Home Inspection Services
The standard items included in a CAI home inspection include some of the following items. For a complete list of what is included in our home inspection, see our Scope page.
The EPA recommends that you know what the indoor radon level is in any home you are considering buying. Ask the seller for their radon test results. If the home has not yet been tested, you should have the house tested. CAI provides home inspectors that are trained in proper Radon testing procedures and can put the risk of Radon in perspective for you.
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 as they produce allergens, irritants and, in some cases, potentially toxic substances called 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). Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. Your CAI home inspector will help you visually identify any mold issues and can also perform additional air quality testing for airborne mold spores.
Wood-destroying insects and other organisms can cause serious problems in the wooden structural components of a house, and may go undetected for a long period of time. We provide inspections for termites and other wood destroying organisms by certified termite inspectors licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Lead is a poisonous metal that was once commonly used in the manufacture of paint, gasoline, and plumbing. While U.S. law has banned the use of lead in new construction, existing lead-based paint and plumbing in homes may present a significant health hazard, especially for children. Our home inspectors provide a wide array of testing procedures to ensure you and your family are safe.
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products to provide increased strength, heat insulation and fire resistance. From studies of people who were exposed to asbestos in factories and shipyards, we know that breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer in the forms of mesothelioma, which is a cancer of the lining of the chest and the abdominal cavity, and asbestosis, in which the lungs become scarred with fibrous tissue. Our CAI home inspectors can help you identify materials that could potentially contain asbestos and verify the presence of asbestos through laboratory testing.
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