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    What is Radon?

    Radon is a Radioactive Gas That Comes From the Natural Breakdown (Decay) of Uranium & is Usually Found in Igneous Rock & Soil. You Cannot See, Smell, or Taste it. It is the 2nd Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in the U.S.

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    How Do You Test For Radon?

    We Use Highly Sophisticated Machines That Are Placed in the Home For At Least 48 Hours & Retrieved Once the Test is Complete. It Measures the Radon Levels & A Report is Generated With the Levels Present in the Home.

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    Who Should Get a Radon Gas Measurement?

    Everyone Should Test Their Home For Radon Gas. 1 in 3 Homes in Utah Have High Levels of Radon (More Than 4.0 pCi/L). Radon Gas Does Not Discriminate Between Homes of Varying Size, Type, Age, or Location.

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    How Much Does It Cost to Test For Radon?

    A Radon Gas Measurement Costs Anywhere From $150-$300 Depending on the Size & Location of the House.

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    How is High Radon Fixed/Repaired?

    High Radon Levels Can be Lowered by Sealing Cracks/Seams in the House, Increasing Ventilation & Air Circulation, or By Installing a Fan Mitigation System. The Average Price for a Mitigation Fan is $1,200-1,800+.

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    What Are Termites?

    Termites Are Small Insects That Form Colonies With Thousands of Members. They Feed on Wood & Paper Products Such as Cardboard & Drywall Paper. They Can Damage Houses & Compromise Structural Integrity.

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    How Do You Inspect For Termites?

    A Careful Examination of the Exterior is Done to Find Possible Entry Points & All Interior Walls, Ceilings, & Framing Are Inspected. We Also Inspect for Conducive Conditions Such as Wet Wood or Wood-to-Soil Contact.

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    Who Should Get a Termite Inspection?

    Everyone Should Get a Termite Inspection; Especially Those With Older Homes & in the Following Cities: Orem, American Fork, Springville, Pleasant Grove, Lindon, Sandy, South Jordan, Salt Lake City, & West Jordan.

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    How Much Does It Cost to Inspect For Termites?

    A Termite Inspection Costs $100-$200 Depending on the Size of the House.

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    How Are Termites Fixed/Repaired?

    Pest Control Companies Apply/Inject a Termiticide Treatment to the Perimeter of the Home on the Exterior & Interior. Average Cost of Treatment is $600-$,1800+. Cost to Repair Damaged Areas Varies.

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    What Is Infrared?

    “Infrared” Means “Below Red” & is Used in Camera Technology to Find Temperature Anomalies That Can’t Be Seen By Our Unaided Eyes. These Could Be Areas of Missing Insulation, Leaks, or Overheating Electrical Items.

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    How Do You Inspect With Infrared Cameras?

    We Use a High-Tech Camera & Moisture Meter to Scan the House for Defects Such as Drafts, Active Leaks, & Hot Electrical Items. We Also Check Wall/Ceiling Repairs & Water Stains for Active Moisture.

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    Who Should Get an Infrared Camera Scan?

    Everyone Should Get an Infrared Camera Scan. We Have Found Hidden Leaks That Would Not Have Been Found Without it. Anyone Who Suspects or Has Been Told There Has Been Water Intrusion Should Get a Scan.

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    How Much Does It Cost to Do an Infrared Camera Scan?

    An Infrared Camera Scan Costs $100-$250 Depending on the Size of the House.

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    How Are Items Found in an Infrared Camera Scan Fixed/Repaired?

    Any Areas of Missing Insulation, Water Damage, or Defective Electrical Components Should Be Evaluated By the Appropriate Contractor For Repair. Cases of Water Damage Should Also Consider a Mold Evaluation/Test.

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    What Is a Sprinkler System?

    If Your Yard Has a Sprinkler System Then it Usually Consists of a Water Source, Valves, Sprinkler Heads, & a Control Panel. These Components Work Together to Provide Irrigation to Your Grass, Plants, & Trees.

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    How Do You Inspect the Sprinkler System?

    Utilizing the Control Panel, We Run the Sprinklers Zone By Zone in Manual Mode to Check for Broken Heads, Leaks, Sprinklers Hitting the House, & Other Defects That Could Cause Damage or Waste Water.

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    Who Should Get a Sprinkler System Inspection?

    Anyone Who Has a Sprinkler System That Would Like to Know if the Visible Portions (Above Ground) Are Functioning Properly. Sprinklers Are NOT Tested in the Colder Months as They Are Turned Off & Winterized.

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    How Much Does a Sprinkler System Inspection Cost?

    A Sprinkler System Inspection Costs $50-$100 Depending on How Many Control Boxes There Are.

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    How Are Sprinkler Systems Fixed/Repaired?

    Sprinkler System Repairs Are Usually Simple & Inexpensive. Repairs May Involve Adjusting Heads, Replacing Broken Heads, or Repairing Damaged/Broken Piping.

