Links to helpful sites about some home buyer concerns
Asbestos can be found in many homes and buildings due to its widespread use throughout the 20th century. For those looking to remodel or renovate their homes, asbestos removal and recycling can be deadly tasks. If we suspect asbestos is present we will suggest further testing by an asbestos professional.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. Radon can have a big impact on indoor air quality. Unless you test for it, there is no way of knowing if radon is present in your home.
Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. While it has some beneficial uses, it can be toxic to humans and animals. Much of our exposure comes from human activities including the use of leaded gasoline and past use of lead-based paint in homes. We will help identify the likely presence of lead based paint so you can have it tested.
The Vermont Department of Health Drinking Water Guidance document contains three types of values that may be used in the evaluation of drinking water supplies:
Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) Vermont Health Advisories (VHAs)
Vermont Action Levels (VALs)
We always carry testing kits with us so it is easy to add this service during the inspection.