Services

Comprehensive Home Inspection

Evaluating the different aspects of the interior and exterior of your property is at the core of the NextDay Inspect services.  The NextDay Inspect inspector will evaluate all structural and system components of the house from bottom to top, from the foundation to the roof. There are numerous items that have to be evaluated by our inspectors during the home inspection, such as:

  • Property Site; grading and landscape
  • Electrical Systems; electric service drop, electric panel, electric branch circuits, and electric wiring
  •  Gutters, downspouts, and Drainage
  • Foundation walls, beams, joists, studs, and building Structure
  • Decks, Porches, exterior doors, gates, and fences
  • Interior and exterior stairs and rails
  • Basements and Crawl Spaces 
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Attics; roof structure, insulation, ventilation, electrical, and plumbing
  •   Roofs; covering material, roof penetrations, chimneys, venting stacks, skylights, and flashings
  • Plumbing Systems; water supply and wastewater pipes

NextDay Inspect inspector will inspect and operate the following:

  • Built-in appliances
  • Heating and cooling systems (HVAC), furnace, A/C, heat pump, ductwork, air supply, and air return 
  • Light fixtures and receptacles
  • Plumbing fixtures in kitchens and baths
  • Water heaters
  • Windows and Doors

All inspections are conducted in accordance with the Standards of Practice laid down by the states of Virginia and Maryland. All NextDay Inspect inspectors are authorized to carry Liability and  Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance.

 

Radon Testing 

Radon is a radioactive gas that is known to cause severe health problems of which the most common is lung cancer. This gas can build up indoors, especially in the lower level of your home and put your family at risk. At NextDay Inspect, we offer Radon testing and provide recommendations for remediation in the case that the level of Radon is above the safe levels as stated by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to ensure that your property is safe.

There are regions in North America known to have higher levels of Radon. In Virginia, there are almost 700 cases of lung cancer linked to Radon exposure every year. There have been reports of elevated levels of Radon in 15 cities and 46 counties that are classified as zone 1 (high-risk Radon level) in Virginia.

The EPA has classified Radon exposure zones into 3 categories, zone 1, zone 2 and zone 3, with zone 1 having the highest risk of exposure. So, don’t put yourself, your family and your employees at the risk of exposure to this unhealthy and dangerous gas. Call us now and get your home inspected ASAP!
Sample Radon Report

 

Mold Testing

Mold is organic growth in the building,  moisture is the main cause of mold presence in a building. Therefore, at NextDay Inspect we provide both services; moisture evaluation and mold detection:

  • Moisture Evaluations

    This constitutes a visual site evaluation of the areas you suspect of mold or moisture. Using a moisture meter and infrared camera, the inspector can help identify active leaks or areas with the potential for water intrusion. We will provide recommendations on how to correct these high-risk areas and help you decide if mold sampling would be beneficial at this time.

  • Mold Sampling

    There are two classes of molding sampling;
    (a) Swap & Bio-Tape
    (b) Air Sampling
    Air samples can be taken in each of your areas of concern. Laboratory analysis will indicate the types and amount of mold spores in the air if any. Swab samples can also be taken of visible growth on surfaces. The lab results will confirm whether or not the growth is mold, and provide details on the specific type and amount.

Air Quality Testing

    • Outdoor Air Quality; Local air quality affects how you live and breathe. Air quality can change from time to time. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local air quality agencies provide information about outdoor air quality. The Air Quality Index or AQI is used to provide local air quality; how unhealthy is the outdoor air. AQI can be thought of as a yardstick that runs from 0 to 500. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern; see the table below.

      Air Quality Index  Health Concern Colors
      AQI  range:
          air quality 
      color symbology
      0 – 50 Good Green
      51 – 100 Moderate Yellow
      101 – 150 Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Orange
      151 – 200 Unhealthy Red
      201 – 300 Very Unhealthy Purple
      301 – 500 Hazardous Maroon
    • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ); this the air quality within a building structure, i.e. a home or place of work, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Health effects from indoor pollutant exposure may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.
    • Immediate Effects; Some health effects may show up shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable. Sometimes the treatment is simply eliminating the person’s exposure to the source of the pollution if it can be identified.
    • Long-Term Effects; health effects may show up either several years after exposure has occurred or only after long or repeated periods of exposure. These effects, which include some respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer, can be severely debilitating or fatal.

While pollutants commonly found in indoor air can cause many harmful effects, there is considerable uncertainty about what concentrations or periods of exposure are necessary to produce specific health problems. People also react very differently to exposure to indoor air pollutants.  It is prudent to try to improve the indoor air quality in your home even if symptoms are not noticeable.

NextDay Inspect IAQ Testing Includes:

  • Particulate matter (PM); These are solid and liquid particles suspended in the air,  many of which are hazardous. This complex mixture includes both organic and inorganic particles, such as dust, pollen, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets. These particles vary greatly in size, composition, and origin. We measure PM10, PM2.5, and PM1; these correspond to PM of < 10 µm, PM < 2.5 µm, and PM < 1.0 µm respectively
  • Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC)
  • Formaldehyde (HCHO)
  • Total Air Pollution Level

Electromagnetic Field (EMF)  Pollution Testing

Neighborhood Environmental Report (NER)

NextDay Inspect is pleased to offer its clients the Neighborhood Environmental Report services in Virginia. You can never know for sure if the properties and neighborhoods are clean. A Neighborhood Environmental Report will help determine whether the neighborhood you and your family are thinking of moving to get a clean bill of health from our inspectors or not.

This service is provided by the Environmental Data Resources (EDR), a recognized authority in providing environmental information. This is available as part of NextDay Inspect inspection services, the Neighborhood Environmental Report will gather the history of contaminations ranging from relatively common occurrences, such as leaking underground tanks, to more serious issues such as hazardous waste sites, to determine the health of your specific address as well as the surrounding neighborhood.