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Central Mass Home Inspections

SERVICES

There are a few optional services that you can add to your home inspection.  Radon, Water Quality Tests, and a Wood Destroying Insect report.  Please see below and let us know if you would like to add these optional services onto your home inspection!

Radon Test

One important health-related test to conduct during a home inspection is a radon test. Radon is a radioactive gas that can cause cancer, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Nearly one out of every 15 homes is estimated to have high levels of radon, the EPA says. You can't see, taste or smell it, but you can test for it.

Water Quality Test

 It is recommended that you have these tests performed to determine if the water is safe to drink, even if the house is served by a public water supply.

Well Water?

The EPA recommends to test well water at least once a year. This ensures safe and pleasing drinking water from your well.

Public Water Supply?

We believe ALL water needs to be tested. Public water is tested at the water treatment center, but is not tested at the point of usage. All cities and towns have different testing requirements and some do not even cover the most common toxic elements found in public water.   Safe drinking water is not only crucial for your health but for the functionality of appliances that use water.

Basic Water Test:

Designed to Meet Real Estate Transaction Requirements

If your primary reason for testing is for bank financing including FHA, VA, and USDA this test will meet your requirements. 

Parameters:

Total Coliform & Fecal E. coli Bacteria
Lead
Nitrate
Nitrite
Calcium
Copper
Iron
Magnesium
Manganese
Potassium
Sodium
Chloride
Chlorine
Color
Hardness
pH
Total Dissolved Solids
Sulfate
Ammonia
Odor
Conductivity
Sediment
Turbidity
Arsenic

Comprehensive Water Test:

The Comprehensive Scan is most often used for determining which filtration system is needed, or for regular monitoring of the installed system. This test is designed for properly constructed and maintained modern wells where no odor is present in the water.  It tests for volatile organic compound (including MTBE) as well as the common causes of unhealthy and low quality water.

Parameters:

Total Coliform & Fecal E. coli Bacteria
Lead
Nitrate
Nitrite
Calcium
Copper
Iron
Magnesium
Manganese
Potassium
Sodium
Chloride
Chlorine
Color
Hardness
pH
Total Dissolved Solids
Sulfate
Ammonia
Odor
Conductivity
Sediment
Turbidity
Arsenic
Radon
VOC’s

Public Water Toxicity Scan:

  • Water Quality Check for Public Water

  • Household Plumbing Issues

Scans For:

Total Coliform, Fecal E.coli, Lead, Arsenic, Copper, Iron, Manganese, pH, Chlorine, Nitrates, Conductivity.

Wood Destroying Insect Report

Many lenders require an inspection for wood destroying organisms in order to process loans for the sale or re-financing of properties.  Homeowners need to know if pests are damaging their homes.