I offer a comprehensive home inspection service starting from the top down.
I start at the roof and evaluate not only the roof surface, but also the chimney, the ventilation system, the electrical service entrance, the plumbing stack, and any other systems or components located on the roof.
My next step is to inspect the exterior of the home. Checking the exterior component including siding, windows, doors, and proper grade and drainage.
I then move inside the house, and starting at the top, work our way through the home into the basement or crawl space. While inside, I inspect such things as the structure, the heating and cooling systems, the electrical and plumbing systems, the interior finishes, the insulation and ventilation, and accessories such as fireplaces.
My observations are then communicated through a detailed inspection report, which includes descriptions of the systems in the home, as well as any recommended improvements and who you should refer to. This will help you prioritize the improvements and develop a blueprint for your future in the home.
Testing for Radon is very important for the future health and saftey of homes occupants.
Radon is a radioactive noble gas that comes from the decay of radium in the soil. Radon is a colorless, odorless, invisible gas that can only be detected through the use of proper equipment and protocols. Prolonged exposure to elevated radon levels has been linked to an increased risk of lung cancer.The (EPA) has found that radon as the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Many homes contain radon concentrations that are high enough to give their occupants lifetime exposures that could increase their risk of developing lung cancer.
The type of short-term test that we use is the continuous electronic radon monitor. These devices generally produce more precise radon measurements. Continuous radon monitors are often used during real estate transactions, because they are more tamper resistant than charcoal canisters. We have the result back at the end of the 48 hours with no need to send tests back to the lab and wait on results
A radon test should be done when buying a home, after doing major renovations, every two years if there is a mitigation system installed or every five (5) years otherwise.