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home inspect termites

Termites cause billions of dollars in damage every year. They have an insatiable appetite for wood and right now could be eating support beams and other lumber that is vital to your house’s integrity. Often, by the time a homeowner sees evidence of an infestation, there has already been extensive deterioration. Have your home inspected for termites right away to find out if these destructive bugs are threatening your residence. Gain the peace of mind from either knowing the extent of the problem and dealing with it, or from having the confirmation that your place is termite-free.

Spring is a good time to check for the presence of these pests but a professional analysis can be performed any time of the year. A technician from Absolute Home Inspection will inspect for both underground termites known as subterranean and those that spend their lives entirely in wood called drywood termites. He will be able to identify which species you have and recommend methods of eradication.

Termites prefer dark damp environments and it often requires a professional trained expert to verify their existence. While they eat wood, they tend to eat it from the inside out so their existence is not readily noticeable to the untrained eye. While sealing your basement is a good idea, and is recommended, it just takes a tiny crack – less than the width of a dime – for them to gain entry.

Your house is most likely your biggest investment. Protect it by having your home inspected for termites today. Call today at 859.230.1450.

Absolute Home Inspection performs residential and commercial inspections including air quality, termite, and radon inspections in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area. Our professional home inspections enable you to make an informed decision when buying a home in Lexington, Winchester, Paris, Georgetown, Versailles, Midway, Frankfort, Nicholasville, Berea and Richmond, Kentucky. Contact us for your free quote.

present during home inspection

Many prospective homebuyers are not sure if they should attend the home inspection. Some companies don’t want buyers to be in the way during a process that may take four hours or more. At Absolute Home Inspection, we encourage buyers to meet with the inspector during the final stage. Here are five reasons to be present during your home inspection:

1. Immediate Results

At Absolute Home Inspection, we deliver the full report with a summary and photos within 24 hours. However we recognize that many anxious buyers do not want to wait. When a buyer meets with the inspector as he finishes his job, he/she will receive the results right away.

2. See and Understand any Problems

Not only will the inspector explain any concerns to the buyer, he will also be able to walk through the home and show the buyer the scope of the issue.

3. Learn About the Home

The technician can show the future homeowner the location of the emergency shut-off valves for gas, electric and water. He can also point out each GFCI safety outlet, what areas they serve, and demonstrate the reset feature.

4. More Time in the Home

During the inspection, the buyer can take the opportunity to measure windows or mentally arrange furniture.

5. Observe the Quality of the Job

At Absolute Home Inspection, we are proud of our high standards in performing each inspection. With every report we gladly demonstrate our thorough attention to detail. By being present during your home inspection, you can see for yourself our commitment to quality.

Are you looking for a home inspector in the Lexington Ky-Fayette County area? Call us for a free quote at 859.230.1450.

Absolute Home Inspection performs residential and commercial inspections including air quality, termite, and radon inspections in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area. Our professional home inspections enable you to make an informed decision when buying a home in Lexington, Winchester, Paris, Georgetown, Versailles, Midway, Frankfort, Nicholasville, Berea and Richmond, Kentucky. Contact us for your free quote

home tests positive for radon

As last week’s blog mentioned, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is a Class A carcinogen. Do you know people who are afraid to go to the doctor because they fear the possibility of bad news? Similarly, many people in the Lexington Ky area put off having their home checked for radon because they fear if there is a safety issue they won’t know how to handle the problem. Fortunately, the fixes are relatively easy. Here’s what to do if your home tests positive for radon:

Perform a second test. Absolute Home Inspection can provide a thorough inspection and confirm (or deny) the presence of radon.

Once unsafe radon levels have been confirmed, hire a qualified radon mitigation expert to make any adjustments or repairs. Mitigation requires special training and therefore is not a DIY project.

If the levels are borderline, between 2-4 picocuries per liter, radon can be reduced with minor work. Your radon specialist may caulk entry points such as cracks in the basement floor. This may not be a long term solution therefore levels need to be checked regularly to ensure that the sealing compound is still providing a barrier.

The standard fix for radon is the installation of a subslab depressurization (SSD) system. The SSD system vents the gases under your slab out above the roof where they dissipate harmlessly.

Wouldn’t you like to know if your home tests positive for radon? Be proactive about your family’s health. Call Absolute to schedule your radon test.

Absolute Home Inspection performs residential and commercial inspections including air quality, termite, and radon inspections in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area. Our professional home inspections enable you to make an informed decision when buying a home in Lexington, Winchester, Paris, Georgetown, Versailles, Midway, Frankfort, Nicholasville, Berea and Richmond, Kentucky. Contact us for your free quote.

radon test lexington ky

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall. To find out if you are at risk, you must have your home tested for radon – which cannot be detected without an assessment.

Radon is a colorless gas that is odorless and tasteless. It is a radioactive chemical that occurs naturally as part of the decay process of certain elements in the soil. The gas then deteriorates into radioactive particles that are inhaled. The particles damage lung tissue eventually causing lung cancer.

Radon can also contaminate water. Although the risks are less with exposure through water, about 20 people die each year from stomach cancer caused by radon in water.

Radon levels are unsafe in more than 1 out of every 14 homes. Since we typically spend over half of our days indoors at home, it is important to know if there is radon present. This gas comes into a house from the earth beneath the foundation, rises through the soil or rock and gets trapped under the structure. The build up of pressure pushes it up through the floors and walls into the home.

Both new and old homes, with or without basements, are at risk for unsafe levels. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, parts of Kentucky are in Zone 1, defined as having the highest potential of elevated radon levels.

Have your home tested for radon by Absolute Home Inspection. We will do a professional inspection and give you a full report. If you do have high levels, we will offer recommendations and refer you to specialists who can advise you further.

Absolute Home Inspection performs residential and commercial inspections including air quality, termite, and radon inspections in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area. Our professional home inspections enable you to make an informed decision when buying a home in Lexington, Winchester, Paris, Georgetown, Versailles, Midway, Frankfort, Nicholasville, Berea and Richmond, Kentucky. Contact us for your free quote.