Giving you Peace of Mind
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is emitted from the earth and found nearly everywhere in the United States.
Radon gas is second only to smoking as a cause of lung cancer.
Radon is a particular issue in the Rocky Mountains where we see a higher level of radon concentrations than elsewhere in the country.
Radon testing is advised by the EPA to be conducted during all home transactions. Elevated levels of the gas can be found in any type of foundation. In fact, radon gas is present indoor or out, but concentrates in the more tightly constructed homes being built in the last 50 years. Testing by a trained and certified individual is necessary. There are protocols that are provided by the EPA and the National Environmental Health Association’s National Radon Proficiency Program.
Proper testing in a real estate transaction requires the home be tested during “winter living conditions” where the windows and doors are closed for 12-hours prior to the testing and that the home remains closed (except for normal entry and exit) during the 48-hour testing period. This may be inconvenient, but it is the only possible method to provide a valid test.
Mountain Home Inspection utilizes highly reliable continuous radon monitors from Airthings and the Rad Elec E-perm testing system. Radon tests are passive and pose no concern to occupants in the home. Mountain Home Inspection will not perform any mitigation, remaining objective when performing these tests.
what is a Sewer Scope?
Whether you’re buying a new home or just have slow drainage, you need to know if your sewer lines are functioning as they should. Broken, blocked, or root-infested sewer lines can cause sewage back-ups into a building, whether it’s a home or commercial space.
AA Marshall will send a camera from the access point in or in front of the home to the street connection. We will record the video and include it in the inspection report. You will be able to send a copy to a plumber to give you an estimate on the repairs.
With every home inspection, we purchase a 90-day sewer warranty. The SewerGard Warranty is extended to 12 months when a sewer scope is performed. A sewer scope is recommended every 18-24 months and also recommended whenever buying a home. For more information about this warranty see the warranty info tab.