Tri-County Inspections offers a full assortment of inspection services in the Cleveland metro market. These services gives the buyer valuable information about a prospective purchase and helps them rest easy with the purchase they’ve made. At Tri-County, our inspections include a visual and operational examination of more than 400 items both in and outside the property–everything from the foundation to the roof. Rest assured, as a Professional ASHI inspector, Mike Musto is trained to meet and exceed the highest standards in the home inspection industry.
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- General Home Inspections
A home inspection is an overall visual and operational examination of the home and property. The inspection includes observation of structural components (such as the roof, foundation, basement, exterior and interior walls, chimney, doors, and windows), appliance functions, and the operation of any plumbing, heating/air conditioning, and electrical systems.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is a bi-product of the radioactive decay of uranium and radium, and studies of humans exposed to both high and low levels of radon have shown an increase in lung cancer. Radon gas is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, so the only way to know the level of radon in your home is to test for it. Tri-County Inspections radon inspection service includes the placement of testing devices to measure the ongoing level of radon in the habitable areas of the home. These measurements evaluate the level of radon to determine if any form of improvement is required. Per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you should take steps to resolve the issue if the radon level is 4pCi/l or higher.
A technician will perform a fluorescent dye “use and function” test which is a “gross indicator” of the operation of the system and not an intensive “pick and shovel” examination. This test is a screening procedure to determine minimal performance of a septic system, which is effected by many uncontrollable factors such as weather conditions, nature and extent of the system’s use.
This inspection is limited to the report of the fluorescent dye test. This test or report shall not constitute any guarantee, warranty or representation as to the correct installation, condition or adequacy of the septic system or its future operation.
It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold, but don’t fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come back.
Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis).
Allergic reactions to mold are common. They can be immediate or delayed. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people. Symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types are not commonly reported as a result of inhaling mold. Research on mold and health effects is ongoing. This website provides a brief overview; but it does not describe all potential health effects related to mold exposure. For more detailed information consult a health professional. You may also wish to consult your state or local health department.
MOLD EXCLUSION: Tri-County Inspections is not responsible for discovering or reporting on the presence or absence of mold or mildew. Furthermore, Tri-County is not responsible for any damages that arise from or related to mold or mildew, even if the mold or mildew is a direct consequence of a condition upon which.
Stains, discoloration, mold or fungi growth, and/or evidence of moisture observed at the interior of the house. These conditions may be symptomatic of further mold growth behind walls or ceilings. Since certain types of mold are toxic and may result in adverse health effects, it is strongly recommended that a mold inspection be performed by a qualified professional to determine the presence and types of mold in the house.
Urgent corrective measures may be needed to limit moisture and mold formation inside the home. Please call our office for more details.Mold/mildew noted. Some people are sensitive to mold spore formation and may need to have area treated. Recent scientific evidence has shown that buildings with a history of chronic water intrusion, as well as seasonal moisture issues, may contain hidden mold spores and fungi growth. These, in turn, may contain toxic mold and bacteria which may lead to various occupant illnesses – some of which may have permanent effects. If the report contains any references to observed mold, mildew and fungus, the Buyer may wish to further investigate. The Inspector is not a hygienist, microbiologist or scientist and makes no implication one way or the other as to the nature of possible observed molds, etc.