Drougas Inspections follows EPA guide lines for conducting Radon air and water testing. I have been certified to do Radon testing and analysis for over 10 years by the National Environmental Health Association National Radon Proficiency Program.

These qualifications are not required by the State of New Hampshire, just by me. We follow certified level testing requirements by having the equipment calibrated every year. We also send in 4 Radon canisters every 100 tests, or 3 times a year for Spiking Tests. This is where a known level of Radon is exposed, to ensure I am calculating the same results. We are the only ones who place and collect the canisters, which then go directly to our lab. There is no one else handling the equipment. I ensure that the proper protocols are followed for the test site. In addition, I closely follow and subscribe to multiple avenues of Radon proficiency and awareness information through newsletters, emails and web sites.

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Anyone performing a home inspection in the State of New Hampshire must be licensed - which I am. I am hearing from Realtors that there are buyers hiring people that are not licensed. I suppose if you are selling your home, this would be great, as any findings in the report would be invalid. However if you are buying a home, even if you believe the person knows what they are doing, why would you hire someone who was breaking State law?

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If you are buying a home with a septic system, private or shared, you should consider having it inspected by a professional septic company. My standard home inspection does not include this type of specialized, intrusive inspection. To properly inspect the system, the septic company will need to dig holes to access the underground parts of the system. This will include inspecting the tank, as well as the leach field.

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If the home has a private Well it is highly recommended that you have a water quality test. I correctly take a sample and drop it off to Seacoast Analytical Services. Results are usually ready in 3 days, not counting weekends.

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