MODULE 2: OPEN FOR INSPECTION
LESSON 1: Introduction – value US$19
Why ‘exposure standards’ aren’t standard for everyone, and the best tool for testing exposure.
You’ll learn why you should never go to an inspection on your own, plus the common household item you should bring to every inspection.
LESSON 2: Outside – normally US$97
The first mistake most people make at an inspection is to go inside the property. In this lesson, I’ll explain why looking outside the property is the best place to start, and the secrets that snails can tell us about your potential home.
- Check external features with confidence with your 11-point outdoor checklist
LESSON 3: Bedrooms – value US$97
Who (or what) are you really sleeping next to? We spend more time in the bedroom than elsewhere in the home, let’s make sure it’s free of environmental health hazards. In this lesson we’ll explore building materials, soft furnishings, and where to find mould where no-one ever looks.
- How to ensure your furniture fits before you decide on a new home
- Floor plans to avoid
LESSON 4: Wet Rooms – normally $149
Laundries, kitchens, bathrooms - oh my! This bumper lesson covers everything – including the kitchen sink - on hidden hazards in a home’s wet rooms. Identify existing leaks, water damage, nasty VOC’s, inadequate ventilation, and more.
- The 4 tell-tale signs of water damage
- How to check the safety of a gas or electric stove
- The ‘tissue test’ that can reveal potential mould risk or poor air quality
LESSON 5: HVACS (Heating, ventilation and cooling) – value US$49
There’s more to comfort and room temperature when it comes to heating and cooling.
Learn how to asses fixed heating or cooling installed in the property – is the flue outlet or ventilation safe, or working for or against air quality? I’ll walk you through four types of heating and two types of cooling, and how to decide on what’s best for you.
LESSON 6: General Knowledge – normally US$97
If I could only share just one life-changing lesson with you, this just might be it. Get ready for some powerful tools, tips and insights on:
- What architectural styles reveal about a building’s potential hazards
- Common hazardous building materials
- Building timelines that increase your exposure to lead
- Two types of asbestos and the likelihood of them in a home or workplace
- Residual toxicants from mould, fragrances, plug-in air fresheners, cigarette smoke and rot
- Indicators of poor ventilation and airflow
- The danger of residual toxicants from drug use or manufacture
- Tricks that landlords or vendors use to hide health hazards
Plus, why ‘familiar’ and ‘comfortable’ smells can indicate a property isn’t right for you.
Conclusion + 132-point checklist - value US$99
Congratulations! Let’s high-five before we recap on the all you’ve learnt:
- Trusting the messages your body tells you about a place
- The importance of not inspecting a place on your own
- Why not visiting multiple properties on the same day saves time in the long run
- Where to start when inspecting a property
- The common household item that’ll help you check for potential hazards
- And more…
Download your bonus 132-point checklist that’ll help you save time, money, and avoid pitfalls when searching for your new home or workplace.