Home Inspection Specialties
Our job as your professional home inspector choice is to alert you to the extent possible to unknown problems and potential environmental hazards in your current or potential house. Just because some of these hazards are invisible doesn’t mean they call for less vigilance on your part. Ours is a non-invasive visual inspection of your property. While we may be able to alert you to possible problems, our basic inspections are no substitutes for specialized contaminant testing. Ask us to explain our radon inspection services, including referrals, in more detail.
Certified Stucco and EIFS Moisture Analysis
A properly trained and certified EIFS Inspector may be the only solution homeowners have in determining the condition of the exterior stucco of their home. Failure to detect problems can result in serious financial loss. Specifically, we investigate for past and present water migration into EIFS systems through visual, electronic and scientific methods. This inspection service can generate peace of mind for all parties involved.
Radon is a radioactive gaseous element produced in the disintegration of radium, a radioactive metallic element. It cannot be detected by the senses and can be confirmed only by sophisticated instruments and laboratory tests. The gas enters a house through pores and cracks in the concrete or through floorboards of poorly ventilated crawlspaces, especially when wet ground allows the gas to escape easily through the soil and disperse in the atmosphere. Radon is a lung carcinogen: the National Academy of Sciences estimates radon causes some 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths annually. The U.S. Surgeon General and the EPA recommend all houses be tested for radon. Houses with high radon levels can be easily reduced. [excerpts from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Indoor Radon.”]