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Environmental Home Evaluation
An Excellent Choice for Existing Homeowners
  • Computerized Short-Term Continuous Monitoring Radon Test and Lab Analysis
  • Indoor Air Quality Screening
  • Mold Screening and Lab Analysis
  • Thermal Scan Energy Inspection
  • Electromagnetic Field Test, and
  • Comprehensive Evaluation Report

Fusion also offers detailed Indoor Air Quality Investigations for Allergen, Irritant, and Toxin Issues.

Visit our IAQ page for more information on indoor pollutants

Construction Phase Inspection

Add an Environmental Site Assessment to your Home Inspection to increase your safety and comfort.  Knowing that your home site and neighborhood are free from hazardous conditions that may effect your health.

The Environmental Site Evaluation is performed in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  and American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), Site Assessment Procedures. 

Environmental Site Evaluations Include:

  • Visual inspection of the property and adjacent properties
  • Interviews with past and present owners and occupants
  • Reviews of the historical uses of the property
  • Reviews of Government records
Plans to Punch List
and Beyond...
Service Descriptions
Complete Non-Invasive Home Inspection
Fusion services provides a detailed non-invasive, non-destructive visual inspection of your home that adheres to the Standards of Practice of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

Fusion will inspect:

Roof - cover material, gutters. downspouts, vents, flashings, skylights, chimney and other roof penetrations. and the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs.

Exterior - siding, flashing,  trim, all exterior doors, decks, stoops, steps, stairs, porches, railings, eaves, soffits, fascias, stairways, balusters, spindles, or rails for steps, balconies, a representative number of windows, vegetation, surface drainage and retaining walls when these are likely to adversely affect the structure, and exterior wall covering.

Basement, foundation, crawlspace. visible structural components. - Any present conditions or clear indications of active water penetration . And any general indications of foundation movement that are observed by the inspector, such as but not limited to sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames or floor slopes.

Heating System -  describe the energy source and heating method using normal operating controls,  And report furnaces which do not operate or are in need of maintenance.

Cooling System - exterior and interior central cooling equipment using normal operating controls. And report cooling systems that do not operate or are in need of maintenance.

Plumbing - Verify the presence of and identify the location of the main water shutoff valve.  water heating equipment, including combustion air, venting, connections, energy sources, seismic bracing, and verify the presence or absence of temperature-pressure relief valves, toilets. functional water pressure,  all fixtures and faucets, drain, waste, vent systems, describe any visible fuel storage systems,  drainage sump pumps, water supply, drain, waste and main fuel shut-off valves, as well as the location of the water main and main fuel shut-off valves, And determine if the water supply is public or private.

Electrical - The service line, meter box, service entrance conductors, main disconnect, determine the rating of the service amperage, panels, breakers and fuses, service grounding and bonding, a representative sampling of switches, receptacles, light fixtures, AFCI receptacles, test all GFCI receptacles and GFCI circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCI's during the inspection, report the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring if readily visible, report the absence of smoke detectors

Fireplace - damper door if readily accessible and operable, hearth extensions and other permanently installed components,  And report as in need of repair deficiencies in the lintel, hearth and material surrounding the fireplace, including clearance from combustible materials

Attic, Ventilation and Insulation - insulation in unfinished spaces, ventilation of attic spaces, mechanical ventilation systems,  And report on the general absence or lack of insulation.

Doors, Windows & Interior - A representative number of doors and windows, walls, ceilings, steps, stairways, and railings, garage doors,  garage door openers by operating, And report as in need of repair any windows that are obviously fogged or display other evidence of broken seals.

Computerized Short-Term Continuous Monitoring Radon Test and Lab Analysis
Fusion Services uses the industry standard Radalink continuous monitoring radon detectors to ensure that you have the best information available on your homes radon levels.  We monitor your home for at least 48  continuous hours with state of the art equipment and provide you with a detailed analysis and report.   Fusion Services is certified in radon detection by the National Environmental Health Association, Radon Proficiency Program a nationally recognized certifying organizations, and stringently follows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency protocols for radon testing.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Screening and Lab Analysis

Fusion uses state of the art equipment and techniques to screen for indoor air pollutants that could adversely affect you and your family’s health.  IAQ screening includes Photoionization sampling and analysis to determine total Volatile Organic Compound concentration, as well as concentrations for typical gasses, including carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfide. The Advanced IAQ investigation includes air and deposit sampling and lab analysis for allergens and mold spores, and direct monitoring for carbon monoxide, excess humidity, and total volatile organic compound concentration.

Mold Inspection and Lab Analysis

Fusion’s mold screening includes  non-viable air and deposit (carpet) samples (per sample lab fees apply), baseline air sample, and lab analysis screening using the state of the art sampling equipment and techniques. 

