Services Offered

SEWER SCOPES

A sewer scope is an inspection of the sewer line.  The inspection is conducted by a sewer scope technician, and is performed by inserting a mini camera and transmitter into the sewer line clean-out and observing and recording the condition of the sewer pipe from the house to the city main.  The pipe is visually inspected for such defects as cracks, root intrusion, pipe separation, pooling water, and a broken or collapsed line.

Because the cost to repair or replace a sewer line is expensive, sewer scope inspections have become very popular in recent years for home buyers.  If no defects are detected with the sewer line, home buyers gain peace of mind knowing that.  If there are defects, the home buyer can use the results of the sewer scope to negotiate with the seller to pay for potentially costly repairs.

Down Under Environmental uses state-of-the-art technology and equipment to accurately inspect sewer lines.  After the completion of the sewer scope our customers receive a narrated video of the scope and a inspection report that very same day.

UNDERGROUND TANK SEARCH

An underground tank search is a physical search of a property to determine if an underground heating oil tank is present or may have previously existed on the property.  The search is conducted by an underground locating technician, and includes a physical search of the property using both visual means and magnetic locating equipment.  In addition, a tank search includes a search of available state and local property records relating to underground heating oil tanks.

Underground tank searches have become a popular inspection for home buyers because of the high cost associated with decommissioning an underground tank and cleaning up contaminated soil at a tank site where oil leakage has occurred.  If no underground tank is located, home buyers will have peace of mind with that knowledge.  If there is an underground tank that is no longer in use, or is leaking, the home buyer can negotiate with the seller to pay for the tank decommissioning and cleanup.

Down Under Environmental uses advanced scanning equipment to discover, if one is present on the property, the precise location of an underground heating oil tank.

RADON TESTING

Down Under Environmental is certified by the NRPP (National Radon Proficiency Program) in Residential Radon Measurement.  Radon is a radioactive gas that is undetected by the human senses.  It is colorless, odorless and tasteless.  Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium, and is found in almost all soils and rocks.

Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into homes.  There are multiple pathways through which radon can enter the living space of a home.  These pathways include cracks and openings in concrete floors and through crawlspaces. 

If trapped inside a home, radon can build up to unsafe levels.  Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.  The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) strongly recommends that you test your home for radon, and is a reason why radon testing has become very popular with home buyers.

Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon.  The system Down Under Environmental uses for testing is with E-Perms, which are EIC's (Electret Ionization Chambers).  Testing is conducted by placing our highly accurate equipment in an area of the home over a 48-96 hour time frame.  Once the test is completed, the testing equipment is retrieved, then analyzed at our measurement testing lab for the results.  A report is then generated for our customers that very same day. 

 

If elevated radon levels are found, there are affordable mitigation systems that can be installed to minimize exposure to radon.

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