Rasdon Gas is the largest cause of Lung Cancer in non smokers. Radon Gas is a radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell or taste and can get in your home undetected. Radon Gas is in all buildings, places of work and homes. Radon Gas is the deacy products from the Uranium Rock we live on. Reducing Radon Gas exposure in each home should be a priority for all Canadians in order to protect themselves from Radon-Induced Lung Cancer. In order to do this, all homes must be tested for Radon, and then mitigated if Radon Gas levels are elevated. Any home in Canada with a Radon Gas concentration above Health Canada's Action Level of 200 Bq/m3 should be mitigated.
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Reducing Radon Gas levels in your home is a relatively sinple process in most cases. Through the installation of a sub slab depressurization system the Radon Gas content can be reduced by up to 80%. A communication test will be performed in the lowest level of the home to determine the equipment required to complete the mitigation. A follow up test is the final portion of the mitigation to determine the outcome.
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Thermal Infrared Imaging
Thermal Imaging is Used in Many Different Capacities.
Thermail imaging is a process that helps us see anomalies in a stucture, heating systems, roof systems, electrical systems, insulation, plumbing leaks, electrical systems, process scans, etc.
Building Envelope Scans to determine moisture and air intrusion.
Roof scans for peaked roof systems and flat roof systems are used regularly to determine the condtion of mosture intrusion.
Heating system scans are used to determine the efficiencies of the installed systems in structures.
Electrical system scans are used to help find problems with overheating circuits, electrical motors, etc.
Plumbing scans are used to locate problems in installed plumbing systems in buildings.
Problems in any one of these areas can be detrimantal to the building and the contents or people using the building.
Thermal Scans are used most commonly as preventative maintenance measures in buildings and factory processes.
Down time in any plant process can quickly exceed the cost of the Thermal Scan in a process.
iThermal Infrared Scans can also help with the cost of many insurance policies for building as a monitoring tool.
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Commercial Property Condition Assessments
Commercial Property Assessments are completed to establish the overall condition of the building for Investors and Lenders.
Investors or investment groups (REIT- Real Estate Investment Trusts) often purchase buildings in which the Condition Assessment gives the investors a better picture of the overall condition of the property and in most cases an evaluation of the future maintanace requirements of the buildings systems.
Lending Institutions may want to know the condition of the building when writing a new mortgage or renewing an existing mortgage. They will want to know if the building is structurally sound or areas that will need attention for repairs or upgrading.
Comprehensive Home Inspections
Alder Creek offers on of the most comprehensive residential inspections available.
We start the inspection at the roof, to evualte not only the roof surface but also the chimney, the ventilation systems, the electrical service entrance, plumbing stack, and other components located on the roof.
In our home inspection the next step would be to inspect the exterior of the home. We use a macro and micro approach to look at both the big picture and the details.
When moving to the next step we take the home inspection inside the home startting at the basement and working our way up through the home to the attic. We address such things as the structur, the heating and cooling systems, electrical and plumbing systems, insulation and ventilation, and accessories such as fire places.
After the home inspection, the report with our evaluation is communicated through a detailed home inspection report. The inspection report includes descriptions as well as recommendations for improvements to assist you to develop a blue print for the future of your home.
Odour Mitigation Services
The system we use safely removes Bio contaminates, Volatile Organic Compounds, and Off Gassing within and occupied building or work zone.
Cost Effective; Green Technology; Environmentally Safe; Permanent Lasting Results; Fabric Safe; Quick Turn Around Time; and Proven Technology.
What Ozone Treatment Does,
Sanitazation; As a Gas, Ozone is a broad based sanitizercapable of eliminating biological pollutants such as surface bacteria, viruses, and fungi, thus maintaining microbiological control.
Deodorization; Because it is a strong oxidant, ozone will attack unpleasant odours(e.g. from smoke, tobacco, cooking, mildew, musty smells, pet, etc, etc) at their source, clearing the long chain of molecules responsible for the smells and permanantly eliminating the odour.
Allergen Elimination; Dust mites, pollen, and other allergens cannot survive an indoor ozone shock treatment bringing immediate relief to allergy sufferers.
Natural Disaster and Floods; Ozone has been used to remediate indoor environments impacted by floods, toronadoes, fires and other disasters.
Chemical Pollutants; VOC's such as benzene, formaldehyde, methylene chloride, and many others will be oxidized or detroyed by ozone, one of natures most powerfull oxidising agents
Commercial and Agricultural; There are many applications for ozone in commercial and agriculture, especially related to odour control and broad based disinfection for desease control. Surface bacteria and other illness causing viruses.
Mold Remediation; Ozone is lethal to molds, including toxigenic, black mold, etc.
The application of OZONE to purify the indoor environment is an effective broad based sanitzation strategy, however, it does not;
Remove Dead Mold, Ozone shock treatment will kill any Mold; however the dead mold must still be physically removed, since even dead mold can be allergenic. Aditionally the moisture source in the building must be eliminated to prevent toe reocurence.
Create a Pest Barrier, Ozone shock treatment will drive many insects / pests out of a building; however there is no residual effect to prevent reoccurance.
Remove Carpet Stains, Ozone shock treatments will elimate the chemical and biological pollutants in the carpets; however it will not eliminate the stain.
Replace Dry Cleaning, Ozone shock treatments will sanitze clothing, bedding, and window coverings; however, professional dry cleaning may be required to remove visible issues.
Mitigation Radon Issues, Ozone shock treatments will oxidize Radon Gas; however, the gas form naturally in the soils underneath the property, actual mitigation stategies are required.
Mold assessments can be completed on request by our clients to help determine the probability that Mold is present in the building at the time of the assessment. The secondary purpose would be to identify and quantitiy of Mold spores and types and concentrations indoor for potential health risks.
There are three conventional mold-sampling methods;
- surface sampling; involves either using a cotton swab apparatus or direct tape lift to collect Mold from surfaces for direct miroscopic examination and analysis
- Bulk sample; physically extracting a piece of material from a surface for culturing or direct microscopic examination and analysis
- Air Sample; involves trapping air in a special cassette specifically designed for direct microscopic examination and analysis.