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Welcome to Environmental Inspections and Construction.

 

In 2009 we started our company providing services to business and home owners who desired a safe and healthy environment in which to live and work.  Simply put, there are numerous hazards such as radon gas and lead based paint that can severely impact the health of children and adults living and working in toxic structures.  We want to take the mystery out of making your home safe in a cost effective way so that you can sleep peacefully at night knowing you have invested in the future health of your family and / or employees.  At Environmental Inspections and Construction, Inc. we are trained experts at testing for lead based paint and radon and removing (mitigating) radon 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 (2.7 picocuries per litter or higher).  Visit our radon page for more information on radon.

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 have lead based paint and 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 on this, and our services page to see how we can help you with regards to this and the dangers of radon.

If you have any questions about radon, don’t hesitate to contact us, and 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 effects of radon and lead poisoning..