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. 

The Standard water kit tests for the following water quality factors:

  • Primary EPA Drinking Standards

  • Secondary EPA Drinking Standards

  • Total Dissolved Solids

  • Hardness

  • Conductivity

  • Ammonia

  • Sediment

Comprehensive Water Test:

We recommend this test if your water hasn’t been tested before — whether it’s well water or city water. It provides a full profile of your water’s quality. The Comprehensive Scan tests water for:

 

  • Primary EPA Drinking Standards

  • Secondary EPA Drinking Standards

  • Total Dissolved Solids

  • Hardness

  • Conductivity

  • Ammonia

  • Sediment

  • Radon

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) — found in household products, paint, gasoline and industrial solvents

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   (NPMA-33)

Many lenders require an inspection report 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. 

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