Residential Home Inspections
- A non-invasive visual examination of a residential dwelling, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify observed material defects within specific components of said dwelling. See what is covered during a standard home inspection here.
- Wood-destroying insects and other pests can cause serious damage to the wooden structural components of a home. These destructive organisms can hide and go undetected for a long time, but there are many telltale signs for different species that indicate their presence. I will inspect your home for evidence of infestation now before it becomes an expensive problem later. You will receive a discount when you get your termite inspection with a mold and/or standard home inspection.
- Radon is a carcinogenic gas that is hazardous to inhale. Build-up of radon in homes is a health concern and many lung cancer cases are attributed to radon exposure each year. Testing is the only way to find out your home’s radon levels. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. If you find that you have high radon levels, there are ways to fix a radon problem. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels. Radon has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water. Your home can trap radon inside.
Mold Evaluations and Testing
- Unchecked mold indoors can damage the structure of a home, cause wood to rot, and ruin drywall. Most importantly, mold can cause negative health effects. A professional mold test starts with a thorough inspection of your property. I will investigate any signs of past or present water intrusion, which can promote mold growth, and I will take samples of any suspected mold for laboratory analysis. My comprehensive residential mold inspection includes the inspection, testing devices, and a report. You will receive a discount when you get a mold inspection with a termite inspection and/or a standard home inspection
Indoor Air Quality Inspections
- The causes of indoor air pollution vary from region to region, house to house and even room to room. Contaminated air seeps in from outside, but it also wafts up from a smorgasbord of indoor sources like construction materials, consumer products, mold, insects and pets. Poor ventilation can let it accumulate to dangerous levels, a problem that often spikes in fall and winter as we seal up buildings to conserve heat. To be sure your home is safe, make sure to get an indoor air quality inspection.