ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING AVAILABLE
You are about to start a new chapter of your life in a new home. As a home inspector, I am charged with making you aware of all issues or possible issues on your home. Part of doing this concerns the environmental conditions in your next home. I am in no way trying to lead you to have this testing done. It matters not to me. I would be failing you, however, if I failed to inform you of these possible environmental concerns.
Radon and mold testing are services that I offer that cost an additional $125.00 per individual test if testing is began the day of the inspection. If I am asked to perform them separate from an inspection the cost is $100.00 higher.
Dye testing verifying flow paths is available for $100.00. A cleanout must be available between the exterior wall of the home and the tank to run this test. I do two dye runs, one from a sanitary source, one from a grey water source, (usually a toilet and a bathtub) to see if both go to field. The results for these are immediate.
Note: If a travel fee was added to your inspection and you choose testing that requires a return trip, the same fee will be added to this also to pay for the distance for the return trip.
The environmental tests take several days of exposure, then a few more to send to the lab for evaluation. Most real estate transactions make allowances for the additional time that radon or mold testing might take. If this is something you might want done, ask your agent about the time involved (up to 10 days) and let me know so I can bring all necessary testing supplies with me.