Full Home Inspection
Wood Destroying Insects (Termites)
Water Quality Testing
You can’t see, smell or taste radon but it could be present at dangerous levels in your future home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among non-smokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes for radon.
Full Coverage Home Inspections uses reliable activated charcoal canisters to measure radon levels. For real estate transactions, the canister will be deployed at the test site for 48 hours. Upon retrieval the canisters will be shipped overnight to a certified lab and the results will be emailed to you on the same day the canisters arrive at the lab.
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A Septic Inspection begins by gathering information about the septic system. Full Coverage Home Inspections will visit the County Health Department and review all records and permits on file for the residence.
The onsite inspection begins by evaluating and inspecting the plumbing of the house to determine which fixtures utilize the septic system and if a greywater system is installed. A calculation is then performed to determine the amount of dye and water to add to the system. Dye is flushed down a toilet and water is turned on in a bathtub, shower or sink for a specific amount of time.
Using the information obtained from the County Health Department and information from the property owner (if available), all components of the system will be located including the treatment tank and absorption area. Each of the system components will be evaluated as follows:
- Inspect the treatment tank
- Inspect risers, filters and baffles
- Inspect the cesspool or seepage pit
- Inspect the holding tank
- Inspect the dosing and siphon tanks and pumps
- Inspection of mound, subsurface bed and trench systems
- Accessory components and alternate technologies
Near the end of the inspection, the adsorption field will be scanned with an ultraviolet leak detection light to check for the presence of dye that was introduced into the system. After the inspection, a report will be provided that will describe the present condition of the system and summarize the findings of the inspection.
Mold testing should be considered if there is any noticeable mold growth, musty odors or visible water damage. Full Coverage Home Inspections can use any combination of air, tape or swab samples to identify the presence and type of mold. The samples will be shipped overnight to a certified lab and the results are typically available within three business days.
Air Sampling: The purpose of air sampling is to determine the type and amount of airborne contamination in a building. When air sampling is performed, both the outside and inside air is sampled so the results can be compared to see if a problem exists.
Tape/Swab Sampling: Tape/Swab samples collect visible mold by lifting with tape or wiping with a swab. This type of sampling is used to identify specific mold types.
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