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Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide are often times confused when referring to the type of detectors required in homes. Both are odorless, colorless gases, and are byproducts from anything containing carbon being burned such as wood, fuels, natural gas, and especially coal. Both compounds contain carbon and oxygen, the difference lies in their toxicity. Carbon dioxide (CO2) contains one molecule of carbon and two molecules of oxygen. Carbon Monoxide (CO) contains only one atom of oxygen and two atoms of carbon. This may seem like a small difference but they are quite different in how they affect people.

Radon Gas Risk in the Pacific Northwest

What is Radon Gas?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is invisible, odorless, and tasteless. It comes from the radioactive decay of radium, an element found in most rocks and soils. Radon can enter a building from the ground underneath it, and concentrate to tens or even hundreds of times the safe level in outdoor air.

Health Risks
Radon CRadon causes lung cancer. It is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the second leading cause behind smoking.

Benefits of Infrared Thermal Imaging for home inspections.

The Big Benefit: A professional thermal imaging camera in the hands of a IR certified inspector can uncover hidden issues that traditional inspection tools will miss. These hidden issues, if left undetected, often result in repairs costing thousands of dollars.

Infrared radiation is an invisible light spectrum that was first discovered over 200 years ago, in 1800, by William Herschel. This would later become the basis for a process called thermal imaging which was first used by the military in WWII as a reconnaissance tool. This invisible light spectrum is now referred to as Infrared or IR. Once the benefits of IR technology became known it quickly expanded in to commercial and industrial applications.

Gas Furnace Service Reminder

IMPORTANT - HAVE YOUR GAS FURNACE SERVICED ANNULLY!

1. A poorly running gas furnace can release carbon monoxide in to your home.
2. Over 110,000 people die annually from carbon monoxide poisoning. That’s over 300 PER DAY!
3. Carbon Monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless making it undetectable by human senses.

Better Business Bureau Accreditation

Who is the Better Business Bureau (BBB)?
Founded in 1912, their mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. They do this by setting standards, encouraging and supporting best practices, educating businesses and consumers, addressing substandard behavior and ultimately creating a community of trustworthy businesses.

BBB ABBB Accreditation
Receiving an official Better Business Bureau Accreditation is an honor – and not every business is eligible. Businesses that meet their high standards are invited to seek BBB accreditation. Business deemed to meet Accreditation Standards are presented to the BBB’s Board for review and acceptance as a BBB Accredited Business.

Final Phase Inspection is proud to be accredited by the Better Business Bureau. BBB does not compare businesses against each other but rather evaluates businesses against their standards – and their standards clearly speak to the character of competence of an organization.

Realtor Links

Keller Williams
Marysville (360) 653-1884
1027 State Avenue Ste. 102
Marysville, WA 98270
Latham Realty Unlimited
16710 Smokey Point Blvd. Ste. 309
Arlington, WA 98223
(425) 510-5499
Skagit Tradition Realty
3780 E. College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
360-424-0300
Keller Williams
Everett (425) 212-2007
1000 SE Everett Mall Way Ste. 201
Everett, WA 98208
Keller Williams
Bellevue (425) 454-0911
505-106th Ave NE, Ste. 210
Bellevue, WA 98004
Hallmark Homes NW
410 N Olympic Ave,
Arlington, WA 98223
(360) 454-0629
Century 21
19720 44th Ave. W. Suite T
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(425) 775-8525
John L. Scott
15522 Main St. Unit P104
Mill Creek, WA 98012
(425) 743-1600