Why Should you test for Radon? According to the EPA, everyone should test for Radon. We offer testing using state or the art Sun Nuclear continuous monitors. Our monitors are calibrated yearly by a independent lab to ensure accuracy.
Should you Mitigate? The EPA recommends that everyone should mitigate if the results of the test are 4.0pCi/l or more. So what does 4.0pCi/l mean. Well lets put it in everyday terms. According to Radon Awareness "If you live in a home for 1 year that has exactly 4.0 pCi/L then your radiation exposure is the same as 200 chest x-rays per year."
We are a fully certified radon testing company.
New Construction If you are getting ready to build, a passive system may be all that is needed to prevent your home from future Radon exposure. Most of these systems can be installed economically and can fit into your construction budget. Most builders could install Radon systems for less than $1000 if they took the time to find out what is needed and how to do it right. In addition the mitigation system can be hidden out of site and vented through the roof. We will be happy to meet with you or your builder during your planning/building stage to share what is needed to ensure the air quality of your new home or business. If Radon concerns you, then this is the most economical time to have a Radon reduction system installed. For more information please contact us today.
Other Benefits Other than removing radon, a radon reduction system offers several other key benefits. It removes other earth and soil gases, and it can reduce moisture under your slab or crawl space. The active dampness control that it offers can remove as much as 1200 gallons of water a year. This in return can reduce the need for dehumidification and help lower your heating and cooling cost. This also reduces the chances for harmful molds and mildew to develop with in your home.
We offer our home inspection clients a FREE short term radon screening while we are at the home inspection. This gives us a chance to determine the best place to perform our certified test should our clients decide to have the longer term Radon Tests of 48 hours or more. The long term Radon Test is the only way to determine whether mitigation is needed. Consult our office or your inspector for testing fees .
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
Dear Phil, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how pleased my husband and I were with your services. When we found ourselves in need of an inspector to work with we pulled from several sources; real estate agent, personal references, the internet and the social pages. After we contacted your company we were pleased to find not only did you have 27 years of inspection experience, but that you could accommodate the unusual hours that we preferred. We really appreciate the information you exchanged with us on site during the inspection. Your attention to detail was excellent ! We also appreciated your suggestions of how we could possibly resolve problems. If we are ever in need of inspection services or have any recommendations solicited from us we will be sure to send them your way.
Thanks again, Krista McCampbell
Phil is great to work with and he is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. He has great integrity and works in the best interest of colleagues and clients. Above and beyond the call of duty is what you get with him.
Tammy Smith client
I know Phil both personally and professionally and turn to no other company when I need commercial building inspections. Shanks Properties has been in business over 15 years and invests $2-3 million annually in the local real estate market and we TRUST Phil and company to assist us in those investment decisions. He is my one and only referral when asked about building inspectors, both residential and commercial
David Shanks, client
Summary: A+ work, A+ value, A+ guy
Phil Henderson inspected a property on 4/18/16 that I am in the process of purchasing. He arrived 15 minutes early in a clean and professional looking van and was well dressed himself. Phil was friendly and sociable from the start. I chose to be present during the inspection and am very happy I did. The inspection began with Phil walking the roof and inspecting the exterior of the property. Next Phil got out his drone and took aerial pictures of the roof and property. He had already found issues with the roof within the first 15 minutes. The inspection then moved inside where Phil meticulously inspected and photographed the entire house including the attic and crawl spaces. I chose to have the thermal imaging done during my inspection which uncovered that one of the walls had no insulation in it! The amount of information gathered from the thermal imaging was incredible. Phil showed me how he measured the AC inlet and outlet temperatures and could check for AC leaks with the thermal. I could go on and on about the thermal but for brevity sake I will say that I think it was worth every penny. From start to finish he was there for approx. 3 hours. He discovered multiple issues that I was unaware of and provided picture documentation of all of them. I chose to have Phil inspect my future home because I heard he was a good, honest guy that did quality work and am happy to report that all of these are true. I am thankful for the great work Phil did and am confident that I know the true condition of the home I am purchasing. I asked Phil for multiple business cards before he left because I will be emphatically recommending him to everyone I know.
Raymond Pendley, client
"We first met Phil Henderson when we commissioned TN Building Inspections to inspect a seemingly great investment, commercial property in 2016. He uncovered some hidden structural flaws and we have saved ourselves from potentially a very bad investment. Since then, we've worked with Phil on four properties, which we successfully closed on with assurance for the strength of each investment that we could not have gauged without Phil's reports & input. Each time, we were met with the same professionalism, enthusiasm, and individualized attention. He understands that time is of the essence in all real estate transactions and is timely with both scheduling the inspection and producing the report. He is equipped with the latest technologies with expertly trained staff, though they are not afraid to get their hands dirty too, climbing and crawling into spaces that isn't visible off the street; we never question whether an item has been left unchecked. With each inspection, Phil has personally followed up with us to go over the report and to answer our questions. We are very grateful for his thorough, candid perspective, and look to no one else!" Miyuki K. - Johnson City Investor
The most honest and reliable property inspector in Knoxville Tennessee!
As an instructor at Pellissippi State I taught several of the courses offered for the Building Performance Analyst Certification. I cannot express enough the insight and knowledge Mr. Henderson provided to our class concerning structural and mechanical aspects of a building. Mr. Henderson scored perfectly in all areas of building science during the two week training course work and was my highest level performer in the field test.