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  • Services

    Home Inspections

    We offer the most comprehensive home inspection service available.

    We start at the roof and evaluate not only the roof surface, but also the chimney exterior, the ventilation system, the electrical service entrance, the plumbing stack, and any other systems or components located on the roof.

    Our next step is to inspect the exterior of the home. We use a macro and micro approach to look at both the big picture and all the details.

    We then move inside the house, and starting at the bottom, work our way up through the home into the attic. While inside, we address 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.

    Our evaluation is then communicated through a detailed, same day inspection report, which includes descriptions of all the systems in the home, as well as any recommended improvements or further evaluation of certain areas by a licensed contractor of that field of expertise if necessay. This will help you prioritize the improvements and develop a blueprint for your future in the home.

    Best of all, our services don’t end with the inspection. For as long as you own the home, you can call with any additional questions — at no extra charge!

  • What Really Matters in a Home Inspection

  • Radon and Your Health

     

    Radon-associated lung cancer can be prevented by limiting exposure to the radon in indoor air. You can start by testing radon levels in your home and installing a radon reduction system, if needed

    Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas naturally released from rocks, soil, and water. Radon can get into homes and buildings through small cracks or holes and build up in the air. Over time, breathing in high levels of radon can cause lung cancer.

    Impact of Radon

    When you breathe in radon, radioactive materials can get trapped in your lungs. Over time, these radioactive materials increase the risk of lung cancer. It may take years before health problems appear.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon causes about 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths after cigarette smoke. People who smoke and are exposed to radon have a 10 times greater risk of developing lung cancer from radon exposure compared with people who do not smoke and are exposed to the same radon levels.

    Testing

    Testing your home is the only way to know if radon levels are high. Test your home’s radon levels:

    • If it’s never been tested or radon levels are unknown
    • When preparing to buy or sell
    • Before and after any renovations, especially after making any repairs to reduce radon levels
    • Before making any lifestyle changes in the home that would cause someone to spend more time in the basement or lower level (like converting a basement to a bedroom)

    Radon Reduction

    Consider contacting a licensed professional to install a radon reduction system (also called a radon mitigation system) in your home. EPA recommends installing a system if your radon level is at or above 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of air. A “picocurie” is a common unit for measuring the amount of radioactivity.

    You can find more information on reducing radon in your home in the Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction: How to Fix Your Home. 

    More Ways to Take Action

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    • Increase air flow in your house by opening windows and using fans and vents to circulate air.
      • But remember that natural ventilation in any type of house is only a temporary strategy to reduce radon.
    • Seal cracks in floors and walls with plaster, caulk, or other mate­rials designed for this purpose.
      • Contact your state radon office for a list of qualified contractors in your area and for information on how to fix radon problems yourself. Always test again after fin­ishing to make sure you’ve fixed your radon problem.
    • Ask about radon-resistant construction techniques if you are buy­ing a new home.
      • It is almost always cheaper and easier to build these features into new homes than to add them later.
  • Sewer Line Inspection

    A Sewer line video inspection is a cost-effective method for diagnosing problems within a drain, especially a large drain like a main sewer line. Using video equipment to look inside the drainpipe can more accurately identify and locate blockages or damage.

    A Sewer line camera inspection can find a wide range of potential problems, such as tree root infiltration, broken pipes, blockage from grease or debris buildup, corrosion or age-related degradation, infiltration by groundwater and polluted runoff entering the main sewer system.

    The purpose of a Sewer line camera inspection is to be able to see what the source of the problem that is causing a blockage or backup inside the sewer pipe or drain pipe without having to excavate your yard. The snake camera is a valuable tool in eliminating the guess work when it comes to sewer line problems.

    Sewer line camera inspections are important for two reasons: they ensure that the sewer lines are functioning properly and they save time (and money) by identifying potential problems before they become bigger issues.