Proper Radon testing location during a home Inspection.

Placement of a radon test during a home Inspection is very important.  Per the EPA,  “The measurements should be made in the lowest level which contains a room that is used regularly. Test areas include family rooms, living rooms, dens, playrooms, and bedrooms.” Many untrained home inspectors make the mistake of placing radon test kits in … Read more

Dust Mites, Mold and Your Indoor Air Quality Health

Dust mites are microscopic arachnids that thrive indoors in warm, moist places, such as the insides of pillows and mattresses. They feed on dead skin that is regularly shed by humans and their pets. The harm posed to building occupants by dust mites is slight compared to other minuscule bed-dwellers, such as bed bugs.  Yet, … Read more

Dealing with your hot water heater choices

Chances are, if you live in Ballston Spa or Saratoga Springs or anywhere else in Saratoga County,  you will likely be replacing your hot water heater at some point within a ten-year period of time. With all the calcium and mineral deposits found in our local water, how water heater’s just will not last as … Read more

Information on Stachybotrys Found In Indoor Air Quality Testing

Stachybotrys are widely considered the most hazardous form of indoor mold and are mycotoxin producing and should be removed. Whenever Stachybotrys are present, air sampling is highly recommended for clearance confirmation. For more information on Stachybotrys please visit: https://www.apsnet.org/edcenter/apsnetfeatures/Pages/Stachybotrys.aspx If you or one of your housemates/family members is suffering from suspicious allergy-like or hay fever-like … Read more

Mold Testing and your Home Inspection

As we enter the fall season here in the Albany area, more homes start being closed up getting ready for the cold weather. Especially, if you live in Ballston spa, Saratoga Springs or even Clifton Park,  you might be living in an older home that might have experienced moisture buildup in your basement or in … Read more

What you should know about dryer ducting in your home

We see a lot of discussion on home inspector forums about rules pertaining to dryer duct safety and dryer transition ducts.  We figure if home inspectors are having challenges getting the right answers then you as a homeowner might be even more confused. We do many home inspections in Albany, and throughout Saratoga County including … Read more

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