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THE INSPECTOR YOU NEED

WHEN YOU CARE ABOUT THE BUYER

You need more than just the facts, you need to understand what they mean to you! You may remember me as the original KDKA Radio Home Improvement Program host or seen me on various television news segments. You also may have read my regular feature news articles in the Tribune. Ability to communicate Is VERY important when considering an inspection professional

Nobody, but nobody can or will intimidate me to "take it easy" on a property. The conditions are what they are!

In addition to the years as an inspector, I grew up, managed and worked in the family construction business. I understand the construction of your new home because my father and grandfather believed that I should be a helper in each trade until I understood it.

I love my job and keep up with the changes. I write articles about home issues, I am published as an expert and have trained other inspectors across the country.

As an expert in environmental issues, you receive free screening in those issues as an element of your inspection. I can and will educate you if additional testing is needed and discuss preventive methods for various potential conditions as is appropriate. If additional actual testing is required, I will perform it at the reasonable fees you can find on our websites.

With our company, checking your appliances for CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) recalls is included as a free component of your home inspection. About 20 to 25% of checked homes have a recalled appliance. Once identified, you will have the contact information to have the appropriate repair or replacement at the manufacturer's expense.

To Order Your Inspection Call (724) 295- 9703  or email DanHoward@EnvirospectofWesternPA.com

We will return your phone call and schedule your appointment as soon as we come back to the office from the day's inspection appointments. That is often not until between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM in the evening. We do return phone calls on weekends, so call to obtain the best available remaining times.

We suggest calling as soon as you have a signed sales agreement as our schedule fills quickly.   

Click for The Tribune Review Article Written by Dan Howard

Buyers Guide to Home Inspection Article.pdf 

Howard Testing and Inspections LLC has been in the business of keeping people and property safer since  1980. Our inspectors have completed over 14,000 inspections.

Our founder, Dan Howard was "raised in" and managed the family custom remodeling & construction business. His direction in training of our inspectors is a priceless source of insight and understanding of "what can go wrong" and "what to do" when issues are discovered. Few, if any, inspectors can match Dan's experience and education. Dan is certified as a PA Radon #2073 PA Pest BU8003, CMI Mold, CMA Certified Mold Assessor,  Certified Allergen Tester (ESA Cert.#1394) Dan is also certified by ASHI #209990 He is a nationally recognized instructor and lecturer who has taught classes for members of each of the 3 largest home inspection associations. He has taught classes from Alaska to California to Texas, Florida,Toronto and many areas in between. YOU CAN BE CERTAIN that our inspectors have the best available training. We are thefirst and foremost a quality value as a Pittsburgh Home Inspection firm

We will return your phone call and schedule your appointment as soon as we come back to the office from the day's inspection appointments.       That is often not until between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM in the evening. We do return phone calls on weekends, so call to obtain the best available remaining times.   

NOT ALL INSPECTION COMPANIES ARE EQUAL

We offer unequaled service and quality.

Visa MasterCard and Discover accepted
“One Stop Shopping” for all inspection services.
Clients and client approved parties can receive reports by email
Choice of many inspection packages for every level of need.
Easy to Read Report and Binder
Free Maintenance Book
Pre-closing Checklist
Background Checks of all our Inspectors
Fully Insured  &  Guaranteed PA Compliant

Our Exclusive White Glove Treatment Program to protect the property
As one example, we wear shoe booties while in the home and other procedures to protect the home and its contents. 
  

Should You Test For Radon ?

Use the following link to check the zip code of the home that concens you for the highest, lowest and average level of radon in that zip codes homes. The DEP radon figures include the test results of homes after they have been remediated, and as such, the website averages are lower the average reading of homes wihout a radon mitigation system for a zip code 

Click Here to Check Radon Results for Your Zipcode

WTAE Television did an excellent segment showing that 58% of Western PA homes fail the radon test. To view that segment, click on the link below.

http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/video/19971381/

Should You Test For Mold ? Mold can trigger asthma and have serious health effects upon those living in the home. Those with other health issues are particulary at risk from mold. One way of looking at the issues is that the person who owns the home, ownes the mold. The relatively small cost of testing can save you what is typically thousands of dollars of expense if the home needs remediation once you own it. 

Dan Howard Featured on This KDKA News Story

Dan and Teresa Howard are also  the operators and owners of Envirospect of Western PA, a member of the nation's leading environmental inspection organization.  Understanding the science of how buildings work is the key to "making people and property safe". Mold, Allergen, Bacteria, Lead, Formaldehyde, VOC, CO, Radon and all of the other environmental testing is only a portion of the services you may need to protect your health. Site assessment ( visual or instrument inspections to determine adverse or unhealthy conditions ) is critical to the testing and inspection process. We are dedicated to serving as Pittsburgh's premiere mold and environmental firm.

We offer confidential and private air, material and water testing for professional offices, schools, other workplaces and residential units of all types.

We strongly encourage all of our clients to accompany us during any inspection or testing. You should feel free to ask Dan any questions you may have during the process. Dan is also a valuable source of solutions.  

When sampling or instrument testing that requires lab analysis is performed, there will be a delay in obtaining the final report for the inspection.

Armed with the information our reports and tests will provide, you can make your decisions with confidence.

 
 
Foremost in Working With Seniors Aging in Place  

Dan & Teresa Howard are co- founders of The Senior Home Safety Network. It was their mssion to create a system of checking the safety issues in homes of "Seniors Aging in Place"  This is now a  national network of home inspectors dedicated to "Keeping Seniors Safe in Their Homes"

 

Free RECALL CHECK with our home inspections

At no charge to our home inspection clients we include the service of checking each of the appliances for Consumer Product Safety Commission Appliance Recalls

About 20% to 25 % of existing homes have appliance recalls      

 Click On The Button Below to Order an Appliance Recall Check If You Are Not Ordering a Home or SHSN Inspection. There are 195 Million Recalled Appliances That Consumers Usually Do Not Know They Own Until a Fire or Other Tragedy Occurs.  

We Firmly Believe in This $29.95 Value Service That we Provide Free with Every Home Inspection We Perform.

 

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