On the top of everyone’s home safety list is adding security cameras, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, but one that is often overlooked is testing for radon. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the number one leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. This silent killer is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Read on to learn more about radon and the lasting effects it can have on you and your family.[Read more…]
What Happens If My Home Inspector Finds Radon?
Measuring radon levels in a home is key to protecting the health of anyone breathing the air. The fact that radon causes cancer should be the reason to find out if you, or your family, is being exposed to excessive levels of the dangerous gas. It is difficult for people to accept that their home, a place that one looks to for security, is hiding this invisible danger. [Read more…]
What is Included in a Home Inspection?
Home inspections fill a key role when it comes to buying (or selling) a home. We have already explained the need for a home inspection in our blog, Why You Need a Home Inspector. Today, we’re going to look at home inspections and what you can expect to be covered (and not covered) in a basic home inspection. By the end of this, we hope you’ve got a better idea of how comprehensive home inspections should be, as well as when to add services to your inspection. [Read more…]