Coastal Maine Home Inspection
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Services
Residential and Commercial Building inspection:

We provide a personal and very comprehensive timely service to help you make an informed decision in the purchase of your primary residence, vacation home, commercial property or investment property.

You will get a Home Owner's Manual that ties in with our very comprehensive and thorough computer generated narrative report with pictures which includes examination and evaluation of the structure and all the major household systems including:

Structure: Interior:
Material of construction Walls, ceilings & floors
Foundation Stairways & Railings
Basement & crawl space Countertops & installed cabinets
Exterior: Doors & windows
Exterior finishes Fireplaces
Decks, balconies, porches, Solid fuel burning appliances
Stoops, steps, railing Attic, ventilation & insulation
Roof surface, flashing, & gutters Systems:
Wall covering, flashing, trim & doors Electrical
Chimney Plumbing
Driveway, walkway Heating & air-conditioning
Vegetation
Grading & drainage

The report can be retrieved on our web site as a PDF file typically within 24 hours following the inspection which can be printed.A copy can also be mail if preferred.

Service area:
Knox, Lincoln, Waldo, Sagadahoc. We will also do inspection on Islands by arrangement.


Testing
Radon in the air & water:

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless carcinogenic gas that according to the Surgeon General, is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into the home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have radon a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
Download: Citizen's guide to radon
(PDF document. source: www.state.me.us)

The EPA action level for air is 4pCi/l (pico curies per liter).

The State of Maine recommended action level for air is 2pCi/l (pico curies per liter).

The State of Maine recommended action level for radon in water is 4000pCi/l (pico curies per liter)

We are State registered & Licensed for radon air & water testing.Our testing is primarily done with CRM's (Constant radon monitors) with these units we can give you the result the same day that we pick up the test, we also use Liquid scintillation devices.

Water Tests:
  1. Real estate profile, Potable water: Total coliform bacteria, E. coli bacteria, pH, Nitrite nitrogen, Nitrate nitrogen, Copper, Lead (source), Iron, Manganese, Chloride, Hardness,Sodium, Arsenic.
  2. FHA/HUD, Potable water: Total coliform, E.coli, pH, Nitrite-nitrogen, Nitrate-nitrogen, Copper, Lead (1st Draw), Iron, Manganese, Chloride, Hardness, Sodium.
  3. Uranium in water.
Test pricing:
  • Radon air test: $130.00
  • Radon water test: $90.00
  • Potable water test: $120.00
  • Potable water FHA/HUD: $120.00
  • Uranium water test: $60.00
  • Testing without inspection: $40.00

 
 
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