My name is Tom Callahan I perform inspections on Homes, Commercial Buildings, Buildings in need of asbestos inspections/surveys, as well as mold inspections. Radon, water and air quality testing services are also available.
I have spent 30 years remodeling homes as well as new home construction. I will bring this experience and understanding of the building sciences to your inspection.
My mission is to ensure that my clients come first .
Did you know homes that have an inspection done prior to listing them, sell faster and have less contingency issues.
Congratulations! Purchasing a home is most people's largest investment. Don't do it without TC Inspections. I will inspect your home with a systematic approach and provide you with a report that is clear, concise and easy to understand. All homes have defects. What I will do is identify, describe, explain, and recommend a action plan. At the end of the inspection you will know what I know about the house.
Buying a home can be overwhelming, you don't have to do it alone. Surround yourself with professionals to help you make a decision that will bring happiness to you and your family for years to come.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the Surgeon General’s Office have estimated that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon-induced lung cancer costs the United States over $2 billion dollars per year in both direct and indirect health care costs. (Based on National Cancer Institute statistics of 14,400 annual radon lung cancer deaths – Oster, Colditz & Kelley, 1984) . Be sure to get your new home tested.
Did you know mold spores are in the air everywhere we go? Mold needs three things to start growth, mold spores (already everywhere), a food source ( they can live off almost anything), and moisture. Two out of three of the ingredients are already present. Monitor your relative humidity and keep it below 60% to help prevent mold growth in your home.
So what do you do if the home you are buying or selling is suspected of having mold. In New York State the process is defined. You need a NYS Licensed Mold Assessor to come in and verify that it is mold. If it is mold the Mold Assessor will perform a mold assessment. A report will be produced for the client which will contain the scope of work required along with a estimate of what the remediation will cost. After the remediation has been performed it will require a second visit from the mold assessor to inspect the job and provide clearance on the job.
Whether you're selling your home or buying a home recruit a licensed Real Estate Agent. A Professional Realtor will help you navigate through situations that will arise during the process of purchasing or selling your home.
Do you have a musty odor in your basement? Does it seem like you can't get rid of it no matter how hard you try? You may have mold. I always recommend a visual inspection before performing air samples, but if no mold is found visually you may need to have your air quality tested. Call Tom @ TC Inspections cell# 518-832-9750 for a appointment.
So about now your asking yourself do I have asbestos in my house? The answer is most likely yes, even if your house isn't that old. Surprisingly even though asbestos isn't mined in the United States a lot of construction products still contain it. Asbestos is hazardous to your health when the fibers are airborne. Asbestos was and still is used in many products from fire retardant to the adhesive that sticks your baseboard molding to the wall . In conclusion make sure to always have your renovation or demo project inspected by a licensed asbestos inspector and be sure that any asbestos is removed in a manor that is safe to all parties involved. If you have questions call me at 518-832-9750.