4u Inspection Services is an environmental testing services provider offering radon, mold testing, and sewer scoping services to homebuyers, homeowners, and sellers throughout the Baltimore-Washington metro area.
Environmental Testing Services
Radon testing measures the amount of radon in a home. This poisonous gas is measured in picocuries per liter (pC i/L.). When a home is at, or exceeds, 4 picocuries per liter, it is considered to have high radon levels.
When Should You Test Your Home For Radon?
- If you are buying or selling a single -family home in Montgomery County, Maryland you are required to get a radon test before completing the sale of a home.
- If you have had your home tested and levels ranged between 2.0 and 4.0 piC/L think about testing your home again because radon levels can vary
- Homes containing a radon mitigation system that was recently installed should be tested every two years. This is to insure the mitigation system works efficiently.
Air is a part of our everyday lives; that’s why air quality is so important. When you’re looking to buy a new home, you want to be sure that the air quality is safe for your family. If you have asthma, allergies, or an autoimmune illness, you may have already compromised your immune system, and we suggest that you consider testing your home for mold.
What Are The Benefits of Mold Testing?
- Lower Risk of Structural Damage to the Home.
- Higher Home Value
- Improved Air Quality
- Prevention of Mold Exposure Symptoms
Sewer Scope Inspections
A sewer scope inspection is a video inspection of your home’s lateral sewer lines that extends at or near its foundation to the city’s main sewer line. Our inspectors insert a camera scope into the main sewer or septic line until it reaches the city-maintained connection or the septic tank.
Why Should I Get a Sewer Scope Inspection?
- Most sewer systems are located underground, and a regular home inspection only consists of a visual account of the home’s systems.
- Rapidly growing tree roots can block the sewer line.
- Older homes that contain brittle pipes that can crack to due to changing ground conditions.