Residential Inspection Services
Hidden toxins and damaging organisms can go unseen by homeowners, at times to the point of disastrous consequences. Get the full scope with important ancillary services, including radon testing, wood destroying insect inspections, and private well and water testing.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive, and carcinogenic (cancer-causing) gas. There is no way to detect immediate exposure to radon without the proper equipment, and exposure can lead to lung cancer. Southern Michigan has an especially high incidence of radon compared with the rest of the state. Protect yourself and your loved ones by ordering a radon test. Unlike many others who use rudimentary “hardware store” charcoal tests, we use a high tech continuous monitoring device, which takes samples every hour following EPA guidelines to allow for an accurate picture of the current levels of radon in the home.
Private Well Testing
Potable water systems are an essential part of any home, and the need for a new well is an unwelcome surprise expense for many homeowners. A thorough inspection of well components and function can help alleviate worries or identify damage so that repairs can be made.
Often unknown to homeowners, bacteria and nitrates can contaminate water systems. Local health departments recommend annual testing for these contaminants to ensure safe, potable water is flowing into your home. Additional testing for specific contaminants can also be done. This test is often required for home sales.
Wood Destroying Organism Inspections
Wood destroying organisms can literally take the house right out from under you. A thorough inspection for termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, powderpost beetles, boring beetles, as well as microbial growth such as brown rot, will ensure that hidden dangers to your home’s structural integrity don’t progress unnoticed.