Larry Lake is currently the only qualified independent home inspector in this area and certified member of The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), which is a professional organization that requires passing an inspector examination before joining. He is also a member of the Independent Home Inspectors of North America (IHINA). He is certified with Environmental Solutions Association (ESA), and National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) in radon and mold testing. The state of Oklahoma now requires all home inspectors to be licensed as of July 1, 2003.
Larry Lake is qualified to do complete general home & building inspections. Inspections usually take at least 3 - 5 hours to complete depending on size and condition. Inspection reports will include Digital Photos to document defects or safety hazards found in the home or building. All accessible electrical outlets will be tested with a SureTest Circuit Analyzer to test for polarity, ground, false ground and voltage drops under a 15 amp load. A custom report with photos will be generated on the computer in Microsoft Word. Radon Testing & Mold Testing is available as extra services upon request or as advised. The radon test is done with a state of the art femto TECH Radon Monitor which is extremely accurate, and better than the charcoal canister in many ways. It will give you immediate results after the 48 hour test. Having immediate radon results is very important when buying a home when time is of the essence.
Please note that a true Independent Home Inspector will be working for you the buyer 100% not for the agents, seller, or anyone else. Unfortunately many Inspectors are in the Realtors pocket so beware of Realtors picking inspectors for you. This is a potential conflict of interest.
For Home Inspection,
Radon & Mold Testing
Contact: Larry Lake
Ponca City, OK 74601
Best Contact No. Cell: 580-401-7777
Lake's Home Inspection, based in Ponca City, Ok, serves much of Oklahoma and Southern Kansas.
Larry Lake of Lake's Home Inspection provides complete Licensed and Certified Independent Home Inspections, Home & Commercial Property Mold Inspections, and testing services for residential and commercial environments.
Larry Lake has also added Thermal Imaging to his services which is highly scientific in nature. Thermal Imaging can detect moisture behind walls, ceilings, and under floors that cannot be seen with the naked eye. The Thermal Imaging Camera is an invaluable tool added to his inventory.
Lake's Home Inspections takes a scientific approach that is designed to minimize any personal exposure to the harmful elements and to ensure that you are aware of the condition of the home or property.
During the inspection, testing, and reporting, he will take the time to answer any questions you may have. He wants you to be an educated consumer regarding the processes involved.
Your health & safety comes first and then the integrity of the home or commercial business.
Let Lake's Home Inspection get you through this process with an honest evaluation of the environment and property.
Larry Lake has taken many courses on mold testing over the years and is certified with ESA, & InterNACHI.
He is licensed by the State of Oklahoma. Oklahoma Home Inspector License #108. He now uses SanAir Technologies Laboratory, Inc. for mold testing and other air quality testing.
Larry Lake uses a calibrated pump with Air-O-Cell Cassettes to accurately take air samples of mold spores that may be present in the air. As protocol by the Lab he also does an outside sample for a reference since outdoor mold varies from day to day and must be compared with the indoor mold.
He may sample several rooms inside of a home or business depending on many factors such as water leaks in certain rooms, etc. We can even take samples from inside of a wall with a special attachment if necessary. With visible mold we can use a tape lift or swab sampling method.
All samples are shipped FedEx overnight to SanAir Technologies Laboratory, Inc. They are one of the best labs in the whole country. The results are sent to Larry Lake by e-mail the next day after the lab receives the samples.
The mold report from the lab will tell us what type of mold you have and the levels of contamination. It is important to know what kind of mold you have and how much before remediation is performed. Some types of mold are very toxic and can affect your immune system.
Larry Lake does recommend that some air quality mold testing be performed on all homes that are being purchased. You cannot always see or smell mold in the air.
Home & Building Inspection Service
Radon Testing with Femto Tech Monitor
Why use a Continuous Radon
Monitor for Real–Estate
During most real estate transactions, time is an important factor. Most decisions are made during
the time restrictions of the parties involved. It is important, due to these constraints, that parties
have the best data available when making decisions. Radon tests done by a qualified tester using a
Continuous Radon Monitor with high sensitivity provides the greatest amount of information and data
for decision making. The EPA recommends when doing a Radon test involving a real estate transaction,
that not only the Radon be measured, but also that humidity, temperature, barometric pressure and tamper
resistance be logged. This helps in assuring proper testing conditions are met. The femto-TECH, CRM-510
meets or exceeds these guide-lines.
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