Certified RespirCare Associate

Advance Look Building Inspection & Environmental Testing
Ontario, CA

Brief Company Overview

Whether you are buying or selling, or investing in a property, Advance Look can provide an extensive and professional home building inspection. Advance Look also provides testing for bio-contaminants such as mould, asthma triggers, volatile organic compounds and formaldehyde.

Advance Look inspectors have the experience and knowledge to ensure your greatest investment is protected through a thorough inspection and report, giving you peace of mind so that you can make the right decision.

Since 2004, Advance Look has been the leading home inspection service in Southwestern Ontario and surrounding regions. We have inspected over 1800 homes from an environmental perspective.

Our inspector is fully committed to ensure you the highest quality of performance and the most precise feedback.

Advance Look inspectors are fully certified in the highest standards of building inspection and environmental testing, and have been trained using advanced technology and deliverables through hands-on experience.

Our Online Report Delivery service not only outlines the true information and conditions of your home from the roof to the basement, but also how to properly maintain it.

Hugh Dwyer

Advance Look Owner

Services Offered

Visual Assessment for Moisture Damage and Suspect Mould Growth

A Visual Assessment is a non-invasive visual inspection of the structure for mould and conditions associated with indoor mould growth using state-of-the-art, industry specific equipment to detect unusual conditions such as:

  • Abnormal temperature differentials
  • Elevated humidity
  • Elevated moisture in building materials
  • Visual water damage or staining of building materials

Sample Collection and Laboratory Testing

If microbial growth is suspected, we can sample the environment using one or more of three common mould sampling methods.

  • Surface sample: involves using a sterile swab or direct tape lift to collect mould from a surface for direct microscopic examination and analysis.
  • Bulk sample: involves physically extracting a piece of material from a surface for culturing or direct microscopic examination and analysis.
  • Air sample: involves trapping air in a special cassette specifically designed for direct microscopic examination and analysis.

Asthma Triggers and Allergen Screening

Screening involves using a dust collection device to collect dust from interior settling reservoirs such as cold air returns, baseboards, bedding and furniture.  Since indoor allergens can play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks, it is important to recognize potential indoor contaminants and reduce your exposure.  With today’s technology, indoor environments can be tested for contaminants.

All Services Include:

  • Visual assessment.
  • Moisture intrusion assessment (mould assessments only).
  • Site specific sampling protocol, supplies and Chain of Custody documentation.
  • Laboratory fees and analytical reports.
  • Third party laboratory and inspector credential verifications.
  • Data interpretation of laboratory reports and documentation of elevated and/or unusual mould conditions according to Health Canada, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and American Conference for Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) references.
  • Third party independent analytical review by a highly qualified RespirCare Analytical Data Review Specialist with Board Awarded American Council for Accredited Certifications (ACAC) certifications.
  • Reference report with links to the USEPA, Health Canada or IICRC S500 and S520 recommended guidelines for self clean-up or referral to an appropriate specialist.
  • Expert Witness and Litigation support services (additional fees may be required).

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