For Home Inspectors, New Testing Technology Offers Multiple Perks

By Staff Reports

(DGIwire) – As property owners become ever more aware of environmental issues in their homes, they are demanding more comprehensive property inspections. Ordinarily, this would represent a challenge to North America’s home inspectors, whose ranks number 18,000, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. But new testing technology is now making it possible for these inspectors to save time—and even potentially to make extra money. How is this possible?

“Consider that most home inspectors traditionally conduct purely mechanical and electrical inspections,” says Greg Sancoff, founder and CEO of Live Pure, a designer and manufacturer of products that assess the quality, health and safety of their indoor environments. “This is often because they lack the confidence or tools to offer a full environmental inspection of a property for a wide range of contaminants.”

This situation has changed with the introduction of the yogi-go™, a portable, easy-to-use indoor air quality test developed by Live Pure that allows home inspectors to deliver more robust services and provide residents peace of mind at the same time.

“This tool takes the time, cost and complexity out of testing,” Sancoff adds. “Our results summary is easy to understand and if any results are elevated, a certified industrial hygienist can be scheduled directly with the prospective buyer—the home inspector simply performs the sampling. And since the sampling is done during the routine inspection, the yogi-go represents an easy way to increase revenue with every inspection.”

The yogi-go includes the yogi sampling instrument, a durable, waterproof carrying case, and a rechargeable 12-volt battery, so no onsite electricity is needed to collect samples. The yogi-go, along with Live Pure’s color-coded sampling media packages, allow inspectors to sample for the presence of up to nine environmental contaminants and toxins across a 2,000-square-foot area in homes—including mold, allergens, radon, lead, asbestos, VOCs and formaldehyde in air, as well as lead and copper in water.

Easy to use so inspectors can test with confidence!

Home inspectors can collect samples in just minutes (radon testing takes 48 hours),

then send the samples to an independent, accredited laboratory. A full lab report and easy-to-understand results summary are then generated so property owners can make an informed decision whether subsequent remediation is necessary.

A complimentary phone consultation with Live Pure’s Certified Industrial Hygienists is also included should a property owner receive a report with high contaminant levels. This unbiased consult equips them with the key information needed to potentially mitigate or address any concerns before buying or selling a property.

The yogi-go test kit made its debut at Inspection World in January and will appear at InterNACHI Professional Inspectors Convention in April.

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