Radon: Can You Graph That?

Lately, we’ve noticed that the market is giving preference to radon testing results that contain graphs and charts. Though we perceive these to be of little marginal value, clients find them to be engaging and factual. After all, they have hour-by-hour results, right?

According to NC Radon program, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the World Health Organization (WHO), what matters is the actual short-term average, measured in picoCuries per liter (pCi/L).  The NC Radon Testing Program website states that for real estate transactions, what matters is whether the final number is over or under 4.0pCi/L. The WHO measures their own limit to 2.7 pCi/L.

We would also recommend the EPA’s Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon and our previous post, Why Use a Different Radon Level?

Happy radon hunting!

Asbestos Abatement Guide

The Mesothelioma Center recently sent us Your Guide to Hiring an Asbestos Abatement Company, and we wanted Asbestos Abatement Guide as a free resource. Enjoy!

Asbestos.com also has more information and resources for those dealing with the harmful, home-hidden substance.

AFCI Requirements

The newest Code-Check requires AFCI-protected electrical circuits in basically every interior room but the bathrooms. Yes, that includes kitchens. The goal is to protect the home for deadly arc-fault situations.

We have updated our reports to reflect this change, and more information is available at InterNACHI’s article on Arc-Fault Circuit Interruptors. .

Thumbtack Top Pro 2018 for Cary

Thumbtack recently honored us as a “Top Pro 2018” for Cary, NC.

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Check out our ratings on reviews at Thumbtack.

Exterior of an Older Duplex

with at least one peculiarity:

Garage Interiors

This older garage has storage, outlets, three doors, even a wood stove!

Garage Overhead Door

Here we test a garage overhead door for two safety features:

An Older Chimney and Improper Cricket

Here we inspect from a ranch roof and find an older chimney with an interesting diverter:

Thumbtack’s “Top Pro” Honors for 2017

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We were recently honored as a Top Pro on Thumbtack for Cary, NC, for the year July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.  We recommend their site for connecting directly with service providers.

Thanks, Thumbtack!