Elevation Home Inspections uses the most thorough and detailed reporting system in the area. We take the time necessary to go above and beyond what others in the area provide in order to do the best job possible. We conduct the inspection as if we were buying the home for ourselves. Click here for a sample report.
The base fee for condominium and town home inspections is $250. The rates for single family homes and duplexes begin at $275. The fees increase based on the size of the property and additional services.
Certified Mold Testing:
The fee for limited mold sampling is $125 per sample.
The fee for a mold screen inspection is $575 which includes three initial samples.
Certified Radon Testing:
The fee for radon testing is $175.
What is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water throughout the U.S. Radon causes lung cancer, and is a threat to health because it tends to collect in homes, sometimes to very high and health-threatening concentrations.
Mold (fungi) is present everywhere, indoors and outdoors. There are more than 100,000 species of mold, at least 1,000 of which are common in America. Species of Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Aspergillus are some of the most commonly found species. Mold most likely grows in bathrooms, basements, and anywhere else where there is dampness or water. Many types of mold routinely encountered aren’t hazardous to healthy individuals. Too much exposure to mold may cause a worsening of such conditions as asthma, hay fever, or other allergies. Fevers and breathing problems in a vulnerable individual are possible but unusual. When moldy material becomes damaged or disturbed, spores, which are reproductive bodies similar to seeds, can be released into the air. Exposure can occur if people inhale the spores, directly handle moldy material, or accidentally ingest the spores. Since all molds need water to grow, mold can grow almost anywhere where there is high humidity, dampness, or water damage. Most often molds are confined to areas near the water source. Removing the source of moisture through repairs or dehumidification is crucial in preventing mold growth. Correcting underlying water damage and cleaning the affected area is the best way to treat mold. If mold contamination is extensive, a professional abatement company may be needed. Excerpts from The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Environmental & Occupational Disease Epidemiology, “Facts About Mold”.
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