It's important to know what's in the water and air of your home or prospective home. Water and air quality testing can help you make informed, educated decisions regarding the water treatment options for your home and prevent potential health problems caused by impure air or water.

For a modest additional charge, we can perform the following additional tests:

Radon in water or air

Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas — the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US. It is invisible, tasteless and odorless. It comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can creep into any type of building — homes, offices, and schools — and result in a high indoor radon level.

Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. EPA also recommends testing in schools.

Radon test results are available in 48 hours. Rixon Home Inspection uses a continuous radon monitoring system for air testing which provides accurate results without waiting for lab processing.

The EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) provides a comprehensive overview of the risks of radon.

Water testing

Well systems can become contaminated by bacteria and by pests such as snakes, spiders and other animals that have gotten into the well. It's a good idea to test your well annually to monitor the water quality and make sure it is safe for your family. You should be sure the water of any home you decide to purchase is safe to drink.

We offer drinking water analysis to check potability (coliform bacteria and ecoli) in addition to inorganic chemicals such as arsenic, chloride, copper, flouride, hardness, iron, lead, manganese, nitrate, sodium and uranium.

FHA financing typically requires a minimum of water testing for nitrite, nitrate, lead and potability.

We recommend you check with your lender to determine their specific requirements.

Give us a call at 802.524.4037 to schedule your inspection or send us an email.