Ralph has earned a positive reputation because he goes out of his way to provide truly exceptional service to each of his customers and has earned the name of Ralph The Home Inspector. He understands that your needs can change last minute, and we’re ready to adapt our services quickly to ensure your success. Read on to learn more about what we can do for you.
Siding, windows, Trim
Grading and drainage Systems
Garage, Sheds, Barns
Home inspections - Termite Inspection
Radon Testing - Mold & Allergen Testing
Well Flow & Water Quality Testing
Heating, Cooling and Ventilation
RADON GAS TESTING
Ralph is certified for Radon measurement, and uses a calibrated digital monitor to measure radon levels in the air for a minimum of 48 hours (real estate transaction minimum.) The radon monitors used are highly-accurate units employing state-of-the-art technology for fast and clear reporting. A Radon Report is provided immediately upon retrieving the unit.
WHAT IS RADON AND WHY TEST?
Radon (Rn) is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is inert, colorless, and odorless. It is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Most radon exposure occurs inside homes, schools and workplaces. Radon gas becomes trapped indoors after it enters buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Indoor radon can be controlled and managed with proven, cost-effective methods.
WELL FLOW TEST
This test helps to determine if the components of a private well are functioning adequately. The test is performed for 60 minutes and can be done during a home inspection. The result can help determine if the system produces sufficient water flow at a sufficient pressure, and if repairs or adjustments are warranted.
WOOD DESTROYING INSECT INSPECTION
Inspection for termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and wood boring beetles. A complete Wood Destroying Insect Report is provided same-day
WATER QUALITY TESTING
Water quality samples are collected in specialized containers to be analyzed by an independent lab to determine if bacteria or contaminants are present in the water. Testing parameters include potability, radon, lead, arsenic, uranium, PFAs, VOCs, or others.
MOLD / ALLERGEN TESTING
Samples are collected using calibrated and specialized equipment and analyzed by an independent lab to determine specific spore DNA and/or allergens and irritants that can affect your health. A detailed report is provided in just couple of business days.
Ralph was trained and certified by the Dept. of Energy for Thermal Imaging. Infrared energy / heat of various levels is detected using the latest in thermal camera technology to determine if moisture is present in walls or ceilings, if insulation is lacking, and where possible heat loss is taking place in the home. Identifying and correcting any findings can improve the home's energy efficiency, and help to prevent hidden secondary issues.
A septic inspection is a full review of the septic tank to check the water level. The inspector will remove the septic tank cover and observe the flow of wastewater through the septic system by running water from the house to the septic tank and the leach lines. Leach lines are a system of perforated pipes that disperse the effluent from the septic tank into the ground. In some cases, a septic system may need to be pumped to perform the inspection.
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