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Welcome to Environmental Inspections and Construction.

 

Established in 2009, our company has been dedicated to providing safe, healthy environments for homeowners and businesses.  Numerous hazards, specifically radon gas and lead-based paint, can severely impact the health of children and adults living and working in toxic structures.  We’re devoted to cost effectively eliminating hazardous conditions in your home or business.   Subsequent to reliable testing and mitigation (if necessary), you will be able to sleep peacefully knowing you have invested in the future health of your family and/or employees.  We are skilled, certified experts in lead-based paint inspections, radon testing, and radon removal (mitigating) from homes and businesses.  We are a local family owned and operated business that understands the Tahoe Basin and surrounding areas. 

A map showing radon levels in South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Has High Levels of Radon

What is radon?

Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from uranium rich decomposing granite.  Given the extensive granite in the Tahoe Basin, it is no surprise that over 65% of our homes have dangerously high levels of radon (4.0 picocuries per liter or higher).  Visit our radon page for more information.

Why is radon dangerous?

Radon has been identified as the second largest cause of lung cancer.  In a recent community health survey conducted by Barton Memorial, local lung cancer rates were 9.4% higher on the South Shore than in the rest of California.  You can view the report here.

What can I do to protect my investment and my family?

Radon mitigation systems are highly effective at reducing radon to safe levels.  Visit our radon mitigation page to learn more.

What is lead-based paint?

Lead was an added ingredient in paint to make it more durable up until 1978 when it was outlawed.  Homes that were constructed prior to this period may contain lead-based paint and legally must be inspected prior to any renovations or painting take place.

What is lead poisoning?

Lead poisoning can cause severe mental and physical impairment.  Young children are most vulnerable to lead poisoning.  Visit our lead-based paint page for more information, and our services page to see how we can help you.

If you have any questions about radon or lead, don’t hesitate to contact us.  We will be happy to come by and advise you on the steps you can take to keep you and your family safe from the negative effects of radon gas and lead poisoning.