The inspection took approximately 2 to 3 hours.
We use a ladder, flashlight and a small assortment of hand tools and electronic test equipment.
The foundation was checked for cracks and evidence of settling.
The water supply and drainage was checked by turning on faucets and filling up tubs and sinks.
Attic or Crawl Space
These areas were checked for dampness, proper insulation, venting and structure.
The panel cover of the fuse box was removed to check on the adequacy of service.
Heating and Cooling Equipment
Where appropriate, each system was turned on and checked for proper operation.
Windows and Doors
We examined a representative sample for acceptable operation and to ensure that air and water seepage was at a minimum.
Sidewalks and Driveways
Surface conditions were checked for cracking and trip hazards.
Interior walls, ceilings and floors are checked for leaks, cracks and stains.
Where necessary, we gave advice about the site grading and drainage.
Roof and Siding
Type and condition was noted.
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
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
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/
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.