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Environmental Testing

Building Specs offers environmental testing of
the following:


asbestos

Asbestos

Asbestos has been linked to types of lung cancer and becomes a risk when in a friable state (easily crumbled and air bourne) Asbestos may be found on hot water heat plumbing lines for insulation, transite siding, insulation in attics, ie vermiculite or zonolite, transite floor ducts, wet wrap on ductwork and 9x9 flooring tiles. more info...

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas produced from incomplete combustion and may be found from any burning fuel such as gas, oil, automobiles, wood and coal. Exposure to this gas can lead to nausea, headaches, flue like symptoms and even death.
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EIFS Inspection

EIFS Inspections Available

Exterior Insulated Finishing Systems, Dryvit, Synergy , USG and other clad systems which have a history of moisture infiltration concerns and structural damage and may need a more comprehensive evaluation than a standard home inspection can offer. There are special installation requirements to be aware of with these systems and special needs for an EIFS inspection. more info...

lead paint

Lead

Lead is a heavy metal used in many materials and products before the health risks were known. Lead is a toxin (poison) that can harm people, especially young children. Children 6 years old and under are most at risk because their bodies are still developing. A young child‘s exposure to lead can cause learning and behavioral problems and possibly damage their brains, kidneys, and other organs. more info...


mold

Mold

When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods. Some molds have potential health implications with some individuals. Surface sampling and air sampling may be performed. Sampling is performed to IESO standards. more info...


Radon Zone Map

Click Here to visit the EPA website and look at radon levels throughout the country, your state, and county to get an idea of the level of danger in your area.

Radon

According to the EPA, Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Test's are conducted using the state of the art EPERM, utilizing an Electret instead of charcoal canisters. Results can be obtained usually within 24 hours. Some offices may offer continuous monitors.
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sepic

Septic

Certifications are available utilizing open access evaluation which is recommended instead of only dye tracers. more info...




well water

Well Water

Well Water Testing is available including standard bacteria, chemical, lead, copper and specific toxins.
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