Liberty Home Inspections Reports Include
• Roof, vents, flashings, trim, gutters, and downspouts
• Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
• Skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations
• Basement, foundation and crawlspace. Insulation and ventilation
• Decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings. Garage doors, safety sensors and openers
• Eaves, soffit, fascia, grading and drainage, water penetration and foundation movement
• Main water shut-off valves and water heating system
• Heating systems, cooling systems, interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
• Electrical service line, GFCIs and AFCIs, main disconnect and service amperage
• Electrical panels, breakers, fuses, meter box, grounding and bonding
• Fireplace damper door, hearth and much more!
The national average: one in 15 houses will test high for radon.(1)
The local average: one in THREE houses will test high for radon in the Middle TN area.(2)
Smokers: radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer.(1)
Non-Smokers: radon is THE leading cause of lung cancer.(1)
Radon is a radioactive gas released from the normal decay of uranium in rocks and soil. It does not matter if your home is old or new, on a slab, crawlspace or basement. It matters if your home sits above rock in the ground that is emitting radon gas. If the rock is emitting radon gas, then it can seep into your living space.
Testing is the only way to know if your home has elevated radon levels.(1) The EPA recommends testing your home for elevated radon levels every 5 years, or earlier if you or your neighbors do anything to the ground that can disrupt the rock (ie. inground pool, construction, renovation).
What Is Radon?
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that comes from decaying uranium. Radon has been linked to lung cancer as it is breathed into lungs. In water, it is not dangerous to drink, but if it is in water and you shower, it becomes airborne and inhaled, so is a risk in that manner. You should have your home tested for radon.