Residential & Commercial Property Inspections in South Riding, Haymarket, Ashburn, VA & Surrounding Areas
Thinking About Buying a Home?
Then let us give you a professional and unbiased thorough property evaluation in a easy to follow report and complete with detailed pictures. For the past 15 years we have literally inspected and installed Radon Mitigation Systems in thousands of properties here in the Northern Virginia and Shenandoah valley area. We have over 32 years of experience in successfully building and inspecting residential and commercial properties. After all “ You gotta know how to build one, before you can inspect one”.
How Do I Find a Good Inspector?
Most Home Inspectors nowadays belong to some kind of inspection organization and each have their own “ Standards of Practice: on what gets inspected and how. So, first off you need to do a little homework and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
- How long have you been doing inspections?
- What is your background in construction?
- Do you do inspections full time?
- Are you insured and licensed?
- Do you go up onto the roof or do you pretend to inspect the roof from the ground?
- What do you inspect?
- When do I receive my report?
You get the idea. I highly recommend lining up an inspection company prior to writing an offer on a property, this way you are not scrambling to find a good inspector at the last minute, since the clock is starting to tick. You’re probably not going to meet your inspector prior to the inspection and the last thing you want to find out is that you made a big mistake, that could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs, that should have been caught. I know the inspection can be a bit boring, but we try to keep it educational. We encourage that our clients be there for at least part of the inspection, this way we can go over the house with you and show you where the shut off locations are, how the different systems operate, issues that might have come up during the inspection and proper maintenance for the property.
After our inspections end, our service to you does not. We offer free unlimited consultation and phone access to you. We want to make sure you understand everything in the report.
When Should I Schedule A Inspection?
Most inspections are scheduled after an offer has been agreed upon, by the seller & you the buyer. Foreclosures and REO, most do not want a contingent contract or a home inspection clause in the offer and you might need to have the inspection completed prior to submitting an offer, if so, make sure that the utilities are all turned on, so all the systems can be properly inspected. We highly recommend you have a Radon test as part of your inspection process.
A lot of counties require the builder on new construction to install passive systems in their homes, but these systems are never officially checked out. So you really do not know if they are working properly unless you test.
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Talked with Mike about a Radon System for a home I am selling. Very knowledgeable in his field and helpful. Will keep him in my contacts as my number 1 guy for Radon systems and advice. Don't hesitate on giving him a call you wont regret it.
True to his guarantee Michael will make it right. During the purchase process I had a radon inspection done for my new home, the average reading during the test was 19.9 pCi (that's very high). The then owners hired Michael to install a mitigation system and the subsequent testing showed an average of 2.3 pCi. (Significantly improved!) As an additional piece of mind I bought a consumer grade radon monitor (an Airthings Wave). For the first few weeks all was well until there was a surge in Radon with a peak of 9.1 pCi and a 48 hour average of 5.6 pCi. I contacted Michael and in response he brought over two of his professional grade units to cross check my consumer grade unit. The units monitored the house for a full week and confirmed that there was an issue. (For those that are curious my consumer grade unit was generally accurate [reading about 0.3 pCi higher than the professional units]). Michael also took the time to explain that weather factors in greatly on radon levels. Radon also varies during the year. Once the radon results were determined to be accurate Michael did a great deal of sleuthing to test the effectiveness of the current mitigation system. He drilled test holes in the basement slab to verify that there was suction under the entire basement area (there was). Continuing his sleuthing and using his experience he discovered that there was a large enclosed space under our front poach. We had no idea that space was even there as there is no way to access to it. He drilled and added a suction pipe to that space. With that addition to the radon mitigation system our radon level over the last 48 hours has been reduced to 0.2 pCi. The cost for all his additional visits and work? Zero, he guarantees his work and will do what it takes to resolve the issue. I would absolutely recommend him if you need radon mitigation. I would also suggest a home radon monitor as radon can vary greatly over time.
Mike is awesome. I had a radon mitigation system installed in my new home by him and when I had a question about the system, Mike promptly responded and helped me troubleshoot. Very professional and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a radon mitigation system.
