Buying a home can be a stressful and confusing process. Not only do you need to factor in location and price, but you need to be sure the new house will not cause any health hazards. This is where you should seek home environmental testing services.
The home inspection is a professional, unbiased assessment of the home’s condition. It provides you with a professional report and expert opinion of the house’s physical structure and other systems.
Environmental testing involves biological, physical, and chemical factors that may affect people’s safety and health in homes. Real Estate Inspections analyze indoor environmental factors to help pour clients in all safety endeavors.
We work with leading laboratories to offer high-quality, reliable environmental testing home inspection services to several industrial companies, retailers, contractors, and government agencies.
We utilize cutting-edge technology that allows us to conduct a wide range of tests non-invasively, including everything from checking for termite infestations to assessing the water quality. Our Real Estate Agent Home Inspections Rates are quite competitive. Additionally, our printable home inspection checklist PDF contains other essential services in our scope.
Before you see mold on the ceiling or wall, it has had ample time thriving and releasing spore into the air you breathe. Mold exposure can trigger severe allergic reactions and other health issues. It’s difficult to see mold while lingering around leaky pipes and inside walls.
Real Estate Inspections is a reliable mold testing company in South Jersey. We provide all-inclusive building inspections, including testing elevated microbial growth. Our home mold testing and inspection include plumbing, grading, windows, roof, attic, under-sink areas, structural components, and much more. We utilize thermal imaging to track where water gathers at home or in a building.
A highly-toxic metal and a strong poison, lead can lead to serious health complications. According to the EPA, lead paint is still present in millions of residences — sometimes under layers of newer paint. This is especially a risk if your home or building was constructed before 1978; the year the federal government banned commercial uses of lead-based paint.Real Estate Inspection uses advanced technology to offer the latest and top quality lead testing services for residential properties. We also provide New Construction Home Inspections to ensure contractors are not using any lead-related material or paint.
Lead testing services tend to come with a hefty price. As a result, most realtors, homeowners, and businesses tend to avoid such costs. But with Real Estate Inspection, we guarantee to offer reliable and affordable EPA lead testing services.
Locating moisture issues is one of the essential functions of an environmental and home inspector. A reliable inspector must implement moisture meter readings as part of their home inspection process. The meters offer a simple, fast, and reliable way to locate and access trouble spots.
Our home environmental testing services look for evidence of moisture and the extent of the moisture delinquent. Moisture problems might be invisible but can lead to severe structural weaknesses and provide a fertile environment for mold, allergens, and fungi.
According to the EPA, nearly one out of every 15 homes contain excessive levels of radon. This naturally-occurring chemical gas is associated with lung cancer when inhaled or ingested over time.
Radon testing is the surest way to determine if radon levels exceed the set limit. We offer professional home environmental testing services for radon to help you make an informed decision. We provide documentation on radon levels in your home, school, or business.
If you’re unsure of lead or radon levels in your business, we can answer your questions and help you solve the problems. We strive to ensure clients are satisfied and safe.
Protecting you and your loved ones from mold, fungi, allergens, termite infestations, poor water quality, and more harmful substances and conditions is imperative. For more information about our environmental testing services for your home, reach out to a qualified member of our team today!
Each year termites invade millions of homes, causing billions of dollars in damage. It’s important to know that termite damage is rarely covered by homeowners insurance. A termite inspection by a licensed professional is the first step in termite treatment and protecting your property from these voracious pests.
Our Wood Destroying Insect Investigation looks for evidence of infestation by termites, carpenter ants, wood-devouring beetles, and carpenter bees, as well as evidence of past infestations, damage to wood or conditions conducive to infestation. Our state-certified inspectors provide homebuyers with accurate and detailed investigation reports that use simple, consistent terms, and are easy to understand.
You cannot see, smell or taste radon; however, it may be a problem in your home or a property you are purchasing. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. This gas moves through the earth and enters buildings through cracks and/or holes in foundations and floors and accumulates.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Surgeon General have identified radon gas as the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The only way to determine if you are at risk is to perform testing. The EPA and Surgeon General recommend testing for all homes below the third floor.
The EPA further recommends that homes with high radon concentration be mitigated. We are a “test only” firm. We do not perform or recommend radon mitigation services. This eliminates any conflict of interest. Real Estate Inspections is state-certified to perform Radon Testing in conformity with DEP regulations
Molds are microscopic fungi that can be found almost anywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Mold growth occurs mainly in warm, damp, and humid conditions. They reproduce by making spores that are released into the air to be transported to other places where they can germinate and grow. When mold is in an active growth phase, it releases gases into the air called Mold Volatile Organic Compounds (MVOCs). Not all of these gases can be detected by smell.
Molds can grow on wood and insulation, in carpet, and even behind walls where they can continue to grow undetected. When excessive moisture accumulates in the home, mold growth will often occur. This moisture build-up can stem from plumbing leaks, from condensation in air conditioning and heating systems, or from ground water penetration.
When mold is present in large quantities, it can present a health hazard, potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems in people who have sensitivities to mold. Molds produce allergens that cause hay fever-type symptoms such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, and skin rashes. These allergic reactions can happen immediately upon exposure, or they can be delayed. More severe reactions may occur in people who have mold allergies, and may include fever and shortness of breath. In addition, molds can trigger asthma attacks in people with asthma and who are allergic to mold. Some people with chronic lung illnesses can develop mold infections in their lungs with prolonged exposure to mold in the home.
Real Estate Inspections performs mold testing by collecting air samples, bulk samples, and/or swab samples. Samples are sent to the laboratory for analysis and reporting.
Approximately 15 percent of Americans rely on their own private drinking water supply like a well or aquifer. If you have a private well, then water quality testing should be important to you and your family. Unlike public drinking water systems, private wells do not have experts regularly checking the water’s source and its quality before it is sent to the tap. A state certified water testing lab can analyze your well water for potentially harmful elements such as bacteria, pesticides, organic chemicals, heavy metals, and other elements.
Real Estate Inspections provides water quality tests including:
Our services include collection the water samples as per the laboratory protocol at the time of the home inspection, delivering the samples to the lab in a timely manner, and forwarding test results to you via email as soon as available (typically 3 to 4 working days). And of course we will be available for any questions you may have about the water quality test results.
Lead was used in paint products up until 1978. During our home inspection, if peeling paint is evident, and the home was built before 1978, we will recommend lead testing to determine if lead paint is present in the home.
Lead was also used in main water supply lines, which carry the potable drinking water to residents through this region. Many are still found in existence during our home inspections, predominantly in the Philadelphia area. During our home or building inspections, our inspectors look for lead supply lines to protect our customers from the potential of drinking tap water that could cause lead poisoning.
Lead is a powerful neurotoxin that interferes with the development and functioning of almost all body organs, particularly the kidneys, red blood cells, and central nervous system. In young children, lead retards the development of the central nervous system and brain.
High levels of lead exposure can result in coma, convulsions, and death. At low levels, lead can cause reduced IQ, reading and learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder and behavioral problems. As a result, childhood lead poisoning is associated with lower educational achievement, higher rates of high school drop-out and increased behavioral problems. In the long run, children who are lead poisoned may be less likely to become positive contributors to our communities and our economy.
Real Estate Inspections provides lead testing collected from paint, dust and/or soil samples, as well as lead in water testing.