Are you sure your home is safe and sound for you and your family members? You might have asked yourself this question several times while staying indoors throughout the pandemic. But what if we tell you that health risks can be present in your home irrespective of whether there's a virus outside or not? Yes, it's true, but we have got your back!
At Upper Hutt Building Inspections, we provide comprehensive healthy homes inspections to identify toxins like lead, asbestos, and mould lurking inside your property. Our experienced assessors follow the requirements set out in the Residential Tenancies Act 2016 (RTA) to make sure that all homes meet new legal standards for warmth, ventilation, and insulation.
What are Healthy Homes Inspections?
Healthy homes are those which are warm, dry and well-ventilated. In order to ensure these criteria’s our professional inspectors conduct healthy homes assessments wherein they will evaluate the quality of your house with respect to indoor temperature levels and air quality. They will analyze external moisture ingress as well as check insulation depth. Our professionals ensure full compliance with the legal standards set up by New Zealand government under Residential Tenancies Act 2016 (RTA) to create a safer living space for you and your loved ones.
Why Should You Get Your Home Inspected?
Living in an unhealthy environment can cause respiratory problems like asthma and coughing fits. Moisture retention leads to toxic mold buildup which spreads quickly through airflow causing illness to everyone who inhales them on a daily basis. Further Lead contamination leads to developmental issues in childrens' brains leading to slow learning.
Getting a healthy home inspection report will help you in identifying any such potential risks so timely interventions could be made which protect family members from falling ill due to environmental hazards.
How Do We Conduct The Inspection?
Our team of seasoned professionals follows extensive yet consistent steps while inspecting your premises.
Step 1: Booking An Appointment
When you book an appointment, our team will assist you by providing a free no-obligation quote. Our entirely comprehensive service package usually covers the supply of our detailed building reports including photographs and commentary of the faults found within the property.
Step 2: Site Visit And Inspection
During a healthy homes inspection we inspect all areas of your home-right from the roof to foundation to identify any issues related to temperature, ventilation or insulation. Our team inspects -
- Inaccessible spaces such as frame cavities or subfloors
- Heating appliance safety checks – correct installation and ventilation.
- Non-destructive moisture testing
Step 3: Detailed Report Generation
Once inspection is completed our experienced professionals create a detailed report about property assessment stating all important facts about temperature, insulation quality, ventilation issues (if any), and recommendations solutions going forward should anything need fixing.
What Are The Benefits Of A Healthy Homes Inspection?
Well if it's not crystal clear yet...the benefits are abundant! A healthy homes inspection provides information about possible health risks caused by poor indoor air-quality which maybe harmful for both tenants and owners of property alike. The inspection ensures compliance with rental standards under RTA regulations saving landlords from legal troubles in future. Besides don't forget that advanced knowledge of potential issues can ultimately save dollars spent on unrepaired deteriorations.
If you have any questions regarding healthy homes inspections or want to book an inspection contact Upper Hutt Building Inspections right now on https://upperhuttbuildinginspections.nz/about-us/ safeguarding your health has never been easier!