Mangus Inspections also offers the following services.
Well flow and pressure – A properly performing well should produce a flow rate of least 3 gallons per minute. Anything less than that can create difficulties on the homeowners. A well that produces a flow rate of 5 gallons or more is considered ideal.
Water purity – The standard water purity test checks for the bacterias coliform and e-coli. Coliform bacteria is found in the digestive tracks of humans and animals as well as plant and soil materials. Since coliform is odorless and colorless the only way to test for it is to have a sample tested at a reputable lab. Most wells that test positive for coliform can be shocked with a bleach/water solution to kill the bacteria and disinfect the well and plumbing lines.
Wood destroying insects – WDI are insects that damage or infest the wood products in the home, many times causing structural problems. In our area we are typically concerned with eastern subterranean termites, carpenter ants, wood boring beetles, and carpenter bees.
Septic dye – A septic dye test is a relatively low cost and non-invasive method for testing of private sewage treatment systems. It is a limited, performance based test and is not a full evaluation of a sewage treatment system. However, it provides valuable information regarding the present performance of the system. A septic dye test is ideally suited for evaluation of septic systems for real estate sales purposes, since the test does not result in damage to the property. There is no excavating of the property and location of the septic tanks and absorption fields can many times only be determined with input from current homeowners. This test does not provide a guarantee of the present, or future, performance of the system. More comprehensive testing and evaluations are possible, and may be desirable, if greater assurance is needed.
Radon – Radon is a gas that is created through the natural decay of Uranium and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon is an odorless, tasteless, colorless gas and the only way to determine it’s levels is through a radon test. According to www.radon.com 35% of the homes tested in Crawford County have levels higher than the action levels set by the EPA.