We TEST the AIR You BREATH.
- We test for airborne particles, allergens, dust mites, dander, pollen, smoke, bacteria, formaldehyde, meth, asbestos, mold, radon, propane, methane, natural gas, carbon monoxide and report on ways to provide natural fresh clean breathing air.
- We identify and confirm existing green features in a home and report on ways to upgrade to a Go Green friendly home.
- We identify excess energy usage and report on ways to reduce energy cost naturally.
- We also use Thermal Imaging to locate variations in Indoor Air Temperature, locate areas of moisture, and provide a report on how to equalize the Comfort to your Living Spaces.
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1. Definitions and Scope
1.1. Air2Lab testing will perform visual and lab examination of accessible areas of the home to identify the airflow, temperature variances, airborne particulates, and search to identify harmful bacteria, mold spores, allergens, chemicals, gasses, asbestos, lead, formaldehyde, radon and many other potential hazards to the air you breath.
- The examination is not a prediction of future conditions and may not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, due to seasonal or conditional changes, but will only be testing for conditions on the date of the inspection.
1.2. Any hazardous condition that poses a significant risk to the health of family members and pets will be reported immediately, as available, upon being identified by visual or laboratory testing.
1.3. Air2Lab testing will provide a complete report in written and visual format, including specific systems and components identified as harmful to breath.
the presence of evidence of rodents, birds, bats, animals, insects, or other pests.
the presence of mold, mildew or fungus.
the presence of airborne hazards, including radon.
the air quality.
the existence of environmental hazards, including lead paint, asbestos or toxic drywall.
the existence of electromagnetic fields.
any hazardous waste conditions.
any manufacturers’ recalls or conformance with manufacturer installation, or any information included for consumer protection purposes.
acoustical properties.correction, replacement or repair cost estimates. estimates of the cost to operate any given system.
2. Limitations, Exceptions & Exclusions
- An inspection will not identify concealed, seasonal or random defects which are not exposed for visual or laboratory testing during the examination.
- Air2Lab examination does not test air quality in attached garages, carports or any exterior buildings.
- future conditions.
II. The inspector is not required to operate:
- any system that is shut down.
- any system that does not function properly.
- or evaluate low-voltage electrical systems, such as, but not limited to:
1. phone lines;
2. cable lines;
3. satellite dishes;
5. lights; or
6. remote controls.
- any system that does not turn on with the use of normal operating controls.
- any shut-off valves or manual stop valves.
- any electrical disconnect or over-current protection devices.
- any alarm systems.
- moisture meters, gas detectors or similar equipment.
III. The inspector is not required to:
- move any personal items or other obstructions, such as, but not limited to: throw rugs, carpeting, wall coverings, furniture, ceiling tiles, window coverings, equipment, plants, ice, debris, snow, water, dirt, pets, or anything else that might restrict the visual inspection.
- dismantle, open or uncover any system or component.
- enter or access any area that may, in the inspector’s opinion, be unsafe.
- enter crawlspaces or other areas that may be unsafe or not readily accessible.
- inspect underground items, such as, but not limited to: lawn-irrigation systems, or underground storage tanks (or indications of their presence), whether abandoned or actively used.
- do anything that may, in the inspector’s opinion, be unsafe or dangerous to him/herself or others, or damage property, such as, but not limited to: walking on roof surfaces, climbing ladders, entering attic spaces, or negotiating with pets.
- inspect decorative items.
- inspect common elements or areas in multi-unit housing.
- inspect intercoms, speaker systems or security systems.
- offer guarantees or warranties.
- offer or perform any engineering services.
- offer or perform any trade or professional service other than a home inspection.
- research the history of the property, or report on its potential for alteration, modification, extendibility or suitability for a specific or proposed use for occupancy.
- determine the age of construction or installation of any system, structure or component of a building, or differentiate between original construction and subsequent additions, improvements, renovations or replacements.
- determine the insurability of a property.
- perform or offer Phase 1 or environmental audits.
- inspect any system or component that is not included in these Standards.
3. Additional, Add on Inspection Services
Thermal Imaging Inspection: Hot and cold spaces, and air drafts can be located using thermal imaging. As we find these problem areas, we will report and suggest ways to provide consistent Air Comfort throughout the home.
Energy Audit: And evaluation of the homes thermal protection and airflow will be used to report on ways to help reduce energy cost.
Go Green Inspection. A Go Green inspection will identify environmentally friendly features which are becoming more common in newer homes, and will help us to suggest improvements to update older homes with these modern advances.
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