Radon – The EPA says that radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the US. It also recommends that every house in a real estate transaction be tested for the presence of radon. For more information, click the link below.
Radon Map of Virginia
Underground Oil Tanks – Underground oil tanks may rust and leak as they age. The current home owner is responsible for any potential leaks. If purchasing a house with an underground oil tank it is recommended that you have the soil tested prior to buying the house. The state of Virginia has a plan in place to help home owners with underground oil tanks. Click the link below for more information.
Federal Pacific Electrical Panels – Some older and outdated electric panels are known to pose potential electrical risks to the home. Click the link below to read about Federal Pacific Electric Panels.
Zinsco Electric Panels – Some older and outdated electric panels are known to pose potential electrical risks to the home. Click the link below to read about Zinsco Electric Panels.
Stove Anti-Tip Brackets- Stoves sold today come with an anti-tip bracket to prevent stoves from tipping over if too much weight is placed on the open oven door. Many of these are missing and could allow hot foods to spills and burn people.
Aluminum Wiring – Aluminum wiring was used commonly in the late 1960’s until the mid-1970’s. Aluminum wiring might present some elevated fire risks. Click below to read more information on aluminum wiring.
CCST Gas pipes- These newer gas pipes need to be correctly bonded.
GFCI outlets- To find out what are GFCI outlets and why are they important, click below.
Knob and Tube Wiring – To read about if Knob and Tube Wiring is dangerous, click below.
Qest Plumbing- Click to read about some common issues with PB plumbing and how to fix them.