I call Michael Ferraro for a quote and he not just answer right away to my request but also was the best price, we set up the installation day and he was sharp on schedule, he did an excellent job, and the results were Excellent, I will recommended 100%...!!
Installed Radon Mitigation System- very punctual, communicated well and ensured we understood where placement would be. Quality work and reasonably priced (actually best price out of the 4 companies we called). Provided Statement of Work and exceeded expectations. Will definitely recommend!
Quality work at reasonable price.
Mike is very good, took his shoes off at the door, covered all areas where he was working, always returned my phone calls, provided me a contract before starting the work, showed up when he said he would and did what he said he was going to do. All for a very fair price: $550 install and $50 radon test. Professional and reliable. My radon test results went from an average of 5.1 to 00.7, Max: 1.4, Min: 00.2.
We highly recommend Michael Ferraro for the mitigation services. He is very knowledgeable and thorough in his job. He takes his time doesn't cut corners and cleans up all the mess afterwards. We'll do business with him again! This guy is loaded with knowledge from wine to whiskey to Radon!!
Michael has done an excellent job in installing the radon mitigation system. The radon dropped to .5 in less than two days.
Everything from initial consult to final cleanup and test was professional and dependable. System works great, radon levels dropped significantly. Highly recommend if you need a radon system installed.
Michael installed a radon corrective system and sump pump in our home and the work was done expertly and at a very reasonable price. Michael was professional and courteous in all our dealings with him. We'd highly recommend him to anyone in need of radon corrective action or other home repairs.
The system works great. Mike was friendly, professional, and great to work with. His price is also very competitive. Thanks Mike!
Reliable, knowledgeable and professional. Mike assessed our situation and provided a solution within the proposed budget.
Ferraro Radon mitigation services were outstanding. We moved into our home in Leesburg and tested the radon level, and found out it was averaging 12. After Michael Ferraro finished his radon mitigation system we were averaging 0.50. Great Job!
Mike is the best! He is an honest, straight forward professional who helps protect the interest of his client. He helped by performing 2 home inspections which ultimately made the difference in choosing a home to buy. We would not and will not call anyone else but Mike! Thanks Mike; you have helped make our dreams of home ownership come true!
Outstanding work. Prompt, professional and knew exactly what had to be done. He understood my dilemma and was open to working on a weekend to complete the project. No other company was willing to do this. As the job was completed, he gave me some maintenance suggestions to ward off any future surprises. Ferraro Real Estate receives my highest recommendation for any and all types of Radon mitigation, general contract work and maintenance. It would be a very wise decision.
Mike did a wonderful job installing a radon reduction system at our house. Great communication, punctual, and really takes pride in doing excellent work. He even went the extra mile to "hide" the pump and tubing in the space above the garage so that there was no tubing/piping seen from the exterior of the home. After the job was done, our radon levels were 0.3 on average. Highly recommend Mike.
Great service and we are down to .6 avg measurement for Radon now.
Mike is very on time and honest with his work. He was able to knock my radon level to a 1.7. His work is very professional and his recommendation is excellent.
We were in a hurry to get our radon level down in order to sell our house. Ferraro Real Estate Service was able to accommodate us very quickly with excellent results.
Michael was prompt in responding to our inquiry and was prompt in installing the mitigation once selected for the job. It has been just about a month since Michael completed our installation and everything is working very well. The price was very reasonable when compared to other estimates we received. Overall, we would recommend him to others for radon mitigation.
