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Environmental Inspections


Environmental Inspections help make your new home a safe place to live in and Good News Inspections will do it for a reasonable price. We inspect for radon, mold, and /or asbestos. Environmental inspections are a standard clause in real estate contracts and the reports our inspectors prepare are based on careful observation and professional knowledge.

An environmental inspection of your home, or a property you wish to purchase, by a by Good News inspector, performing the necessary tests can determine the presence of these environmental hazzards.

If you have questions about environmental inspections, or concerns about the health of your property, or a property you are thinking of purchasing, please don’t hesitate to call us, so we can schedule environmental inspection right away.



Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that forms as part of the normal radioactive decay of uranium and is the single largest contributor to an individual's background radiation dose. It accumulates in buildings, especially in attics and basements. Levels Radon gas vary by locality, and the composition of the underlying soil and rocks. The amount of radon gas present can vary from house to house. According to a 2003 report EPA's Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes shows a clear link between lung cancer and high concentrations of radon and the risk is even greater for smokers, in that the combined exposure from smoking and radon exposure exceeds the sum of their independent effects.



Molds gradually destroy the things they grow on. They are found everywhere, and can grow on almost any substance when moisture is present, including areas that you can't see like including behind wallpaper or paneling, on the inside of ceiling tiles, the back of drywall, or the underside of carpets or carpet padding. Common building materials, such as plywood, drywall and furring strips can sustain mold growth. Mold exposure has a variety of health effects, and sensitivity to mold varies. People with chronic lung diseases, such as asthma are at higher risk for mold allergies. Exposure to mold may cause throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, cough and wheezing and in some cases, skin irritation. An environmental inspection of a home can uncover existing mold and potential areas of mold growth.



Asbestos was widely used in the construction industry through most of the 20th century, until its carcinogenic effects became widely known and it was banned from general use. It is now known that prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious and fatal illnesses including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Many older buildings built before the late 1990s contain asbestos.