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Environmental Hazards

Our job as your professional home inspector is to alert you, to the extent possible, to unknown problems and potential environmental hazards in your current or potential house. Ours is a non-invasive visual inspection of your property which can alert you to possible problems. Depending on the home, the following inspections and/or testing is recommended:

  • Radon: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water throughout the U.S. Radon is a threat to health because it tends to collect in homes, sometimes to very high concentrations. According to the EPA, Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Concentration of Radon Gas in a home in excess of 4.0 PCi suggest mitigation be considered. Testing is recommended for all homes unless they are second floor or higher.
  • Septic: If a home has a septic system, it is recommended that the system be inspected by a licensed septic company to determine if the system is functioning properly and if any defects exists.
  • Water: If a home has a private well, it is recommended that an extended water profile be performed. This testing analyzes the water for bacteria, minerals, lead and radon in water.
  • Asbestos: Asbestos material that crumbles easily if sawed, scraped, or sanded into a powder is more likely to create a health hazard because it can be inhaled into the lungs, increasing the risk of disease.
  • Lead: Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes. In general, the older a home, the more likely it has lead-based paint. 
  • Mold: There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture. Molds can produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances. 
  • Termites or other wood-destroying organisms: These pests cause serious damage to wooden structures and posts and can also attack stored food, household furniture, and books.