Category: Environmental

What is a Crawl Space?

A crawl space is similar to a basement. While most crawl spaces are between two and three feet high, they aren’t necessarily defined by how tall they are, and could be just as tall as a basement. The primary difference between a crawl space and a basement is that, unlike basements, crawl spaces vent to […]

26 Jul

The Story of How Radon was Discovered in Homes

Who is Radio Active Stanely? In January of 1984, Stanely Watras and his young family moved into their new home in Boyerstown, Pennsylvania. Stanely began work at the soon-to-be-operable Limerick Nuclear Power Plant as a construction engineer. A few weeks before the plant began its energy production, they installed radiation detectors at the exterior doors. […]

Asbestos and Home Inspections

Asbestos containing materials may be a concern for some home buyers. Their concern is not unwarranted but their understanding of the hazards associated with asbestos exposure usually comes from class-action lawsuit infomercials. Mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis are all associated with asbestos exposure and the latency period for disease can range from 10-40 years. To […]

What is a Septic System?

Sewage waste from most homes is managed through centralized sewage treatment plants but home septic systems are also very common, and not just in rural areas. Let’s dig into what is a septic system, how does a septic system work, and more to help keep your system performing properly. How Does a Septic System Work? […]

Termite Inspections

First-time buyers have plenty of questions about homeownership, but here’s one that always tops the list: “What damage can termites do to my house?” Termites are tiny pests that consume or live in wood, and they’re one of the biggest threats to property across the country. From roof rafters to windowsills, any wood structure in […]

Georgia Radon – What You Need to Know

Radon is a cancer causing, radioactive gas. The Surgeon General has warned the radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, killing 21,000 people per year in the United States. You cannot see, smell or taste radon. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. Testing is the […]