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    What Is Meth?

    Methamphetamine is a Highly Addictive Drug That is Smoked, Inhaled, or Injected. Meth Residue Can Be Dangerous When Touched or Inhaled. It May Cause Itchiness, Dry Skin, Difficulty Breathing, Colds, Headaches, & More.

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    How Do You Test For Meth?

    Samples Are Taken on Surfaces Such as the Return Air & Walls. It is Then Analyzed By a Laboratory Who Emails the Results. Anything Over 1.0 µg/100cm² (micrograms per 100 centimeters squared) Should Be Cleaned.

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    Who Should Get a Meth Test?

    Anyone Who Suspects Drug Use. Anyone Purchasing a Home That is Bank Owned, Has Been Vacant a Long Time, or Had Renters. Anyone Whose House Has a Foul Odor, Chemical Stains, or Excess Damage.

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    How Much Does Meth Sampling Cost?

    A Meth Sample Costs $180 With Additional Samples Costing $100 Per Area. This Includes Lab Fees.

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    How is Meth Contamination Fixed/Repaired?

    Meth Decontamination Specialists Clean/Remove Anything That Can Be Contaminated. They Perform Several Follow-Up Tests When Finished. The Cost of Cleanup Varies But Can Be $5,000-$30,000+ Depending on Size.

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    What Is Mold?

    Mold is a Term Used to Refer to Fungi That Grow in the Form of Multicellular Thread-Like Structures Called Hyphae. If Mold is Allowed to Grow in Homes it Can Contribute to Poor Indoor Air Quality.

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    How Do You Test For Mold?

    We Visually Inspect For Mold Throughout the House. We Can Also Take a Swab Sample of Visible Mold or Do An Indoor Air Quality Sample to Check For Mold Spores in the Air. Results Are Emailed By a Laboratory.

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    Who Should Get a Mold Test?

    Those Who Are Susceptible to Mold or Have Allergies/Asthma. Houses That Have Visible Mold, Have Had Flooding/Leaks, or Contain a Musty Smell or Odor. Anyone Who Wants Peace of Mind With Regard to Mold.

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    How Much Does Mold Sampling Cost?

    Mold Sampling Costs $180 for a Swab Sample. Additional Swab Samples Are $100 Each. Indoor Air Quality Samples Cost $250 for 3 & $100 Per Additional Sample. This Includes Shipping & Lab Fees.

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    How is Mold Fixed/Repaired?

    The Source of the Mold Should Be Found & Repaired. The Mold Should Be Treated/Removed. For Larger Mold Problems a Remediation Specialist Should Be Contacted. Cost Varies on Severity. Ranges From $400-$10,000+.

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    What Is Asbestos?

    Fine, Durable Mineral Fibers That Are Resistant to Heat, Fire, & Many Chemicals. It Was Used in Insulation, Ceiling Texture, & Other Products Until 1990. It is Dangerous When Inhaled & Could Cause Lung Cancer.

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    How Do You Test For Asbestos?

    During the Home Inspection We Identify Materials That Could Contain Asbestos. You Are Then Advised to Test These Materials for Asbestos Content. We Take a Sample to a Laboratory & They Email the Results.

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    Who Should Get an Asbestos Test?

    Anyone Who Has a Material That COULD Contain Asbestos That is LIKELY to Be Disturbed (Such as Removing Popcorn Ceiling Texture). Left Undisturbed, Asbestos is Unlikely to Become a Health Risk.

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    How Much Does Asbestos Sampling Cost?

    An Asbestos Sample Costs $150. Additional Samples Are $100 Each. This Includes Lab Fees.

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    How is Asbestos Fixed/Repaired?

    Asbestos Removal Specialists Carefully Remove the Materials so as Not to Allow the Fibers to Become Airborne. The Materials Are Then Disposed of Properly. Cost Varies on How Much Material But Can Be $500-$6,000+.

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    What Is Lead-Based Paint?

    Lead is a Toxic Metal That Can Cause Serious Health Problems if Ingested or Inhaled Via Dust. Lead Was Used in Household Paints Up Until 1978 When it Was Banned.

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    How Do You Test For Lead-Based Paint?

    Several Paint Surfaces Are Tested Using a Swab With Liquid Chemical. The Liquid Will Turn Red When the Paint Contains Lead.

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    Who Should Get a Lead-Based Paint Test?

    Anyone Whose House Was Built Before 1978 That Wants to Know if the Surface Paint Has Lead & Poses an Exposure Risk.

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    How Much Does Lead-Based Paint Testing Cost?

    Lead-Based Paint Sampling for 2-4 Areas Costs $150.

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    How is Lead-Based Paint Fixed/Repaired?

    Lead-Based Paint Can Be Removed By a Professional. Chipped/Flaking Paint Should Be Sealed. You Can Also Paint Over the Lead-Based Paint to Seal it in. Cost Varies But Can Be $500-$10,000+.