Our job is to alert you, to the extent possible, to unknown problems and potential environmental hazards in your current or potential house. We offer the following environmental testing services:
Radon testing is recommended to be performed with every inspection. Eventually it will become mandatory to have a radon test performed when buying or selling property in Illinois, you might as well get it over with. We test using a continuous radon monitor that samples the air every hour for a minimum of 48 hours and then gives a mathematical average of the radon levels per liter of air. Our monitors are tamper-proof for accurate results. In a real estate transaction, anything over 4.0 PiC/L is considered a "fail". We contend that your body can't tell the difference between 3.9 and 4.1 PiC/L of radiation. Mitigation systems can significantly lower radon levels and make your home safer. Radon doesn't have to be scary...it's a very fixable condition.
Sampling is performed to determine whether a suspect material contains asbestos and if so at what levels. Air and or surface samples for mold analysis is completed as necessary for identification of fungal presence. Lab analysis service is provided for well water testing. Testing reveals the safety of your well water in regard to coliform and nitrates (the two main components that can make you sick).