Is your Home Inspector too big?

Home Inspector

Home InspectorImagine your

home inspector

shows up and he weighs in at 300 lbs. The Home Inspector job is to find major problems with the home before closing. The problem is when its time to inspect the attic or crawl space. Attic scuttle holes on many homes are very small. I have seen some openings that are only 1 foot by 1 foot. The crawl space openings are small as well. Licensed House inspectors input “not accessible” on the inspection report if they can not enter. This can exclude the home inspector from any liability. With 10 years of Home Inspection experience I find more problems in the attic and crawl space than any other part of the home. Hidden plumbing leaks, water in the crawl space, termite damage. In the attic I find roof leaks, open wire splices, and broken rafters. When buying a home you need to ask “can he fit in the attic and crawl space”? Call Certified Home Inspector 765-965-7793

How to install a Radon Mitigation System in Richmond, IN 47374

How to install radon mitigation

Can plumbers install radon reduction system?

radon mitigation

Radon reduction systemMany times I have gone into newer homes built by local contractors  in Richmond, Indiana and found that the general contractor / builder had the plumber stick a pipe in the basement floor and call it a

radon reduction system

For good reason the state of Indiana has a law that all Radon Mitigation system installers be Licensed , insured, and certified by the National Environmental Health Association and National Radon Proficiency Program. In my opinion this could be considered fraud and open the door to lawsuits when a loved one gets cancer. When installing a passive sub-slab Radon reduction system you must first install some type of gas collection mechanism. There will be some type of gas mat or corrugated piping submerged in the aggregate under the slab. We call this “communication” and this opens the path for Radon gas movement. The stack pipe inside the chase of the home which is usually near the center. This helps create a phenomenon called thermal stack effect. This creates a natural flow of Radon gas that travels through the pipe and then out the roof top. When done properly over half of all these homes will never have high radon levels. Now ask your builder… did he have Dave the plumber install your radon reduction system?