Tried-and-True Home Inspections will check all accessible areas of the home including the structural components, exterior components, roofing system, plumbing system, electrical system, heating system, cooling system, interior components, insulation components and ventilation system, and fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances. In your detailed report, we will describe all of the above systems and components, state what material defects are found and the significance of those findings, and provide recommendations regarding the need to repair, replace, or monitor a system or component, or obtain evaluation by a qualified professional, tradesman, or service technician.
A material defect is a condition, or functional aspect of component or system, observable during a home inspection that substantially affects the value, habitability, or safety of the dwelling. Material defects do not include decorative, stylistic, cosmetic, or aesthetic aspects of the system, structure, or component.
An accessible area is one that is available for visual inspection without requiring the moving of personal property, dismantling, destructive measures, or any action which will likely involve risk to persons or property.
Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that has no color, smell, or taste. It is present in nearly all soils and is found in the air we breathe every day. Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium. Uranium will decay to radium and eventually radon.
The problem occurs when radon gas enters your home and gets trapped. Breathing air with radon will increase your risk of lung cancer. This risk is multiplied for smokers. As radon decays into radioactive particles they can damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer over a person’s lifetime. The EPA estimates that radon caused lung cancer kills around 21,000 Americans every year.
Any home can have elevated radon levels regardless of age, condition or design. It depends on how your home interacts with the surrounding soil. Radon levels in your home can vary significantly from your neighbor’s home. Testing is the only way to know if your home has unsafe radon levels.
Testing can be done as part of a home inspection or a stand-alone service.
For more information about Radon, download the Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon.
While we don't do Wood Destroying Insect Inspections in house, we work with the best pest control services companies in New Jersey. We will handle all of the scheduling to ensure same day inspections.