General Home Inspection
A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by InterNACHI Standards of Practice. The general home inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions. The general home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.
A material defect is a specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property or that poses an unreasonable risk to people. A system or component that is near, at or beyond the end of its normal useful life is not considered a material defect. A general home inspection normally identifies, in written format, defects within specific systems and components defined by industry standards. Inspection reports may include additional comments, photos, and recommendations.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that is formed during the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. The gas and its radioactivity decay products are estimated to cause 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Exposure to indoor radon happens primarily when the gas enters buildings through cracks and holes in the foundation and becomes trapped.
Radon testing for a Colorado real estate transaction is performed by placing a certified electronic testing device in an appropriate location of a home with closed house conditions for 48 hours as stated by the National Radon Proficiency Program( NRPP)
The EPA recommends that all homes be tested for radon gas and a mitigation system be installed if the level is 4.0 pCi/l or higher.
Meet the owner
Erik Johnson, the owner of Onyx Home Inspections LLC, is a certified home inspector and member of InterNACHI.