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Home Inspections by Dana serving Springfield

35 Twilight Lane
Springfield, IL 62712

217-825-8733

Ancillary Services

Ancillary Services Not included with the General Home Inspection with additional fees:

While I do not personally provide all the ancillary services listed below, I have several sub-contractors that provide some of these services for me. I can setup these services for you, or I can give you references and contact information if you would prefer to set up these services on your own. I do not charge setup fees for ancillary services, nor do I make any money off of these sub-contractors.

Carbon Monoxide Testing: This service determines if the furnace and water heater in the home are releasing harmful levels of carbon monoxide. Exposure to carbon monoxide reduces the blood's ability to carry oxygen. Often a person or an entire family may not recognize the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. The chemical is odorless and some of the symptoms are similar to common illnesses. This can be particularly dangerous because carbon monoxide's deadly effects are rarely recognized until it is too late to take action against them.

Termite Inspection (Wood Destroying Insects)

This inspection is performed by a sub-contractor. This inspection is a limited visual inspection to determine if termites/wood destroying insects (active or prior activity) are present in the structure.

Septic Inspection: This inspection is performed by a sub-contractor. This inspection is a limited visual inspection, performed by a sub-contractor. The septic tank is visually evaluated for evidence of failure and above evidence of ground septic breakout. Clear failure of the septic system is the only evidence of problems as most components are underground.

Mold Inspection: This inspection is performed by a sub-contractor. Exposure to bacteria and fungus in indoor air has emerged as a significant health problem in residential environments as well as in occupational settings. Molds and mildews are names given to thousands of species of filamentous fungi. The molds have clusters of spores that are located on the end of tiny stalks. The spores are the reproductive product of the mature mold. The web like body, or mycelium, attaches to porous surfaces. Mycelia and spores may contain chemical compounds, some of which can be poisonous and toxic to humans. They can also create a large range of health problems depending on the exposure and tolerance of the individual. Spores pose a larger health concern because they become airborne and can be inhaled. The health related problems associated with exposure to mold range from allergic reactions, to respiratory tract inflammation and infection. Some molds can be extremely dangerous such as legionella, which is the cause of Legionnaires Disease.

Radon Testing: This inspection is performed by a sub-contractor. This inspection 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. The EPA document A Citizen's Guide to Radon (Third Edition) provides the basic information everyone should know about Radon.

Well Water Testing: This inspection is a limited sampling of certain water systems and components using normal operating controls. The purpose of the Inspection is to provide you with information about the condition of quality of the water of the home at the time of the Inspection. The test will be performed in accordance with the Laboratory and/or manufacturers guidelines for the collection of water samples.

Lead Based Paint: This inspection is performed by a sub-contractor. Lead is ever-present in all urban environments due to its pervasive use for industrial, automotive, and household used over the past 100 years. It remains a common element in older homes, either as paint, dusts, or in the sites soil. The presence of lead can only be determined by a professional assessment of the physical characteristics of the material, such as its susceptibility to damage, and the potential for interface between the building occupants and the material is critical to assess the real hazard (and to then define an appropriate response action.) For more information visit the HUD.gov.

Pool/Spa: This inspection is a visual examination of a pool/spa installation. This inspection includes the pool, pool equipment, electrical supply, and pool liner. The equipment is operated, except for the pool heater if the pilot is not lit.

National Spa & Pool Institute Founded in 1956, the National Spa & Pool Institute (NSPI) is an international trade association of more than 5,000 manufacturers, distributors, retailers, service companies, and builders in the pool/spa and hot tub industry. URL: http://www.nspi.org/

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