A comprehensive and thorough home inspection done by the professionals at DJ's Home Inspection provides you with:
Peace of Mind - Take comfort in our years of experience knowing that the home inspector will spot potential problems before you purchase.
A bad roof, faulty furnace or electrical panel can costs thousands . . . don't take on any unnecessary expense. The home inspector will point out the potential problem areas during the home inspection, we also point out maintenance tips to help protect your investment. Radon Testing and Radon mitigation service is also offered to keep your home safe from soil gases at the time of the inspection.
A thorough home inspection puts you and the seller on the same page as to the condition of the house.
Home inspections are a visual non-invasive inspection of the many different systems that may need to be repaired or replaced. This helps to reduce the amount of problems you may discover after you move in. The home inspection should be both informative as well as educational.
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can’t see, smell or taste radon but it may be a problem in your home. Radon has been found in the Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead area to be in the average of 6 pCi/l which is above the EPA guide line of 4 pCi/l. Have your home tested by a qualified professional or pickup a test kit from most hardware stores.
All homes which test high for radon can be fixed. A radon mitigation system can be installed to draw gases out. Either by a sump pump depressurization, where the sump pump hole is sealed and a pipe installed with a fan on the exterior to draw the radon out. Sub slab depressurization is where a 6" hole is drilled in the basement floor and the hole is excavated than the pipe is installed. Pipe is than connected to the fan on the exterior or in the attic. Exhaust is above the roof.
Radon is a gas which comes from the decay products left by the glaciers billions of years ago. The Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo areas have moderate to high radon levels in 60% of the homes in this area which have been tested. All counties in North Dakota tested are above the 4pCi/l level which was set by the EPA. Radon Mitigation is the only way to get rid of this gas which is responsible for 22,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.
Radon decays quickly, giving off tiny particles. When Radon decay products are inhaled, these radioactive particles can damage the cells that line the lungs. Long-term exposure to radon can lead to lung cancer.
Testing your home is the only way to find out the radon levels. Tests kits can be obtained at the local Health Department, hardware store or you can contact DJ’s Home Inspection at 701-412-1120. Testing is performed with a continuous monitor.
Mold and moisture present in crawl space.