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During the inspection process, all of the home's available essential systems and components will be operated/tested and/or visually inspected. A written evaluation of the following components of a residential building will be provided to the client within 72 hours: heating system, cooling system, plumbing system, electrical system, structural components, foundation, roof, masonry structure, exterior and interior components, and any other related residential housing component. Home inspections are roughly a four-hour process. Clients and/or realtors are welcome to attend for the entire inspection process, a portion of the inspection process, at the end to go over findings, or may coordinate with the inspector to go over findings virtually. A thermal imaging scan is provided during every inspection, and RecallChek is included in every inspection report to inform the client of any recalls on major appliances.
WOOD DESTROYING INSECT REPORT
A WDIR can not only help put your mind at ease about purchasing the home but can also let you know if there are issues that need to be resolved. The presence of termites is not usually a deal-breaker to potential buyers, as long as the termites have been professionally exterminated and the damage repaired. Having a WDIR inspection done will show you every nook and cranny of your potential new home, leaving no stone (or crawlspace) unturned when it comes to issues that might need repairing.
RADON GAS TESTING
Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. We test for radon using a continuous radon monitor (with a sensitivity of 28 counts per hour (cph)), which is placed in the home for 48 hours. At the conclusion of the radon test, the client will receive a supplemental report that will include radon, temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure levels throughout the 48-hour period.
Radon Gas Testing
Elevated mold spore concentrations in both the indoor and outdoor environment are known to be the cause of allergy symptoms and are occasionally responsible for respiratory illness in immunocompromised individuals. Elevated mold spore concentrations in the indoor environment can be from outdoor infiltration; or from indoor growth sources when elevated surface moisture and humidity exist for extended periods of time. If suspected mold is visible in the home, tape and/or swab samples will be collected. If no visible discoloration is present, air sampling will be used to determine particles in the air (mold spores, algal spores, fern spores, skin cell fragments, fibrous glass fibers, cellulosic fibers, opaque particles, insect parts, and anthropogenic particles. Each test includes three samples; the air samples will be taken outside (to be used as a baseline), in a main living area, and in the primary bedroom. The client will receive a supplemental report within 72 hours of testing with the mold sample lab results. The primary purpose of our mold testing is to determine if hidden water damage or moisture levels may present in a home; for health-related concerns relating to mold, an industrial hygienist should be consulted.
FHA/VA BASICPLUS WATER PANEL
Contaminated drinking water is one of the oldest known public health concerns. The fact that a water supply has been used for a prolonged amount of time without reported adverse health effects is not a guarantee of its safety. Regular users of a water supply can develop a tolerance for the contaminants present within their water supply while infrequent users may become sick by drinking the same water. This panel tests for total coliform, E. coli, lead, iron, manganese, nitrate, nitrite, turbidity, and pH. This informational water quality testing report compares the client's sample results to national standards that are defined within the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Regulations. One drinking water test kit represents a single drinking water outlet. The client will receive a supplemental report within 72 hours of testing with the water panel lab results.
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