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What is Lumberyard Mold?

When people hear the word “mold” during a general home inspection, there is usually a concern about indoor air quality, and the health and safety of occupants. When home inspectors find evidence of what may be mold, they will often use the terms such as “apparent mold” or “potential biological growth”. The reason why [...]

By |2022-03-08T10:44:50-08:00March 8th, 2022|DIY Testing, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

What is Water Hammer?

If you’ve ever heard loud banging coming from behind the walls when running water at a fixture such as a washing machine, sink, or other plumbing appliance, you may have experienced the phenomenon known as water hammer. While this can be both a loud and annoying phenomenon, this can also cause damage to your [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:27:35-08:00January 25th, 2022|DIY Repairs, DIY Testing, home inspection|0 Comments

Common Asbestos-Containing Materials

Asbestos Tape While some materials such as copper have been used for millenia and continue to be used today, others are no longer widely used for many different reasons (lead paint, radium, etc.) One such product that has been widely discontinued and was previously used on a massive scale, particularly in the [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:18:07-08:00January 25th, 2022|DIY Testing, home inspection|0 Comments

When to Test your Well Water (And What to Test For)

One of the most important advancements in both health and convenience is access to a clean water supply. With the average household in the U.S. using approximately 300 gallons of water per day, a clean water supply is critical. While most homes in the U.S. are connected to a public water system, an estimated [...]

By |2022-01-25T16:10:22-08:00January 25th, 2022|DIY Testing, home inspection, Maintenance|0 Comments

Recalled Cadet Heaters

Recalled Cadet Heater When a home inspector inspects a home, their goal and responsibility is to identify visible health or safety defects. Because there are millions of recalled products in the United States, it is not possible nor required by state law for home inspectors to identify recalled products in a home. [...]

By |2021-10-13T09:41:18-07:00October 13th, 2021|DIY Testing, home inspection|0 Comments

How To Test For Radon With Activated Charcoal Packets – DIY

For nonsmokers, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in America. According to the Surgeon General, exposure to high levels of radon gas causes over 21,000 deaths each year. Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless and odorless, and can only be detected by testing for the presence of [...]

By |2021-09-21T16:12:38-07:00September 21st, 2021|DIY Testing, home inspection, radon testing|0 Comments

How To Test For Lead Paint – DIY

Lead paint is a product that was commonly used in the 19th and 20th centuries in American homes and can be found in a vast number of homes built during this period. Lead based paint was a widespread product known for being water resistant and quick drying. However, lead based paint was banned by [...]

By |2021-09-21T15:03:04-07:00September 21st, 2021|DIY Testing, home inspection|0 Comments
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