Radon Testing in Chicagoland, IL
What is Radon?
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, you’re at high risk for developing lung cancer. Some scientific studies of radon exposure indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon.
This may be due to their higher respiration rate and their rapidly dividing cells, which may be more vulnerable to radiation damage.
We conduct Radon Testing to determine whether or not it could be an issue for your property. Please call to further discuss Radon Testing and to schedule your appointment. (We do not recommend Radon Testing in the city of Chicago.)
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THOROUGH HOME INSPECTION
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL INSPECTIONS IN CHICAGOLAND, IL
The HouseDoctors, founded in 1994, is a family-owned and operated business. We have conducted thousands of inspections and consultations since our inception and are constantly finding ways to better our processes so we can best help you to receive the service you deserve. We have been proud to serve our clients throughout the Chicagoland area, tending to their needs and educating them about what it means to be a homeowner.
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Thorough Mold Inspections
While mold might seem like a small problem, it can pose huge threats to your health and overall well-being. Living in a moldy environment has been linked to a number of illnesses that affect multiple systems of the body. Elderly individuals and children tend to be more impacted by mold, but even healthy younger adults without preexisting conditions or children should take signs of mold seriously. While getting mold inspections might seem like an unnecessary expense, it’s important to get it done as soon as you suspect there might be mold in your house, both for your well-being, the well-being of those you love, and even your house’s well-being.
When you are making sure all of that comes first, and you are safe, your priorities are in the right place. You need to put your health first. Living a healthy lifestyle is one part of staying well, but maintaining a healthy environment is an important part of maintaining wellness. Many people forget how crucial it is to minimize environmental health hazards. A mold inspection is a key step to staying healthy, even if it seems like a hassle sometimes.
As mold inspectors, our job is to spot the mold and confirm that the discolored or oddly textured area in your house is actually mold. We give you the information you need to make informed decisions for putting your health first while treating the mold in your home. Unfortunately, we do not treat mold or get rid of it. We also don’t make recommendations on how to prevent mold from spreading. That task is best left up to professionals who take care of mold in residential properties for a living.
ASHI Virtual Inspection
This is a virtual/interactive video from ASHI that shows the general process of an inspection.
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A home is more than just an investment. It is a place for security and peace of mind. Hidden defects can mean long term additional costs, which means financial and personal losses. A "The Housedoctors" inspection will disclose defects and ensure the quality of your investment before you purchase.
Knowledgeable Home Inspector Experts
Ultimately, a property inspection is only as good as the people doing it. Chuck holds a high school diploma in Architecture, a degree in Construction Engineering from Indiana State University, with extensive experience as a project manager with General Motors, Peoples Gas, and United Parcel Service in both new construction and renovations.
Chuck's background is further enhanced by over 30 years of experience as a General Contractor.
For over 25 years Chuck has participated in the continuing education programs of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) the nation’s leading and most prestigious association of independent home inspectors.
Be Confident In Your Property Transaction
Professional home inspections and the reports they provide are an invaluable educational service. The things you learn (always try to accompany the inspector) about the house during the inspection will help you make the most important decision, whether to buy your home or not and teach you to care for it as long as you live in that home.
In business since 1994, we have the experience, training, and equipment to thoroughly and professionally handle all your inspection needs!
About the Owner
Mr. Charles Walton has been conducting home inspections in the Greater Chicagoland Area for the past 25 years. Mr. Walton holds a degree in Construction & Civil Engineering from Indiana State University, with extensive experience as a project manager with General Motors, Peoples Gas and United Parcel Service. For the last 25 years, Chuck has participated in continuing education programs of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and in 1996 and 1997 he was voted Home Inspector of the Year.
South Delano Court, Chicago, Illinois 60605, United States
How do I choose my who performs my radon testing?
Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. If for some reason you don't feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking with them on the phone then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection? You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced, and attentive to your needs.
Should I be present during the radon testing?
We recommend that you be present at the site of the mold testing, from start to finish.
Why use our Services:
The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that a family will make. Along with the extra stresses this will add, there is also the fear factor of, "Will This Home Stand The Test of Time?" It is also important to know what YOU, as the primary investor, are getting for your money. A radon test is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home but to also help foresee any immediate unnecessary additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a radon test.
What if I have questions after the radon testing?
You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment. Visit our contact page.
What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 5:00 pm, and we are closed on Sundays.