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Did you know...

Houses built Pre-1978 are assumed to have Lead Based Paint and/or Asbestos Materials...

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Poor Indoor Air Quality is responsible for over 50% of all illness...

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Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S...

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Termites and other Wood Destroying Insects cause BILLIONS of dollars of damage every year...


These facts matter very much to us and should matter to you and your family. Isn't it nice to have an inspector who is licensed and experienced in mold testing, mold remediation, radon testing, radon mitigation, pest inspection, lead assessment, asbestos assessment, and water testing?


Mold Inspection and Mold Testing

IAC2 Mold Certified

An Elevated condition of mold in your home can be very dangerous to your health. Certain mold spores are known carcinogens and others can lead to respiratory disease, allergic reactions, and other health issues, in addition to compromising the integrity your home's building construction and structure. A Mold Inspection and Mold Testing can help prevent serious problems and significant expenses.


We specialize in determining the CAUSE, CONDITION, and SEVERITY of your home's mold problem.

First, an ASHI Certified Home Inspector will inspect the outside and inside of your house to determite the CAUSE of the mold problem. That's the first and most important question you want answered, "What is causing my mold problem?"

Second, a BPI Certified Thermographer will determine specifically where moisture is coming from as the result of condensation, flooding, leaks, water inflitration, etc. while using Thermal Imaging Cameras, Moisture Meters, and other diagnostic tools during the inspection. This tells us the CONDITION to which mold grows.

Third, an IAC2 Certified Mold Inspector will take Air Quality Samples to determine what type of mold spores you have in the air and how many mold spores or how SEVERE the problem. Each sample covers approx. 600 sq. ft. and we recommend a minimum of one test per level of your house.


Mold Remediation and Mold Removal

Based on the conclusion of the Mold Inspection and Mold Testing, we then would be able to give you several options on how to correct the problem and accurately estimate the cost of repairs. The results will also tell us if you DO or DO NOT have a mold problem. If you DO NOT then that's great! If you DO, it's good to know how severe or how marginal.


Option #1, we give you recommendations on how to remove the mold yourself.
Option #2, a simple GT-3000 or REME Induct Air Purification System may be enough to take care of the problem. Both are available for lease or purchase.
Option #3, we can remediate the mold for you. GUARANTEED.


Radon Testing

IAC2 Radon Certified

Radon is the 2nd leading cause of Lung Cancer in the U.S.
Radon is a Class A Carcinogen.
Radon is Tasteless, Colorless, and Odorless.
Radon causes more deaths per year than Carbon Monoxide, House Fires, Drownings, and Drunk Driving combined.
Our region is a level 3 out of 4 concentration.
Radon gas is the by-produt of decayed Uranium and is found in soil which means any house is at risk.
The EPA suggests that all houses be tested for Radon.
The only way to know if you or your family is exposed to this silent killer is through Radon Testing.


We use Contiuous Radon Monitors which is the most accurate way to test for Radon. We set up our equipment in your house for 48 hrs. Our equipment takes a measurement of Radon every hour on the hour. We will return 48 hrs later to retrieve our Radon equipment and process your detailed report, telling us the average level of Radon over the 48 hr span of time.


Our equimpent has anti-tampering systems which let us know if the test is valid or if there is foul play. To ensure an accurate test, our equipment is calibrated annually and we perform quartly cross-checks.


Radon Mitigation and Radon Removal

The EPA's suggested action level is 4.0 pCi/l of Radon. If your home averaged at 4.0 or above, Radon Mitigation is a great way to reduce your average level.


A Radon Mitigation system is fairly simple and extremely effective. The general costs for Radon Mitigation is between $1000 and $2000 dollars. * Radon Mitigation will be available Summer 2012.


Pest Inspection and Termite Inspection

Termites and other Wood Desroying Insects are responsible for Billions of Dollars of damage every year. Unfortunately, they are highly concenrated in our region, any house could be affected. We inspect for Past and Present signs of Termite, Carpenter Ant, Powder Post Beetle, Carpenter Bee, and other Wood Destorying Insect damage. Be sure to add a Pest Inspection with your Home Inspection.


80% of all banks and mortgage companies require a Pest Inspection in real estate transactions. Be sure to ask your real estate agent if one is required.


Lead Testing and Lead Assessment

EPA Lead Paint Safe Certified

If your home was built prior to 1978, according to the EPA, it's assumed to have Lead Based Paint unless concluded otherwise. On September 2nd, 1977, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) banned the production and use of lead-containing paint for toys and furniture coated with such paint in the attempt to reduce the risk of lead poisoning in children who may ingest paint chips or peelings and for adults who may be exposed to lead particles.


We offer professional Lead Testing and Lead Assessment services for your home or business. Purchasing a home built prior to 1978 is very common and should not deter you from buying the home you want. However, understanding how Lead Based Paint (LBP) can effect you and taking the proper measures can go a long way. Trust us to explain the process and to assess your homes LBP content through testing.


Asbestos Testing and Asbestos Assessment

Like LBP, many Asbestos materials were banned pre-1978 for use in residential homes. Purchasing a home built prior to 1978 is very common and should not deter you from buying the home you want. However, understanding how Asbestos Materials can effect you and taking the proper measures can go a long way.

Ironically, Asbestos materials were very popular and had a number of uses including:

  • Roof Shingles and Asphalt Paper
  • Exterior Siding
  • Attic and Wall Insulation
  • Plumbing and HVAC Insulation
  • Paint and Patching Compounds
  • Caulking
  • Flooring, etc.

  • Our inspectors are able to identify possible Asbestos Materials in your home. Combine that with Asbestos Testing or an Asbestos Assessment, we would be able to determine, conclusivly, if Asbestos materials were used in your home.


    Water Testing

    The EPA set standards for our Drinking Water so that we can be safe from any number of impurities, chemicals or toxins. Our Water Testing tolerance is based on the EPA's strict standard. Be sure that your Drinking Water is safe.

    We offer several Water Testing options including:


    Chemical/Bacteria Test includes: Bacteria (Total Coliform, E Coli), Nitrate, Nitrite, Total Nitrate/Nitrite, Iron, and Turbidity. This option is recommended for houses that need a Well and Septic Inspection.


    Chemical/Bacteria/Lead Test includes: Bacteria (Total Coliform, E. coli), Lead, Nitrate, Nitrite, Total Nitrate/Nitrite, pH, Iron, and Turbidity.


    Complete Water Analysis includes: Alkalinity, Bacteria (Total Coliform, E-Coli), Nitrate, Nitrite, Clarity, Chlorine, Color, Copper, Hardness, Iron, Lead, Total Nitrate/Nitrite, PH (Acidity).


    Radon Water Testing is also available. *Individual parameters can be tested as well.


    Well and Septic Inspection

    Buying a home with a Well and Septic system? No problem! We offer professional Well and Septic Inspections to ensure your system is working properly and to conclude that your drinking water is safe. The EPA set standards for our Drinking Water so that we can be safe from any number of impurities, chemicals or toxins. Our Water Testing tolerance is based off of the EPA's strict standard. Be sure that your Drinking Water is safe.



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    We offer Mold Testing, Radon Testing, Pest Inspection, Lead Testing, Asbestos Testing, Water Testing, Mold Remediation, Mold Removal, Mold Inspection, Termite Inspection, Radon Mitigation services in NW Indiana and Chicago including: Schererville, St. John, Crown Point, Munster, Dyer, Merrillville, Highland, Griffith, Cedar Lake, East Chicago, Hobart, Lake Station, Lowell, Whiting, Hammond, Gary, Valparaiso, Portage.

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