What is radon and should I have a test performed?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced as a result of the natural decay of uranium in soil, rock and water.  All rocks contain uranium.  Radon is the largest source of exposure to naturally occurring radiation and indoor radiation is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.  Radon enters the home through cracks, openings around sump pumps and drains, construction joints and around service pipes.  It is most highly concentrated in the lowest level of the house.  According to the EPA, East Tennessee is predominately classified as zone 1 (predicted indoor radon levels above 4.0 pCi/L) or zone 2 (indoor radon levels between 2.0 and 4.0 pCi/L).  Even if the radon level is above the 4.0 threshold set by the EPA, in most cases mitigation can bring the indoor radon level to below 2.0 pCi/L.  Having a radon test in this area is a quick, easy and relatively inexpensive way to have peace of mind in your new home.

Do you perform termite inspections?

No I do not perform termite inspections.  I do however, work with a local pest control company and will be happy to schedule the inspection if you wish.  This is a service I offer for the cost the pest control company charges me, I add no upcharge.  If I find termite damage I will note it as possible insect damage.

Why will I get two reports?

The first report is for you and it details the property, contains model and serial numbers, the ages of the HVAC units and water heater etc. as well as any deficiencies found.  On average this report will be between 40 and 60 pages long.  The second report is an “Action Item List” which compiles the deficiencies, descriptions and pictures from the report in one place.  This report can be edited as you and your agent look through it, decide what needs to be addressed and send it to the buyer.

If I have suggested repairs completed by the Seller, will you return to inspect the repairs?

Absolutely!  This is normally a free service depending on the property location.

Do you offer

No.  In order for me to offer their service I would have to allow them to sell your contact information to other vendors, I am not comfortable with that.  However, as part of the report I do include the serial and model numbers of appliances and photos of their data plates which they require to register the appliances.  For more information on how to register with Recallchek click here.

Do you inspect appliances?

I verify that the appliances are operational.  I run the dishwasher, test the range top and oven elements to make sure they are operational