RIVERS EDGE HOME INSPECTIONS provides Home Inspection Services throughout the QUAD CITIES, serving Illinois and Iowa (including the surrounding areas) to help you sell your home listings faster!
The Certified professional inspectors with Rivers Edge Home Inspections will provide thorough evaluations of your home. We will inspect all of the visible and accessible systems and components of the home. We then compile our findings in an easy-to-understand report that includes checklists, and summaries along with high-quality digital photos.
Our home inspection process includes the following:
Structural – Roof, Ceilings, Walls, Floors, Basement or Crawlspace, and Foundation.
Roof and Attic – Framing, Roof Construction, Chimneys, Ventilation, Insulation, Skylights, Gutters, and Flashing.
Exterior – Wall Covering, Grading, Elevation, Drainage, Sidewalks, Driveways, Fascia, Trim, Doors, Lighting, and Windows.
Garages, Attached or Detached – Slab, Ceiling, Walls, Vents, Entry, Garage Door, Openers, Receptacles, Windows, and Lighting.
Systems – Heaters, Air Conditioning, Duct Work, Water Furnaces, and Fireplaces.
Electrical – Panels, Circuit Breakers, Wiring, Grounding, Receptacles, Ceiling Fans and Fixtures.
Plumbing – Pipes, Toilets, Showers, Sinks, Faucets, and Traps.
Built-In Appliances – Dishwashers, Microwaves, Garbage Disposals, Range and Oven, and Smoke Detectors.
Residential Radon Testing
Radon testing is crucial to ensuring that your home is a safe, healthy environment for you and your family.
All types of houses can have radon problems: new homes, old homes, drafty homes, well-insulated homes, homes with basements and homes without basements. Radon has been found at elevated levels in homes across the State of Illinois and Iowa. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that nearly 1 out of every 15 homes has elevated radon levels.
Where Does Radon Come from
Radon is found naturally in soil and rock composing the earth’s crust. In Illinois and Iowa, Quad Cities have been shown to have higher levels of Radon in the soil. Radon gas migrates through the ground before entering the atmosphere where it mixes with outside air or becomes concentrated inside buildings. The US environmental protection agency estimates that approximately 21,000 deaths each year are attributed to radon-induced lung cancer. The US surgeon general has warned that radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States (second only to smoking), and first among non-smokers.
The areas around Central Illinois have particularly high levels of radon, but that doesn’t mean your home is necessarily affected. The only way to know for sure if your specific property contains excessive concentrations of this dangerous gas is to have a professional test done. Call today or send our team an e-mail to learn more about radon testing and your property!
You can’t see radon or smell radon or taste radon…….but you can test for Radon!