What you don’t know can harm you

Quite simply, a “healthy home” supports and protects the health and safety of its occupants. Scientists now understand how our houses can harm us. A home should have no indoor pollutants, no dangerous chemicals, no radon hazards, and no physical safety or fire risks. Unfortunately, many American homes have moisture and ventilation problems; asthma and allergy triggers; chemical and toxic exposures; and fire, electrical, and tripping hazards. Sometimes, poor construction is at fault. More often, inadequate or deferred maintenance leads to hazards. Also, some homes pose challenges to occupants’ mobility, safety and independence as they age.

Author: Phil Petroska

Phil is an ASHI Certified Inspector and has performed well over a thousand inspections in Maine and New Hampshire since 2001, doing business as North Country Home Inspections. Phil is a licensed assessor for Healthy Home Checkup™ and a State of Maine licensed radon air and water tester. In addition, he is well versed in sample collection techniques for lead, uranium, arsenic and other water borne contaminates