Buying a home for most individuals may be the largest monetary investment of their lives. Critical to making that decision should be a comprehensive and inclusive report that details any present and potential future issues concerning your home of interest. At White Blaze Home Inspection Services, we provide just that report after a thorough inspection of the home’s major systems, structure, interior and exterior.  Bruce Illausky, the owner of White Blaze Inspection, is a Mechanical Engineer with a BS degree from the University of Connecticut and an ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) trained home inspector.  These skills provide an analytical insight to the approach and observations necessary to make a comprehensive assessment of the property and generate a report that will  assist you in making a knowledgeable and confident real estate purchasing decision.
 
White Blaze Home Inspection Services operates out of the greater Harrisonburg, VA, area and services the greater Rockingham, Shenandoah, Albemarle, Augusta and surrounding communities. 
 

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Did you know that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States?

 

 

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One of the critical keys for determining the purchase of a home is the awareness of any present and potential future issues and their cost implications. Some issues may be critical and require immediate replacement or repair; others may be a future maintenance item that can be performed at a later date.

The purpose of a home inspection is to provide the client with a comprehensive report detailing minor to major findings after a thorough visual noninvasive inspection. This comprehensive inspection is based on an examination of the accessible features of a building and is conducted in accordance with the Standards and Practices of the National Association of Home Inspectors. The report covers the home’s basic systems including the foundation, building structural integrity, exterior, interior, plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling (HVAC) system and roofing.

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Per the EPA’s Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon: “ Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States.  It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in the soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe.  Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and holes in the foundation.  Radon can also enter your home through well water.”  Radon kills an estimated 15,000 people per year and according to the surgeon general is the second leading cause of lung cancer.   If you smoke and live in a house with high Radon levels, the risk of lung cancer is dramatically increased.  Refer to the EPA’s Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon for more information.  www.epa.gov/iaq/radon/pubs/hmbyguid.html

 

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