||Did You Know?
||The Michigan Senate,
House of Representatives,
and Governor Granholm
have all approved the
passage of Public Act 163.
This adds the following
requirements to the
Seller's Disclosure Jan 1,
BUYER SHOULD OBTAIN
PROFESSIONAL ADVICE &
INSPECTIONS OF THE
PROPERTY TO MORE FULLY
CONDITION OF THE
SHOULD TAKE INDOOR AIR
AND WATER QUALITY INTO
ACCOUNT, AS WELL AS
ANY EVIDENCE OF
UNUSUALLY HIGH LEVELS
OF POTENTIAL ALLERGENS
INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO HOUSEHOLD
MOLD, MILDEW, AND
remediation can be
complex and costly.
Call us if you have
questions or need a
2nd opinion. We'll
give you straight
forward advice, many
times helping you save
money and stress.
information can be
found at the links
Quality ~ MDEQ
Protection Agency ~
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Greater knowledge of health risks has created a strong demand for
individual consumer environmental testing. Glendening Consulting
offers the following tests:
Radon Gas Testing
Radon is a natural occurring by-product of decaying uranium within the
earth. All buildings have some level of radon gas. The EPA reports that
Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the country, causing
14,000 to 22,000 deaths annually. To calculate the amount of radon within
a building, Glendening Consulting utilizes the EPA recommended
procedure to collect and analyze radon gas level over a 48 hour period.
Click to visit the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's map of
radon concentrations in your county MI RADON MAP
If a building tests positive for high radon levels, simple and inexpensive
remediation solutions are available. Additional info can be found at this
If a building tests positive for high levels of radon gas, the most common
remediation is to install a sub-slab ventilation system. This system
consists of a ventilation pipe inserted into a hole that has been dug
through the concrete foundation slab. A vent fan then pulls radon gas
from under the building and vents it outside before it has a chance to
enter the interior of the building. Costs range from $800 for a home to
more than $3,000 for a large commercial building. The sub-slab vent
system is very effective in reducing radon gas and is unobtrusive within
Drinking Water Purity
Homes or buildings with water supplied by a well can be subject to many
impurities. Glendening Consulting provides a range of water purity tests
that detect levels of Coliform bacteria, nitrates, nitrites, metals, radon,
E-Coli, lead, arsenic, and up to a total of (97) compounds. Buildings built
before 1980 may contain a high lead content within the plumbing pipe
solder which can be picked up by water movement through the pipes.
Additional info can be found at this EPA site. Water testing is a wise
investment, as many potential contaminants exist in water supplies.
Structures built before 1975 are subject to lead based paint content.
Consumption of lead paint by way of lead paint dust poses a health threat.
Testing consists of taking air quality samples, physical samples of paint or
a swab tests from areas within the building, which will be analyzed to
identify lead based paint content. Additional info can be found at this EPA
Indoor Allergens & Mold
Mold growth comes from a consistent moisture source which allows mold
spores to reproduce. Mold grows on cellulose based materials such as
drywall, lumber, insulation backing, etc. Each mold growth situation is
different and requires proper testing procedures in order to determine
the type of mold strain(s) growing and the quantity of spores active within
the living space. For more info see our page on Indoor Mold.
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