights you need to maximize your investment and protect your family.
Prompt Project Completion
We offer quick responses to residents throughout Edmonton, Calgary and the surrounding communities. Once on-site, we’ll use our keen attention to detail to identify everything from hazardous materials to structural issues. In addition to being fully trained and equipped to test indoor air quality for mould and other particulates, we can test for lead, asbestos, and other issues that could harm you, your loved ones, or your bank account. After completing our inspection, we’ll quickly present you with a thorough, honest, and easy-to-understand assessment.
At Your Service
To accommodate your busy schedule, we offer flexible business hours Monday to Saturday, 8 AM – 8 PM, and on Sundays by appointment. For more information or to set up a consultation, call today.
Home inspections include an assessment of the following:
Roof, vents, flashings, and trim
Gutters and downspouts
Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings
Eaves, soffit and fascia
Grading and drainage
Basement, foundation and crawl space
Water penetration and foundation movement
Main water shut-off valves
Water heating system
Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
Electrical service line and meter box
Main disconnect and service amperage
Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
Grounding and bonding
GFCIs and AFCIs
Fireplace damper door and hearth
Insulation and ventilation
Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers
And much more
At Top Quality Inspections & Consulting, our indoor air quality inspectors are highly trained and experienced. We recognize the health dangers posed by all types of mould, and we’re determined to provide the quick response and quality services you need to protect your property and your peace of mind. Our mould examinations are non-invasive and efficient. We will identify, collect samples and document all incidents of problematic growth we find.
Dedicated To Client Satisfaction
Especially common after major leaks, floods, and in properties with moisture retention issues, mould can lead to everything from allergic reactions to serious medical concerns. Using modern technology and painstaking attention to detail, we aim to provide a comprehensive assessment of your property that includes pinpointing the source of the outbreak. If you've experienced water damage or an unusual musty odour in your home or place of business, you may be at risk. Mould produces dangerous toxins for both people and animals. The quality of mould remediation service you receive is important. Top Quality Inspections & Consulting will isolate the source of growth and eliminate it properly, the first time.
Your Safety Comes First
At Top Quality Inspections & Consulting, you, your family, and your employee's are our first priority. We rely on time-tested methods and equipment that meet or exceed industry standards. Secure your family’s peace of mind with our qualified expertise. If you suspect there is mould in your home, don’t wait, call us today.
Whether you already own the building in question, or you’re looking for more information before you buy, Top Quality Inspections & Consulting is your source for indoor air quality inspections. In addition to our flexible appointment availability Monday – Sunday, we work to promptly complete every project we take on.
What is Mould?
Mould is a microscopic organism that grows from spores (seeds). As scary a word as “mould” can be, mould spores are constantly around us, whether we’re inside or outdoors. People’s tolerance to mould exposure can vary greatly.
Individuals at increased risk of the adverse effects of mould exposure include:
Infants and children
Individuals with respiratory conditions
There are 3 ways mould spores can enter the human body:
Inhalation: Breathing in airborne mould spores
Skin: Touching mouldy surfaces
Ingestion: Eating spoiled food
Mould requires an organic food source, a source of moisture and just the right level of humidity to thrive. Most indoor mould problems can be controlled by limiting the amount of moisture present in a given space.
Unfortunately, moisture intrusion within your home has many possible sources:
Combustion appliances such as gas powered clothes dryers
Faulty sump pumps
Recurrent plumbing troubles
Kitchen steam from cooking
Recent construction methods have led to a reduction in the fresh air exchange found in many newer builds. As such, your dwelling’s ability to eliminate excess moisture may have been compromised from the start. No matter which materials were selected for the construction of your home, it is your responsibility to be aware of any excess moisture build up. Mould produces enzymes that just love to digest the organic materials found in homes and offices, including our wallboard, carpeting and ceiling tiles, just to name a few.
Not all types of mould are toxic, but health issues can arise if prevalent mould is permitted to grow unchecked.
Elements Affecting Indoor Air Quality
The quality of the air we breathe drastically affects our long-term health, productivity and quality of life. Whether at home or in the workplace, no one is immune to the possibility of breathing in pollutants.
The sources for these airborne contaminants include:
Formaldehyde/pressed wood products
Personal care products
Nitrogen dioxide pesticides
Stoves, heaters, fireplace, and chimneys