A home is typically one of the largest investments ever made. You cannot un-buy a home; therefore, it is crucial to know the condition of the home prior to purchasing it. Condition affects value, and the true cost of a home equals the sales price plus all of the required repairs. Home inspections are crucial when purchasing single-family homes, town-homes, or condominiums.
Mold is present in the air both inside and outside your home. But, it becomes a problem when the indoor levels are higher than the outdoor levels due to growth within the home. At elevated levels, molds can be allergenic, pathogenic, or even toxic to our systems. Mold testing determines the type of molds present, the concentrations, and whether they are actively growing inside your home.
Radon is an invisible gas that seeps into physical structures from the soil below and surrounding them. The gas decays into radioactive particles that can cause lung cancer when inhaled over a period of time. In fact, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, second only to smoking. Find out the radon levels in your home prior to purchasing or at any time you are concerned.