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What We DoWritten Reports All Inspections are documented with written reports, We use the Matrix Deluxe reporting system affording our clients the best available report and information that will be incredibly useful for understanding, maintaining and re-selling their home. The report is usually completed on site, and delivered to the client immediately at the end of the inspection. Lab reports, photos of the inspection with annotation notes and any testing results are mailed separately, as soon as they are completed. Fax's can be sent at your request. Structural Damage Assessments All of the important structural systems that are visible and accessible are examined during the inspection, to try to determine if there is an on-going problem, and if additional inspection, or remediation is required. Roof Inspection We carry a 22' ladder and a 18' telescopic ladder. In most cases, if a roof is safe to walk on and we can access it, we will walk it. We will often examine a roof from the eaves, from within the attic, and with field glasses from the ground as well. Furnace Inspection While we always recommend bringing in the service company currently providing service to find out their perception of conditions, recommendations and maintenance needs, we will look at the units for safety, equipment operation, and maintenance needs, and happily explain how it works, what to watch for, and how to troubleshoot should the unit shut down. Carbon Monoxide testing is available for the heating system and a 48 hour grab test as well. Well Water Testing Since safety of the water is so important, we offer a full battery of testing for water including Potability and Minerals, Lead in Water, Radon in Water, and Volatile Organic Compounds. If all the water tests are performed by us we offer a discount. We do re-testing services if a well fails, we will re-test it for you after the chlorination has been performed. We also offer flow and volume well testing Radon Gas Testing & Radon Water Testing Using state of the art anti-tamper computers, our continuous radon monitors take 10-20 readings each hour of the 48 hour test and download a radon level average for each hour of the test. The machines measure radon levels, moisture, barometric pressure, temperature and if the machine is moved or tampered with. This equipment takes most of the risk away associated with charcoal canisters and other testing modes being tampered with & skewing the results. Steve Gladstone is Nationally Certified to perform Radon Testing through the National Proficiency Program.Though naturally occurring, radon gas can become trapped in your well and exit your plumbing from sink aerators or your shower head. Testing for radon in the water can help you determine if reduction of radon levels are needed. Pool & Spa Assessments: Pools, spas, saunas and steamers, while outside the scope of a home inspection, can be evaluated at additional fees. Steve Gladstone has over 20 years of experience in the pool and spa service industry. He is a St.of CT licenced SP-1 Central A/C Testing Weather permitting, central and wall air conditioners will be run to establish that they operate, and to try to determine if they need service. In colder weather they cannot be tested as they are more prone to break. Get a representation from the seller as to conditions of appliances not readily accessible to test. Operation and maintenance tips will be discussed. Heat Pump Inspections Units are operated with normal controls to ascertain conditions and serviceability. Operation and maintenance tips will be discussed.