Commercial Inspection

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COMMERCIAL INSPECTION cont’d

Including (structural, roofing, electrical, plumbing, air and heating, paving, drainage, etc.), environmental factors (including air flow or ventilation and insulation) and safety issues and potential hazards.
The commercial building inspection report DHI provides is a summary and a detailed report of our results, highlighting the strengths of the building as well as any weaknesses or potential problems we find. We clearly state the condition of the building so our clients can make confident, informed decisions about their purchase, investment or repairs.
DHI has inspected thousands of commercial buildings in Cleveland, Akron and surrounding communities. Our experienced inspectors know how to help our clients avoid any surprises.
DHI building inspection is thorough, but it is also practical. Our commercial building inspectors have a wide and varied background in building, building inspections and maintenance. They understand the technology along with the commercial building category and it’s unique components.
After the inspection we are there for you to explain and […]

Radon Inspections

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RADON TESTING cont’d

Radon Inspection Information


NE Ohio Radon Gas Information – Reprinted from the Ohio EPA Web Site

The series passes ultimately through radium directly to radon, which, in turn, decays to other elements. Of all the elements produced in the uranium decay series, only radon is a gas.

Because radon is a gas, it easily drifts upward through the ground to the Earth’s surface. How much of it reaches the surface depends on the uranium content of the underlying earth materials together with their depth and permeability (that is, the presence of fractures and interconnected pore spaces that act as conduits for radon). Radon will enter the lowest level of a building using whatever pathways are available. For structures with basements or slab-on-grade foundations, the entry points include (1) cracks and pores in floor slabs, walls, and floor-wall joints; and (2) openings around sump pumps, floor drains, and pipes penetrating floors and walls. Structures with a crawl space between the ground and lowest floor level may be less vulnerable to […]

Radon Inspection

2020-03-04T06:59:14-05:00

RADON TESTING cont’d

Radon Inspection Information


NE Ohio Radon Gas Information – Re-Printed from the Ohio EPA Web Site

Found all over the U.S., radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas without color, odor, or taste that comes from the radioactive decay of uranium in soil, rock, and groundwater. Radon tends to concentrate in enclosed spaces like underground mines or houses. Soil gas infiltration, is recognized as the most important source of residential radon. Other sources, including building materials and water extracted from wells, are of less importance in most circumstances.

Radon gets into the indoor air primarily from soil under homes and other buildings. Radon is a known human lung carcinogen and is the largest source of radiation exposure and risk to the public. Most inhaled radon is rapidly exhaled, but the inhaled decay products readily deposit in the lung, where they irradiate sensitive cells in the airways increasing the risk of lung cancer.

The EPA estimates that about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. are radon related. Exposure to radon […]