Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas. The EPA estimates that radon exposure is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon gas is inert, colorless and odorless. Radon is naturally in the atmosphere in trace amounts. It is important to test for radon before closing
Home inspections are a very important part of the purchasing process and must be done before purchasing a new home. Pest inspections, however, are not required to to do before closing. As a result, many people choose no to have their potential home inspected for pests which can be a very costly mistake down the road. Wood destroying insects such as termites and often go unnoticed for years while they slowly destroy a home from the inside out.
Testing well water before closing help ensure the water in the well us not contaminated. Some contaminates include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, a full list of contaminates can be found on the EPA website. In addition to water quality there is additional equipment that comes with owning a well, and knowing it’s in good working order before you buy is a must.