Navigating Radon: A Follow-Up Guide for a Healthier Home

Following our exploration of radon and its potential risks in our previous blog, it’s time to delve deeper into the steps you can take to create a healthier living space. In this follow-up guide, we’ll walk you through the process of testing, understanding results, and implementing effective mitigation strategies. Reiterating the Importance of Testing As […]

Unveiling the Hidden Threat: Radon in the USA and Connecticut

Radon Gas

What is Radon? Radon, a colorless and odorless gas, is a silent intruder that can compromise the air quality in our homes. In the United States, and particularly in states like Connecticut, understanding the nuances of radon exposure is crucial for safeguarding our health. Let’s delve into the world of radon, exploring its origins, risks, […]

Mold – The Problem and the Solution

Radon Testing

What is mold? Mold is a type of fungus which is made up of small organisms that emit tiny spores to reproduce when they find any organic material that is wet. A mold spore may only start off small at around 10 microns in size, but they can grow anywhere given enough food, warmth, and […]

CT Radon Levels

    Happy New Year from all of us at Schaefer Inspection Service! We wish you peace and good health in 2021…..and we hope to be of service. There are so many threats to our health and well-being these days. The pandemic, economic stressors, isolation during this protracted and difficult period in our lives, are […]

A Guide to Mold in Your Home

Mold has become a hot topic of conversations over the years, from homeowners to home buyers. Mold is a type of fungus that can occur in a variety of colors and sizes. A little mold can be everywhere; in the air, on surfaces, on your food, etc. With the right conditions mold can grow throughout the year but it can become even more […]

Are You Concerned About Water Quality?

Whether your water is supplied by your city or a private well, it is important to be informed about your drinking water quality and to understand how to properly maintain it. The state of CT recommends testing your water yearly, as well as after replacing pipes, pumps, well casing, or the water source. You also […]

Why You Should Get Your Well Water Tested?

You are what you eat, or in this case, drink. Your drinking water should contain no harmful chemicals or pathogens. Secondly, the water should also have a good appearance, taste, and odor. Now, your drinking water may appear to be ready for consumption but looks can be deceiving. I’m almost certain you’ve eaten something that […]

Got Mold?

Perhaps mold is a concern because you are purchasing a home and your inspection is soon, or maybe you suspect the presence of mold in your current home. Mold spores are present everywhere we live and breathe.  Mold spores enter our homes through open windows, our shoes from outside, or items we bring inside. It […]

Different Types of Radon Testing

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and decay product which results from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock and enters your home through the foundation. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. The EPA recommends every home be tested for radon, during the purchase process or anytime for […]

Radon Myths & Misconceptions

                Over the years we’ve found a TON of misinformation exists surrounding radon. Whether you are a potential home buyer, homeowner or a real estate agent, you should understand the facts regarding radon. Here is a list of the top four misunderstandings we encounter and the appropriate response […]