Fusion is certified by the International Association of Certified Indoor Air consultants (IAC2) and is a Pro-Labs Partner. We only use industry standard certified labs for analysis of your sample. 

Fusion also provides in depth mold inspections using moisture detection, infrared technology, viable air and deposit sampling, and direct sampling on visible mold.

Thermal Scan (Infrared) Energy Inspection

This is fast becoming one of the quickest growing infrared technology applications. More and more home owners are realizing the importance afforded them from an infrared home inspection. From seeing what you are getting in a new home purchase, to finding current home problems in making corrective action determinations and cost decisions, to knowing how and where you need to make improvements in cutting down your fuel bills making your home as efficient as possible. Realizing infrared can do this for you and show you actual images of exactly where you need to spend money and resources makes an infrared home inspection very appealing to knowledgeable home owners. And more and more home owners are becoming knowledgeable about infrared's benefits.

Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Survey
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Comprehensive Evaluation Report
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Construction Inspection

The best time to catch and correct defects is when the walls are exposed and construction is underway. We know you are busy and may not have the time to learn what you need to know as your home is being built. Let us handle it for you. We will meet with you on site to answer all of your home building questions. We remain available to you after the initial inspection, providing the care and attention that you need by answering any of your questions by personal visit, telephone, or email. It is a mistake to rely solely upon your builder to take care of your best interest during the home building process. Hire a certified and experienced Professional Inspector to be your advocate and knowledge base.

New Construction Phase Inspections for new home construction can be custom tailored to fit the needs of the homebuyer. We offer a foundation form inspection, pre-drywall inspection and a final (all utilities turned on) inspection for new construction. These inspections may be purchased separately or in combination. During the new construction inspection process, please know that you must work with us very closely to keep us apprised of the construction schedule so that we arrive at each stage at just the perfect time.

When we are hired by you, we work for you and no one else. It's as simple as that. We will provide answers to all of your questions in an honest manner, as your advocate. We do not have a conflict of interest associated with the profit margin of either building a home or selling a home.

Phase One (Foundation)

During this stage, our inspector arrive at your property after the foundation is poured to inspect that everything from rebar to drainage to plumbing, making sure all is in its proper place.

Phase Two (Pre-Drywall, Framing and Mechanicals)

This is the second most important inspection of the monitoring process. During this stage, our inspector will arrive at your property before the drywall is hung and insulation put in, usually just after the code inspector has done his inspection. We will check the exterior walls, roof structure, sheathing, interior partitions, and proper location of room walls and closets, plus any other items that may apply to your home construction, making sure everything matches the plans and has been constructed according to standard practices using acceptable materials. Mechanical items checked include wiring, plumbing, and ductwork, to make sure everything is in place according to plans.

Phase Three (Final Inspection)

This is the most important inspection of the program and should be performed prior to your final walk-through with the builder. To obtain full value from this inspection, the certificate of occupancy should be issued, the permanent power meter installed, and all mechanical systems started by the mechanical contractor. At this stage, our inspector will inspect the home from top to bottom, completely evaluating all systems.

1-Year Warranty Inspection
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Environmental Assessment

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments(ESA) inform clients of environmental issues such as business operational hazards and current and historic recognized environmental conditions that may degrade property value or pose a financial liability.  Fusion's standard Phase I ESA conforms with the most recent revision of ASTM E1527, and includes:
Site Reconnaissance
Client Report Customization
Assessment Report

Environmental Screen

AEI often performs Environmental Transaction Screens on "low risk" properties. These limited assessments are performed within the scope of ASTM 1528 requirements, or customized to fit the client's specific needs.

The typical Environmental Transaction Screen involves the following:
Site Reconnaissance
Client Report Customization
Assessment Report

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P.O. Box 151324                             (703) 286-9545
Alexandria, VA                             www.fusionsvc.com
22315-1324                               mail@fusionsvc.com
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ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index)

What is the ERMI©?

•The ERMI© is an acronym for EPA Relative Moldiness Index.

•It was developed by scientists at the USEPA to provide a straightforward, objective, and standardized way to obtain results for indoor air quality investigations.

•The EPA is developing an ERMI ranking system based on dust samples collected from homes across the United States.

•The ERMI will help predict the moldiness of homes. Homes with high ERMI values have a greater chance of having a mold problem then homes with a low ERMI.

•36 different fungi make up the ERMI and are designated as Group I (those found in atypical, water damaged homes) and Group II (those commonly found in all homes)

Fusion Services Provides ERMI Sampling and Lab Analysis

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ERMI Info Sheet in pdf    format
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