During an inspection, only visible components can be inspected. These include:
At the end of the inspection, we will review the report with you thoroughly and answer any questions you may have. Each client is e-mailed a copy of their report, which includes pictures and repair recommendations.
Radon is a radioactive gas released from the normal decay of uranium in rocks and soil. It is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that seeps up through the ground and diffuses into the air. Radon in indoor air is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. Testing is the only way to know if a person's home has elevated radon levels. To test, a small device will be placed in the home for at least 48 hours. The device reports readings every hour and then an average is taken to give you the radon level in the home.
Homes sold in Wayne, Washtenaw, Macomb, & Ingham counties are required to have a well and/or septic inspection prior to transfer of the property.
Although other counties may not require a well and/or septic inspection, an evaluation is to the buyer's benefit. Septic and well failures are very costly to repair or replace. The inspection is informative and can determine how well these systems function.
A water sample can be taken from the home (usually at the kitchen faucet). The most common tests are coliform, e-coli bacteria, and nitrites. The samples are taken to a water lab and the results are produced in a few days.