We just bought a house in Winchester - as part of the home inspection, the radon level was checked. It was an average of 9.5 - Mike quickly designed and professionally installed a system that works - the radon level is well below the EPA prescribed level. Bottom-Line - the system works and looks professionally installed. We are very please with Mike's work and recommend him to anyone who needs a radon mitigation system
If ever in need of radon mitigation services- Mike is your Go to Guy!. He went out of his way to try to appease skeptical Buyers and was happy to address their radon installation concerns even though his customers were actually the Sellers! The installation went smoothly along with his eye/knowledge for siting the best possible location in this finished lower level. Mike conducted himself with a professional and patient manner- all of which helped along the way. Many thanks Mike, You are on my call list for radon services- Nan & Company- ReMax Select Properties- Ashburn
We found Mike Ferraro to be very knowledgeable in all aspects of radon mitigation. He provided us with a detailed quote of work to be done, along with pictures of the radon system to be installed, and when finished we were well below the EPA radon levels. Mike gave us an aesthetically looking system and his cleanup was impeccable. Mike is a very professional and friendly man and we would most definitely recommend him to anyone. Jack and Flo, Rixeyville VA
In real estate timing is everything. The person we usually use to install our radon remediation systems was recovering from an injury and was not able to install a system in time for the property to reach settlement on time. Mike Ferraro was referred to us so we decided to give Mike the job. Well, Mike got the job finished in time and settlement was not delayed at all. The new owners told their agent that the installation of the radon system looked GREAT! So, if you are looking for a professional radon remediation system installation, look no further than Mike Ferraro!
Michael Ferraro is an experienced radon mitigation vendor and I would highly recommend him. His response to my inquiry was prompt and professional. His informational materials are well done. I also found his estimate to be very attractive. Phillip Updike, Harrisonburg Homes Team, Kline May Realty
Highly recommend services of Mike Ferraro. Mike went over and beyond what was initially anticipated with our radon remediation. Our conditions rendered unseen issues which he professionally and willingly addressed within his initial budget. Mike made several return visits to determine all levels and conditions were met, and for this we are extremely grateful. Not only was he professional and thorough, his friendly, caring, and informative, manner brought us a level of confidence by end-result. Will definitely contact him for any future services within his realm of scope. Thanks, Mike!
Mike has done several Radon mitigation systems for me over the years. As a Real Estate Broker, I feel that Mike has always done a great job, for a very reasonable fee! I have had other Radon specialists see his work and as professionals have enthusiastivally endorsed it. He is also timely in his response and completion of jobs. You can't go wrong with Mike! Use him with confidence!
I just purchased a home and the radon level was 6.2. I didn’t have a clue what radon even was to be honest. Our real-estate agent referred Mike to me as being on the best radon mitigates in the area. He also said he had the most competitive pricing. We shopped around and found that Mike was the most informed and best customer service. We choose him not only because he was competitive in his pricing but also because of his over all professionalism he was my choice. I was not disappointed. He installed the mitigation system with precision and the best part is he made it so you can’t even tell that we have a Radon system installed. The Radon testing now showed we are far below the .5 levels. He was very informative and really took time to make sure I understood the issues and all possible options. Recommend to anyone and time by far the best you will find in the NOVA area!
I have been a Realtor in Northern Virginia for over 15 years. Soon after moving to the area I met Michael Ferraro. Since then I have recommended him to all of my clients for home inspections, radon testing and mitigation. He is very knowledgeable, pays close attention to every detail. I have never been disappointed nor have my clients. He is my "go to" person for inspections and radon testing/mitigation and should be yours as well.
Mike was recommended to us from our realtor. He was very thorough. He told us exactly what he had to do and the reasons why. The placement of the tube was not where we had hoped, but he explained why it had to be. He came on time, cleaned up well afterwards and came back to do the check on time. He explained the process of the readings and forwarded the necessary paperwork to the realtors for settlement. I would recommend Mike (and I have already) to others.
Quality work done in a timely manner. Radon levels were dramatically reduced and no payment until the work was complete and the levels tested low. thanks.
Michael was very straight forward on what would be required to properly mitigate our radon problem. He was very sensitive to designing a solution so that the piping was not readily visible from the road. He was very thorough and neat during execution and completely cleaned up after the job was done. We are extremely satisfied with his personable demeanor and professional expertise. Job well done!
I would recommend the mitigation services as well as home inspection. I was very pleased with this business, dependable and cleans up well after mitigation service. Does a through job with the home inspection!!
- FHA/HUD Certified
- Class A Contractor
- National Radon Proficiency Program