Radon is a radioactive cancer causing gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and chemically inert. The release of this radioactive gas enters the air you breathe, causing a potential health risk to you and your family. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America. Approximately 21,000 people die every year from Radon exposure. A radon test is inexpensive, accurate and if elevated levels are found the radon is reduced to acceptable levels very reasonably. Having a professional radon test by Boardman Home Inspection, Inc. ensures the health and safety to your family. Homeowners, sellers, buyers, renters all benefit from having a quality radon screening test.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an exhaust gas created by internal combustion devices such as home furnaces and car engines. When properly vented, it causes no health problems. Incomplete combustion, poor venting, back drafting and numerous other issues can allow elevated levels of Carbon Monoxide in your home undetected. Because it is odorless and colorless, CO gas is difficult to detect and may be present at random time intervals. The symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning also may go unnoticed, often resembling flu-like symptoms of fatigue, nausea, and diarrhea. Repeated and lengthy exposure to CO gas can lead to neurological disorders, brain damage, or even death. Using a CO monitor that reads and logs over several days the air indoor CO levels can allow clear concise printable readout of what is actually accruing. Boardman Home Inspection conducts continual CO screening to give you accurate printable readings.
The use of infrared imagery has the ability to locate defects that otherwise would be invisible to the eye. The infrared camera is able to detect water damage of all types, heat loss or gain from missing insulation, plumbing leaks, ect. Infrared imaging can also locate radiant floor and ceiling heat pipes or wiring showing any leaks or defeccts otherwise unlikely to be seen. Boardman Home Inspection, Inc. offers this service that goes beyond the normal visual inspections