The question isn’t ,”Do I have radon”, the question is, “is my radon level elevated or not” .

What is radon and why should knowing about it be an important issue? The Atlanta home inspector wants to make sure that clients understand the importance of testing their homes for elevated radon levels.  It is worth the time and cost to your family if elevated levels are detected. Whether you are buying, selling or just need a routine inspection service, consider adding a test to check the levels in your home.

The EPA has set standards to gauge what is considered a threatening level of radon in the home. Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that exists as a by- product of urnanium or thorium.  It occurs naturally and is present everywhere.Measured in picocuries, which is the scientific term meaning a unit of radioactivity broken down to a decay rate of 2.2 disintegrations per minute… or how much radioactivity is emitted. The standard amount EPA has set is 4 pCi per liter.  If your test results are 4 or above, a qualified Radon Mitigator should be contacted to help you lower the levels.

Radon causes cancer. According to the EPA, more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths occur per year due to Radon. As home inspectors in Atlanta, we feel that it is our duty to provide services which will benefit clients to the utmost.  If requested,IHI Home Inspections will set up a monitor in your basement to detect the level of Radon gas in your home. We offer the test as part of our STAR Package deals. However, you can choose just the Radon test as an added service. The test typically lasts 48 hours. At this time, we place signs on entryways to your home, with the reminder to not leave windows or doors open for any extended amount of time. Due to the air flow from outside, the reading on the monitor can be affected.

Whether you are buying, selling or just need a routine inspection service, consider adding a test to check the radon levels in your home.

 

When you find your dream home, make sure that you get a thorough home inspection in Atlanta, GA from the home inspector Atlanta, GA, David Lelak of IHI Home Inspections, they serve Atlanta and all of North Georgia. Call us today at 404-788-2581 for a thorough home inspection in Atlanta. We won’t let you buy the money pit.  You can also schedule your Atlanta home inspection today online.  We create Peace of Mind One Atlanta home inspection at a time.  Be sure to check out all the other reasons other customers chose IHI Home Inspections at our original website. 

 

 

Dirty Fruit? Consider this Organic Recipe.

How clean is the fruit that the Atlanta Home Inspector eats? Have you stopped to wonder how many have handled the fruits and vegetables from the market? The only way to know how clean your fruits and veggies are, is to home grow and organically clean them. As busy as home inspectors in Atlanta are these days, time becomes an issue for growing your own produce.

By coating fruits and vegetables with wax, the grocery can keep the itmes stocked longer. Also consider the pesticides used on your produce while they are still growing. Even organic produce, which is free of harmful pesticides, they are still passed through several hands on the way to the market.

Make your own organic fruit washWashing your vegetables and fruit in water might not be enough to eliminate the germs. Another option to consider is making your own organic fruit wash. Atlanta Home Inspections  has not tried this recipe yet, let us know what you think!

Here is what you will need:  a large pitcher, 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 TBs of baking soda, 25 drops of grapefruit seed extract, 1 spray bottle. Note: this recipe will make enough wash to last for 1 month.

First:  pour the cup of water, white vinegar and baking soda in a large pitcher

Second: add 25 drops of grapefruit seed extract

Third:  mix and pour into spray bottle.

Now you are ready to spray. Spray the wash, coating food, let it stand for at least 5 minutes before rinsing, then run water over the fruit.

You might just be surprised at the dirt and chemicals that wash from the fruit.

Do us a favor if you or someone you know is about to buy that perfect home, please recommend us to them. When you find your dream home, make sure that you get a thorough home inspection in Atlanta, GA from the home inspector Atlanta, GA, David & Bonnie Lelak of IHI Home Inspections, they serve Atlanta and all of North Georgia. Call us today at 404-788-2581 for a thorough home inspection in Atlanta. We won’t let you buy the money pit.  You can also schedule your Atlanta home inspection today online.  We create Peace of Mind One Atlanta home inspection at a time.  Be sure to check out all the other reasons other customers chose IHI Home Inspections at our original website. 

 

Two Extra Days to File Your Federal Taxes! Deadline Extended To April 17, 2012 For Some

Tax Day moved to April 17, 2012

Tax season makes the Atlanta Home Inspector  just as anxious as everyone else. Traditionally, April 15th of each year signals the IRS Federal deadline to file. This year, however, federal income taxes will not be due April 15, because of a combination of the calendar, a holiday, and tax law. Tax Day 2012 is delayed until Tuesday, April 17.

This is the 3rd time 7 years that there will be extra days to prepare.

All federal offices are closed on Sundays. This means that that taxes can’t be filed on April 15, as regularly scheduled. Rather, the tax due date should roll over to the first available business day — Monday.

However, Monday, April 16 is Emancipation Day, a holiday in the District of Columbia since 2005.

Emancipation Day honors President Abraham Lincoln’s April 16, 1862 signing of the Compensation Emancipation Act. All of Washington, D.C. is closed for the local holiday — including the offices of the IRS. Taxes can’t be due on this date because there will be nobody at the Internal Revenue Service to receive them.

Therefore, Tax Day rolls over to the next available business day, and that’s Tuesday, April 17. Despite the 2-day change, as a reminder, the deadline to file a federal tax return with extension has not changed. That filing date remains October 15, 2012.

Also, note that most states have chosen to mirror the IRS’ tax deadlines this year even though Emancipation Day is a Washington, D.C-specific. Be sure to check with your accountant to confirm your local filing deadline.

Do us a favor if you or someone you know is about to buy that perfect home, please recommend us to them. When you find your dream home, make sure that you get a thorough home inspection in Atlanta, GA from the home inspector Atlanta, GA, David & Bonnie Lelak of IHI Home Inspections, they serve Atlanta and all of North Georgia. Call us today at 404-788-2581 for a thorough home inspection in Atlanta. We won’t let you buy the money pit.  You can also schedule your Atlanta home inspection today online.  We create Peace of Mind One Atlanta home inspection at a time.  Be sure to check out all the other reasons other customers chose IHI Home Inspections at our original website.