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Book a complete Pre-Purchase home survey to check for damp, mould, radon, air quality, structural matters and radiation checks for poor electrical installation.

If you are about to purchase a property, your next step before you sign contracts or part with any money, should be a full house survey.

A greater part of my work is from newly purchased properties, both new and old.  Facing an extra expense and the inconvenience it causes is not the best start for your new home.

When viewing a property, you are seeing it at its best, cosmetically.  Problems can be painted over, hidden or even your attention can be diverted.

Any problems are best identified pre purchase, so costs can be accounted for in the purchase price.

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Complete home check, or Pre purchase surveys to included to following..

  • Air Quality with highly sensitive meters for invisible airborne bacteria, virus's and mould spore.

  • Bacteria tracing and stale air problems sourced.

  • Sanitation gasses tested with specialist meters.

  • Salt acid wall corrosion.

  • Presents of wall embedded mould spore checked.

  • Magnetic radiation zones tested for and found, which can produce erratic and disturbed sleep.

  • Checks for Radon gas, a dangerous radioactive gas which has no smell and can be found within many properties within Spain.  Radon is responsible for 14% of lung cancer.

  • Lateral and rising damp.

  • Damp and leak tracing.

  • Humidity levels tested.

  • Water quality, both tap and tank.

  • Full report on all Complete Home Checks.

Number one callout problem from my clients, is with newly purchased properties relates to high moisture levels of one form or another.  A property suffering from high moisture levels, can easily be disguised with a new coat of paint.  This facelift will last around six months, then the visual signs of problems start to reappear. 

High humidity and the related problems can be very difficult to identify without the correct equipment and experience.  Mould may have started to infest the property, but not yet visible to the eye, it is so easy to miss, remember the spore is only 3 to 40 microns and float through the air.

Radon Gas.  Radon is a radioactive gas that has no smell, colour or taste. Radon is produced from the natural radioactive decay of uranium, which is found in all rocks and soils. Radon can also be found in water.

Radon escapes from the ground into the air, where it decays and produces further radioactive particles. As we breathe, these particles are deposited on the cells lining the airways, where they can damage DNA and potentially cause lung cancer.  Radon Gas is responsible for 14% of lung cancer, at last is being seen as an urgent matter.  Coastal Spain is subject to earth tremors which release radon gases and can be found in many properties, particularly properties with basements or under builds.  It is a costly undertaking to eliminate, so get your new property checked before you buy. 

I offer a completely independent unbiased service for one small fee of €260, so if you have spotted your perfect new home, make contact to ensure it stays that way.  Contact info at foot of page.

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