Environmental Testing

Mold Testing

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 Mold testing can be done with a Home Inspection or as a Mold Inspection by its self. 


A sample collected by Air-O-Cell, Swab or Bulk for lab analysis with the results of the lab report can inform you on mold levels and types of mold in any structure.


 It is recommended that an air sample test for mold be done on each floor or each heating unit/zone. Testing can be done at your request or after discussing the findings of your inspection with your inspector.  

 

  • The key to mold control is moisture control.
  • If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem.
  • It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

Water Testing

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 There are several contaminates you may want to test for. We can also check/measure  to make sure that the septic system is a minimum distance from the well. Otherwise you may have a problem with bacteria seepage.


  All testing is done through approved labs to satisfy FHA / VA / USDA loan requirements. 

Radon Testing

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We provide short term Radon test to measure the level of Radon gas present at the time the test was exposed. These kits must remain in the house for 2-4 days before lab analysis can determine the level.


 Did you know Radon is the #2 cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and causes about 20,000 deaths per year?

The Surgeon General of the United States issued a Health Advisory in 2005 warning Americans about the health risk from exposure to radon in indoor air.  The Nation’s Chief Physician urged Americans to test their homes to find out how much radon they might be breathing.  Dr. Carmona also stressed the need to remedy the problem as soon as possible when the radon level is 4 pCi/L or more.  

* Radon is estimated to cause about 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year.

The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 1999-2001 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report and 2002 National Safety Council Reports

EPA Recommends:

  • If you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon.
  • For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested.
  • Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher.
  • Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases, may be reduced.

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