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Your General Home Inspection Will Cover
We will inspect any home you consider purchasing and provide you with all the information you need. After a home inspection service with us, you’ll receive a detailed home inspection report that is easy to read and loaded with all the pertinent facts you need on order to make a decision. If you close on the home, then find problems, your options are limited. So as a home buyer, it is imperative that you get a general home inspection. And we’ll be your advocate.
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What’s included in your certified home inspection:
Full-color home inspection report using the newest web based software
Reports delivered within 24 hours or less
Multiple images of your inspection
Email and phone support for follow-up
$10,000 Honor Guarantee
WHAT WE INSPECT
Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon causes about 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year.
After monitoring the home for 48 hours we collect the data and send it off to you. If the test indicates that your home contains unsafe levels of radon, above EPA threshold limits, we can discuss the methods to mitigate the radon. Don’t delay, have your home tested for radon.
Radon is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas that is undetectable to humans. It is released into the home by the decay of uranium, usually found in the building’s foundation. At high levels radon is extremely dangerous and carcinogenic. After cigarettes radon is the most common cause of lung cancer in both Europe and the U.S. At General Home Inspection, we provide a very easy and efficient radon test.
Radon comes from uranium and radium in soil, which can be found everywhere in the world. Uranium is present in rocks, such as granite, shale, phosphate, and pitchblende. Uranium breaks down into radium, which then decays into radon. This gas can easily move up through the soil into the atmosphere. Natural deposits of uranium and radium–not manufactured sources–produce most of the radon present in the air.
Radon is in the soil and air everywhere in varying amounts. People cannot see, taste, feel or smell radon. There is no way to sense the presence of radon. Radon levels are commonly expressed in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L), where a picocurie is a measure of radioactivity. The national average of indoor radon levels in homes is about 1.3 pCi/L. Radon levels outdoors, where radon is diluted, average about 0.4 pCi/L.
Radon in the soil can be drawn into a building and can accumulate to high levels. Every building and home has the potential for elevated levels of radon. All homes should be tested for radon, even those built with radon-resistant features. The EPA recommends taking action to reduce indoor radon levels when levels are 4pCi/L or higher.
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT. GET A HOME INSPECTION.
After a home inspection service, you will be given a report that is web-based with an option to print. It will show in detail everything you need to know about the condition of your new home. Most importantly, it will help you make a wise home-buying decision that serves you and your family for many years to come.
So if you’re looking at buying a new home in Northwest Oregon, give us a call and we’ll help you make a great buying decision. Call today: 503-446-0434