Environmental Hazards Environmental Hazards

My job as your professional home inspector is to alert you, to the extent possible, to unknown problems and potential hazards in your current or potential home. A standard home inspection is a non-invasive visual inspection of your property. While I may be able to alert you to possible environmental hazards, specialized contaminant testing may be necessary.

Please click on the hazards below for more information
and Frequently Asked Questions


Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant. Inhaling microscopic asbestos fibers can cause significant health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions About Asbestos


Lead is a highly toxic metal used for many years in products in and around homes. Lead’s adverse health effects range from behavioral problems and learning disabilities to seizures and death.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lead


Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mold


Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water throughout the U.S. Radon causes lung cancer, and is a threat to health because it tends to collect in homes, sometimes to very high concentrations.
Frequently Asked Questions About Radon

wood-destroying organisims / insects

wood-destroying organisims / insects
Wood destroying insects and organisms are a concern in any home with a wooden structure or components. Failure to properly identify and deal with the presence of WDO and WDI can lead to damage to the structure and other wooden components of the house and create the need for expensive repairs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wood-Destroying Organisims / Insects

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