Q. How much does the inspection cost?
A. $450 for homes above 1200 sq ft / $350 for condos/smaller homes / additional rates for sq ft over 3500 and guest homes (casitas). This fee does include travel throughout Taos County and Angel Fire. Tax is applicable.
Q. How long does the inspection take?
A. 2 to 2.5 hours
Q. Can we accompany you?
A. Most certainly. I do ask that I am able to give the inspection process my general attention and that we conduct a summary walk thru towards the end. I have found this works best.
Q. When will I receive the report & how long will it be?
A. Turn around time from inspection is 24 to 36 hours. Reports are delivered in PDF typically ranging 25-30 pages in length with color photos detailing the observations.
Q. What about radon & mold?
A. It is my observation that test strips can sometimes deliver inaccurate or unreliable results.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas prevalent in the area. Its health risks are associated with long term, high level exposure. Measuring fluctuations in the gas is how a determination is made of a possible risk to exposure. I offer a 72 hour monitoring to measure fluctuations once an hour. This graphed level and reference report will provide you with an assessment as to whether or not long term monitoring or mitigation may be a concern. The cost for a 72 hour monitoring and analysis is $150 with inspection.
Most radon levels can be mitigated with adequate crawlspace ventilation and vapor barrier installations where applicable. Fan mitigation systems and removal ventilation are options as well. Concerns of high level prolonged exposure should be discussed with a radon mitigation company so that they can further evaluate your needs.
Similarly, mold has many forms with varying risks to health. Individuals concerned with air quality should contact a specialist to evaluate what specific molds may exist. I do point out indications of possible growth when I observe them in crawlspaces and water damaged areas.