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Environmental Assessments:

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Environmental Assessments:

Building Assessment Unit performs environmental assessments to identify potential hazards, such as asbestos, lead, mould, and other contaminants, ensuring the health and safety of occupants.

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Radon Testing: Radon is a radioactive gas that can seep into homes from the ground, posing a risk of lung cancer. Testing for radon levels is important, especially in areas known to have high concentrations.

Mold Inspection: Moisture-prone areas like basements, attics, and bathrooms are checked for signs of mold growth. Mold can lead to respiratory issues and other health problems, so identifying and addressing it early is crucial.

Asbestos Inspection: Older homes may contain asbestos in insulation, flooring, ceiling tiles, or other materials. Asbestos fibers can be harmful if released into the air, so an inspection can determine if any asbestos-containing materials are present and if they pose a risk.

Lead Paint Assessment: Homes built before 1978 may have lead-based paint, which can be hazardous, especially to children. Inspectors may test for lead paint or visually assess surfaces for signs of deterioration.

Indoor Air Quality Testing: Testing for indoor air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and other contaminants can provide insight into the overall air quality within the home.

Water Quality Testing: Testing the quality of drinking water for contaminants such as lead, bacteria, nitrates, pesticides, or other pollutants ensures that the water supply is safe for consumption.

Septic System Inspection: For properties with septic systems, an inspection ensures that the system is functioning properly and not posing any health or environmental risks.

Pest Infestation Assessment: While primarily a concern for structural integrity, pests such as termites or carpenter ants can also indicate moisture issues that could lead to mold or other environmental problems.

By conducting environmental assessments as part of a home inspection, buyers can gain a comprehensive understanding of potential environmental hazards in the property and take appropriate measures to mitigate risks. Sellers can also use the findings to address any environmental issues before listing the property, improving its marketability and ensuring the safety of future occupants.

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