Additional Services


Additional Services

Fox Mountain Properties is a full-service inspection company. We are trained and licensed to perform the following additional services at your request—at the same time as your home inspection.

Termite Inspection 

Maryland Department of Agriculture License #30150

In the United States, termites do more damage to homes annually than all reported fires, tornadoes, hurricanes and windstorms combined. That translates into billions of dollars of damage. The termites in our area are subterranean—they live underground but invade structures to feed on wood. Because they are largely hidden from view, their presence often goes undetected until serious structural damage has occurred. Most mortgage lenders require a termite inspection.

  • We also inspect for powder post beetles, carpenter ants, carpenter bees and other wood destroying insects.
  • Termite protection plan included
  • 90 day termite warranty
    Covers any new activity 90 days from the date of inspection


Radon Testing

You cannot see, smell, or taste radon. But it still may be a problem in your home. Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It typically seeps up through the ground and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.

The U.S. Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend that all homes below the third floor be tested for radon. Fortunately, even if high radon levels are present in a home, they can generally be reduced to acceptable levels.

If You Are Selling a Home...The EPA recommends that you test your home before putting it on the market and, if necessary, lower your radon levels.  Save the test results and all information you have about steps that were taken to fix any problems.  This could be a positive selling point.

If You Are Buying a Home...The EPA recommends that you know what the indoor radon level is in any home you consider buying. Ask the seller for their radon test results. If the home has a radon-reduction system, ask the seller for any information they have about the system. If the home has not yet been tested, you should have the house tested. If you are having a new home built, there are features that can be incorporated into your home during construction to reduce radon levels.

To perform a radon test, we leave a small box with two E-Perm canisters at the home for a 48-hour period. We then retrieve the canisters and analyze the results.

Water Testing

Safe drinking water should be a paramount priority for any homeowner. In addition to health concerns, water quality can impact the taste, smell and color of your water and cause staining of clothes and corrosion of pipes and fixtures. If the property you are considering relies on well water, mortgage lenders usually require at least basic water testing (coliform bacteria, pH and chloride). The FHA requires additional testing for nitrates, nitrites, turbidity and lead. There are several other tests that can be done, depending upon your concerns and circumstances, such as for levels of copper, iron, aluminum, zinc, etc.

Even though municipal utilities test city water for safety, it is a good idea to have the water coming from your tap tested for lead, as it could leach into your water from pipes and fittings on its way to your home.

Indoor Air Quality Testing

Different types of mold in your home and different levels of exposure can pose various hazards—from irritation to allergic reactions to infection and toxicosis. Toxic and pathogenic molds can cause serious health issues—such as immune suppression and cancer. An air-quality test can give you important answers you need.

Lead Testing

Homes built before 1978 have a good chance of containing lead-based paint. Even a few grains of lead dust are enough to harm a child. The dust can become airborne when painted surfaces rub—such as doors and windows being opened or closed. It can also be tracked in from outside from contaminated soil. A lead test can help put your mind at ease.

203k Consulting

Pre-Listing Consulting

Expert Testimony

What is expert testimony? Expert testimony is when our company or a representative from our company is hired to provide an expert opinion in court or for a court case. The inspectors in our company are so well versed in the inspection field we may often be called upon to assist in a case that may go to court to resolve a dispute. Our inspectors are trained to give factual information based on what was accessible at the time of our inspection.