New Leaf Home Inspection provides pre-listing and pre-settlement home inspection services as well as radon/radon in water, water testing, mold, and indoor air quality services. As your independent inspection professionals, our goal is to empower new and existing homeowners with the knowledge they need to make informed, strategic, and cost-effective decisions in home ownership.
EPA has no jurisdiction over privately owned wells, so each and every homeowner should have their well tested annually for problem indicators such as nitrates and coliform bacteria. It’s your water and your responsibility to protect it. Listed below are just some of our available services:
• FHA Series — Total Coliform, E-coli, Nitrates, Nitrites, Lead
• VA Series — Total Coliform, Nitrates, Nitrites, pH, Total Dissolved Solids, Hardness, Iron, Lead
• Homeowners’ Package (VA Series 2) — Total Coliform, Nitrates, Nitrites, pH, Total Dissolved Solids, Hardness, Iron, Lead
•Customized packages and individual tests are also available
Listed below are some activities and indicators that may signal water quality issues according to the U.S. EPA:
Conditions or Nearby Activities:
Recurring gastro-intestinal illness
Household plumbing contains lead
pH, lead, copper
Radon in indoor air or region is radon rich
Corrosion of pipes, plumbing
Corrosion, pH, lead
Nearby areas of intensive agriculture
Nitrate, pesticides, coliform bacteria
Coal or other mining operations nearby
Metals, pH, corrosion
Gas drilling operations nearby
Chloride, sodium, barium, strontium
Dump, junkyard, landfill, factory, gas station, or dry-cleaning operation nearby
Volatile organic compounds, total dissolved solids, pH, sulfate, chloride, metals
Odor of gasoline or fuel oil, and near gas station or buried fuel tanks
Volatile organic compounds
Objectionable taste or smell
Hydrogen sulfide, corrosion, metals
Stained plumbing fixtures, laundry
Iron, copper, manganese
While not necessarily health issues, these conditions may cause long-term damage to a home’s plumbing system
Salty taste and seawater, or a heavily salted roadway nearby
The House Detective: by Barry Stone, Certified Home Inspector Dear Barry: We are in escrow to buy a home, and we hired the home inspector who was chosen by our real estate agent. When my husband asked if he could attend the inspection, our agent told him there was no need to attend and that most homebuyers don’t. Not knowing any better, we agreed to hire h […]
The House Detective: by Barry Stone, Certified Home Inspector Dear Barry: When we bought our house, the home inspector identified several roof defects and recommended repairs by a licensed roofing contractor. The seller hired a roofing contractor to repair the conditions in the inspection report. But now we are having leaks in places that were not mentione […]
The House Detective: by Barry Stone, Certified Home Inspector Dear Barry: Our home recently fell out of escrow, and the circumstances were very suspicious. The buyers hired a home inspector who reported that we have mold. We were unable to see any mold, but the inspector said it was only visible with a special flashlight. We agreed to remove the mold ourse […]
The House Detective: by Barry Stone, Certified Home Inspector Dear Barry: I just completed an 80-hour classroom course in home inspection. Now that I’ve got my certificate, I’m not sure what to do next. What do you suggest? Randy Dear Randy: Now that you’ve learned the basics of home inspection, your internship is about to begin. Home inspection is a lear […]
The House Detective: by Barry Stone, Certified Home Inspector Dear Barry: We are in the process of buying a house and were informed that the sellers installed a radon mitigation system last year. Radon levels before the system was installed were about 7 picocuries per liter. What should we do about this situation, and what are the effects of radon exposure […]
Just another reason why folks need to know about the availability of invaluable resources like Neighborhood Environmental Reports. These poor folks may have discovered the landfill with a $30 report. Ughh!Homeowner covers up surprise backyard landfillwww2.tbo.comAfter 14 weeks of staring at mounds of trash in his backyard, Brian Dyer decided to put the garba […]
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Ignorance can be expensive! Just another reason we do site assessments and inspections...Businessman unknowingly bid on local toxic waste site - Evening Sunwww.eveningsun.comA Harrisburg businessman says he didn […]
Just another reason to have your well water tested... http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GAS_DRILLING_EARTHQUAKES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-01-02-18-47-49News from The Associated Presshosted.ap.orgCLEVELAND (AP) -- A northeast Ohio well used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling almost certainly caused a […]
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