Living or working in a property containing environmental hazards can impair your health and the health of all occupants. Accu-View Property Inspections can help you determine if environmental hazards exist and equip you with the information required to eliminate the problems.
This invisible, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas can cause cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today and is present in 1 out of 15 homes. According to the EPA, your property should be tested every two years to protect its occupants from the dangers of Radon gas.
Many properties constructed before 1978 contain lead based paint. Lead can be found both inside and outside of your property as well as in your drinking water. Lead exposure can present a hazard to both young children and pregnant mothers resulting in defects to the brain and central nervous system. Behavioral and learning disabilities, slowed growth, auditory difficulties and headaches have also been attributed to significant lead exposure.
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
A colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-irritating toxic gas is referred to as the “silent killer.” Carbon Monoxide poisoning can result from improperly vented or malfunctioning combustion appliances such as furnaces, stoves and hot water heaters. Extended exposure to low levels of Carbon Monoxide, or a brief exposure to high levels of Carbon Monoxide, can lead to a loss of consciousness or even death.
Mold can be found in most homes and may lead to asthma or severe allergies when present in large quantities. Mold can be divided into three groups: Allergenic, Infectious and Toxic.
Wood Destroying Insects/Organisms (WDI/WDO)
Carpenter Ants, Wood Boring Bees, and Powder Post Beetles are the most commonly found pests in Western New York, and Termites are common in the South Carolina region. These insects can cause major structural damage if not found and treated.
It is highly recommended that private wells be tested for the following: lead nitrates, nitrites, total nitrate/nitrite content, fecal coliform (E. coli) and total coliform content. Additional testing may be required based on jurisdictional health codes.
Richard F. Pezzino, ACI, RMS
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