Additional Services

Additional Services offered by Home Inspection Professionals, LLC.

Side Note: Radon Gas & Waterproofing

By | April 17th, 2015|Basements, Mold, Radon, Side Note|

Radon Gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from radium deposits in the earth's crust.  If present in the soil under your home, it can get sucked into your house via the basement or crawl space. DON'T PANIC!  It's fairly common and easy to get rid of. Some people that know "a little", [...]

Formaldehyde Questions and Answers

By | March 27th, 2015|Additional Services, Formaldehyde|

QUESTION:  "What is Formaldehyde and where does it come from? ANSWER:  Formaldehyde is a VOC (Volitle Organic Compound) and is present in many forms and from many sources.  Processes in the upper atmosphere contribute up to 90% of the total formaldehyde in the environment. Formaldehyde is an intermediate in the oxidation (or combustion) of methane [...]

7 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Formaldehyde

By | March 27th, 2015|Additional Services, Formaldehyde|

How to minimize risks associated with formaldehyde exposure: 1. Establish a no smoking policy in your home. Cigarettes and other tobacco products should not be used inside the home. There are many toxic effects of exposure to cigarette smoke, including exposure to formaldehyde, and evidence continues to mount concerning the health effects associated with cigarette [...]

Could There be Radon in MY HOME?

By | July 29th, 2014|Radon|

The truth is, any home could have a radon problem, whether it's in an area with a high radon potential or an area with a low radon potential, or whether it's old or new, energy-efficient or drafty, built on a slab or built over a basement or crawlspace.  Because it's a tasteless, odorless, colorless gas, [...]

Radon Risks

By | August 16th, 2012|Radon|

The Risk of Living With Radon Scientists are more certain about radon risks than from most other cancer-causing substances. Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As they break down further, these particles release small bursts of energy. This can damage lung tissue and lead to [...]

Radon – Myths and Facts

By | August 16th, 2012|Radon|

Radon Myths MYTH: Scientists aren't sure radon really is a problem. FACT: Although some scientists dispute the precise number of deaths due to radon, all the major health organizations (like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Lung Association and the American Medical Association) agree with estimates that radon causes thousands of preventable [...]

Radon Facts

By | August 7th, 2012|Radon|

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That's because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon [...]

Horrible Hornets

By | June 26th, 2012|Infestations & Pests, Seasonal Information|

Hornets are among the most troublesome pests that homeowners can encounter. Their stings can be extremely painful—even deadly for those who are allergic to their venom. If you find hornets on your property, take these steps to help get rid of them safely. Eliminate protein sources. Hornets are attracted to protein-rich food sources such as [...]

7 Signs of Drainage Issues

By | September 23rd, 2011|Mold, Seasonal Information|

You don’t need to be an inspector to know that puddles in the basement or a lake on the front lawn are signs of drainage trouble. But not all drainage problems are so obvious. Some can be hard to spot unless you know what to look for. Here’s how the pros read seven of the [...]

203(k) Consulting Services

By | July 10th, 2011|Additional Services, Company Information|

Home Inspection Professionals is proud to announce the addition of 203K Consulting Services!  As a HUD approved 203(k) consultant and the owner of HIP, Kevin Stripling is proud to offer this expansion of services to our clients.  The 203(k) program is HUD's primary program for the rehabilitation and repair of single family properties.  As such, [...]