Radon is a major health risk. Elevated radon level are known to cause at least 22,000 deaths each year in the US. With more energy efficient homes, radon can't dissipate into the environment naturally as it once did. It becomes trapped in the home elevating radon concentrations increases leading to lung cancer and morbidity.
The EPA recommends every house be tested. Doing this when buying or selling your home allows you to take immediate action to be assured of a healthy home environment.
We use state-of-the-art continuous Corentium Pro monitors with passive diffusion, alpha spectrometry and silicon photodiodes to measure alpha particle energy from radon gas decay. Calibration is C-NRPP certified to a standard deviation +/-7%. or 0.12 pCi/L, where other monitors range upwards to +/-21%.
We take this seriously. You should too.
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Wood destroying inspections (a.k.a. "termite" inspections) assumes insect activity is a risk no matter where you live if your home has wood in it. All you need is little moisture and away they go.
As with the home inspection, this is a non-invasive visual review of the readily accessible components of the home, Accessible framing components are probed for damage. Visible framing is scanned for signs of past damage or recent activity.
We use licensed entomologists with certification beyond the basic NEPMA level to assure you home inspections are the most comprehensive evaluation within the scope of the law.
Our WDI inspectors don't offer treatment for anything they find. This keeps them totally objective to the evaluation.
We can schedule a wood destroying insect inspection you schedule your inspection appointment.
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The air in our homes can put us at risk for health problems. Living organisms, be they microfungi mold, or macrofungi hyphae, can cause respiratory, allergenic, optical and skin distress. Gathering air quality and surface data allow you to take action for a healthy home now.
We work with Reliable Labs, the professional service subsidiary of ProLabs, in Weston, FL. They are AIHA accredited. We have a professional association directly with Josh Bruington and Fidel Zuniga who stand as personal consultants if questions arise.
The field work takes about an hour. It involves: 1) a visual investigation of all accessible services, evaluation of the HAVC, inspection of the attic and basement, 2) taking surface swabs on questionable areas, 3) taken a minimum of two air sample (an outdoor control and one indoors from a central area of maximum thermal movement) The results and report are usually available the next business day.
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In-ground, or above ground pools can have unknown deficiencies. Include a pool inspection with your home inspections. We inspect the visible and accessible liner, pump, filter, skimmer, ladders, cover, heater, electric, fence, gates and visible pipes for worn, defective or unsafe conditions. Knowing these and addressing them help preserve a safe swimming environment.
If your home has a well, knowing the water condition can protect your family's health and help isolate potential problems. Requesting a well water test at home inspections is important.
The scan includes bacteria, coliform, nitrate, nitrite, pH, alkalinity, iron, manganese, copper, sulfate, chloride, sodium, hardness, turbidity, dissolved solids, chlorine. Radon in water can also be done.
Information on private wells can be found at mass.gov/private-wells.
The Neighborhood Environmental Report scans 1,400 government databases for potential contamination that may impact the property. Tank leaks (e.g., gas stations) • Chemical spills • Residential oil spills • Clandestine drug labs.
It is especially important to screen homes within 1/2 mile of gas stations, dry cleaners, industrial sites or general commercial sites.
Sewer scoping at home inspections look at the hidden pipes that are notorious for clogging, backing up and creating big headaches. The trouble is, they are inaccessible without a sewer scope inspection. Using flexible, 50' cameras, our partners will scope out what's happening underground.
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