Specialty Inspections

Mold Inspection & Testing Services

Avoid Health Risks with Mold Testing in Virginia

Don’t forgo the mold testing or inspection and put your family or employees at risk. Mold can be a health hazard — child, elderly, expectant mothers, and those who already have health challenges are especially vulnerable to its effects. According to OSHA, those diagnosed with the following conditions are more likely to be affected by mold:

  • Weakened immune system

  • Allergies

  • Asthma

  • Sinusitis

  • Other lung diseases

Randon Inspection

 

The National Cancer Institute has released a fact sheet to help the public better understand the implications of radon in both residential and commercial buildings. Some important facts to know before your next radon inspection include the following:

  • Radon is an odorless, invisible gas. The only way to know for certain if your Virginia home or office is at risk is to test for it.

  • Radon is released into buildings through the natural breakdown of uranium, thorium, and radium in rocks and soil and sometimes water. It enters a dwelling through cracks and also through well water that contains radon.

  • Having a building that is tightly sealed up can lead to higher levels of this gas. Basements and first floors typically have elevated levels because of their proximity to the ground.

  • After smoking, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Every year it contributes to 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths.

 

Pool and Spa Inspection

We’ll evaluate the pool with both function and safety in mind:

  • Pool electrical systems

  • Pool enclosure and gates

  • Pool safety systems

  • Pool equipment

  • Pool / Spa pumps  

  • Pool / Spa controls

  • Pool heaters

 

Chimney Inspection

To be sure that all of your systems are in working order and operating as they should, it is recommended that homeowners get an annual chimney inspection. 

Targets of a thorough chimney inspection include:

  • The structure of the chimney itself to check for cracks, decomposition, and breakdown that could make it dangerous to operate.

  • The structure will also be inspected to ensure it has the correct clearance distance from the building materials of the home.

  • Any areas that show signs of water penetration.

  • The condition of the liner or the inside walls of the chimney, checking for excess creosote buildup that could lead to a fire, and obstructions (debris, animal nests, etc.) that could impede airflow.

  • The condition of components such as the chimney cap, chimney liner, flashing, chimney crown, and damper.

 

204 B North Mulberry Street | Richmond, VA 23220 EricLGib@gmail.com

[434] 249-1250

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