Residential Home Inspections
A residential home inspection will help protect you from costly repairs and hidden safety hazards. At HM&M Home Inspection Associates Inc we always conduct a thorough inspection and provide a non-biased report on the condition of the home. After the inspection we are always available to answer questions.
Areas Inspected: Exterior, Interior, Roofing, Plumbing, Electrical, Structural, Foundation, Attic, and More.
Additional Inspection Services
We provide the following additional inspection services:
- Thermal Imaging / Infrared Testing
- New Construction Inspections
- Move in Certified Inspections Rental /Owned Property
- Pre-Listing Inspections
- Annual Home Maintenance Inspections
- Drone Pilot Certified Inspections
- Chimney Inspections
- COVID-19 Certified
- Safe Workplace Inspections
- Moisture Intrusion Inspections
- 11-month Warranty New Construction Homes
- Radon Testing
If a picture is worth a thousand words, an infrared image is worth two thousand. Infrared imagery uses advanced technology to find hot and cold areas of the home. A heat map can show you exactly where your home is losing heat and wasting money on your energy bill. It can also show you hot spots for items such as electrical issues that can pose a safety hazard. Cold areas can expose leaks and other water and moisture issues.
What is Radon
Radon is generated in rock and soil, and it creeps through cracks or spaces between particles up to the outside air. Although outdoor concentrations of radon are typically low, about 0.4 picocuries per liter (pCi/l) of air, it can seep into buildings through foundation cracks or openings and build up much higher concentrations indoors, if the sources are large enough.
The average indoor radon concentration is about 50-100 Becquerels of air. It is not uncommon, though, for indoor radon levels to be found in the access of 200 Becquerels/meter3.
The concentration of radon measured in a house depends on many factors, including the design of the house, local geology and soil conditions, and the weather. Radon’s decay products are all metallic solids, and when radon decay occurs in air, the decay products can cling to aerosols and dust, which makes them available for inhalation into the lungs.
Radon dissolves easily in water. In areas of the country that have high radium content in soils and rocks, local groundwater may contain high concentrations of radon. For example, underlying rock such as granite or phosphate rock typically has increased uranium and radium, and therefore increased radon. While radon dissolves easily into water, it also easily escapes from water when exposed to the atmosphere, especially if it is stirred or agitated. Consequently, radon concentrations are very low in rivers and lakes, but could still be high in water pumped from the ground.
Where Does Radon Come From?
Radon is a gas produced by the radioactive decay of the element radium. Radioactive decay is a natural, spontaneous process in which an atom of one element decays or breaks down to form another element by losing atomic particles (protons, neutrons, or electrons). When solid radium decays to form radon gas, it loses two protons and two neutrons. These two protons and two neutrons are called an alpha particle, which is a type of radiation. Elements that produce radiation are referred to as radioactive. Radon itself is radioactive because it also decays, losing an alpha particle and forming the element polonium.
UAV AERIAL EXAMINATION
Drones can Identify many visual problems such as:
- Gutters & Downspouts Issues
- Soffit & Fascia Problems
- Windows Components Defect
- Roof Structure Integrity
- Roof Coverings Condition
- Chimney Structure Integrity & Overall Condition
Canadian Aviation Regulations Certificate number: PC2124976227
USA Federal Aviation Administration Certificate number:UAVC31760727330
Complete and Thorough Home inspections
- PDI Inspection
- 30 Day Deficiency Inspection
- 1 year Deficiency Inspection
- 2 year Deficiency Inspection
- 5 year Deficiency Inspection