Environmental Health Safety Inspections
Environmental Inspections are often a source of great concern for both the commercial and the residential property purchaser. Health risks from contaminants such as lead, asbestos, formaldehyde, and radon gas have been established by the U.S. Environmental Protective Authority (EPA) and have been found to present serious health threats to humans, especially small children.
Complete Environmental Inspection Services are offered by
Professional Property Inspections to help eliminate the surprises.
Radon Gas Measurement/Survey
Radon is a tasteless, odorless gas which is a natural byproduct of the decomposition of uranium in the soil. The gas can accumulate inside the interior living spaces of a home. Radon gas has been found to produce lung cancer in residents in those structures. Testing guidelines as set down by the EPA for Radon gas are very specific. Testing should be properly performed by a trained technician.
In 1994, Larry attended the intensive Radon Measurement Operators Course at Auburn University, College of Engineering which provides training in approved EPA Radon Measurement techniques.
Cost of Radon Gas Sampling
(includes two duplicate confirming canisters)
Tap Water Anaylsis for Lead Contamination
This test for the presence of lead in the water is usually performed in older homes and structures built with old style galvanized or lead plumbing pipes. These types of piping have been found to leach lead contamination into the drinking water passing through them. Lead accumulation in the human body...particularly in small children...has been found to cause a variety of health risks including brain and nervous system damage.
Cost of tap water lead contaminate analysis:
"double draw" sampling
Drinking Water Potability Analysis
This test insures against contamination of privately sourced drinking water. Available tests range from a simple Total Coliform bacteriological and E.coli contamination test to testing for inorganic contaminants ranging from metal contamination (i.e. lead and aluminum) all the way to chemical contaminants such as arsenic, copper, zinc, alkalinity and hardness.
Cost of drinking water analysis for:
total coliform bacteria and E.coli bacterial contamination only
Environmental sampling analysis listed above are performed by either County Health Department labs or by licensed and EPA Certified Contractors and Laboratories whose reports are accepted by the Department of Housing and Urban Devlopment (HUD), Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and the Veterans Administration (VA).