Inspection Details

Example radon test

Radon

EPA estimates nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. has elevated radon levels. Radon causes thousands of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. Radon exits the ground and seeps into homes through cracks and holes in the foundation, radon is a radioactive gas it comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in rocks, water, and nearly all soils.

www.epa.gov/radon/radontest.html
Example lead paint peeling

Lead

EPA studies confirmed structures built prior to 1978 may contain lead base paint. Lead is especially harmful to pregnant women, children causing birth defects and developmental abnormalities. Lead settles from past and current uses in our environment through paint, ceramics, piping/plumbing materials, solders, gasoline, batteries, ammunition, and cosmetics.

www2.epa.gov/lead/learn-about-lead#lead
Example mold spots on wall

Mold

Studies indicate that 50 – 65% of homes have a mold problem. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur; the key to controlling mold is eliminating moisture.

www.epa.gov/mold/
Example of a termite

Termites and other Wood Destroying Insects (WDI)

Receiving a WDI diagnostic report. Termites are associated with moisture; most types are drawn to watered-down wood, the same dampness that attracts termites to your home is also a breeding ground for mold. The presence of WDI in a structure can present a significant hazard due to structural damage if infestations are undetected and/or left untreated.