Additional Inspections

Additional Inspections That We Provide

Radon Gas Testing:  Radon is a radioactive gas which has been linked to cancer.   It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils.  It can be easily controlled if it is present and the first step is to determine whether it is indeed a problem.  I provide Carbon  Canister tests for Radon.  This type of test accurately determines whether the levels of Radon present on the property are safe or unsafe.  Most of the United States has some level of Radon present in the soil.  The levels vary depending on the geology of the region.  Even so, homes tend to trap the gases as they rise from the ground.  So it is very important to have your home tested.

Mold Inspections:  Anywhere there is moisture, even inside a wall, there is potential mold growth.  Mold is known to cause problems for those with Asthma and other respiratory ailments.  We can identify all areas that have existing mold growth and also point out areas that need to be monitored regularly. Mold is not always readily visible, yet can still cause the associated health problems by infiltrating the air handling system in the home.  If you’re considering purchasing a home, and notice any stale or musty odors in the house while touring it, it is highly recommended that you have a mold inspection before purchasing.  There is much to know about mold.

Water Quality Testing and Analysis:  Water quality is important to the health of you and your family.  Many families have opted to have filtering systems installed in their homes in the last decade.  These systems work well but like all mechanical systems, they have to be properly maintained. A water quality test will determine the safety of your water whether it is filtered or not.  If the property’s water supply is from a well, it is imperative that you have a water quality test prior to purchasing. The expense of drilling a new well can easily run into thousands of dollars. So don’t take the need for this test lightly.

Septic Tank Testing:  The septic tank allows the heavy solids and the lighter scum materials in the wastewater to separate from the liquids. The function of the tank is to hold the solid waste material and prevent it from reaching the soil absorption field. The solids in the tank are pat partially decomposed by bacteria and the rest is later removed by “pumping” the septic tank ( EPA recommends pumping the tank contents every 3-4 years).