thegreenvalleygroup.com

thegreenvalleygroup.com

The Green Valley Group is a third party provider of stucco & home inspection, thermal imaging and building envelope forensic consulting services. Our goal is to provide thorough and accurate inspection and testing services to all of our clients while educating them throughout the process. An educated consumer is an empowered consumer, and we're passionate about providing our clients with all of the information they need to make an informed decision.Home Inspection Services Whether you're buying or selling a home, or looking to protect your current investment, professional home inspection services performed by The Green Valley Group and our partners will give you peace of mind and can assist you in a fair and smooth transaction. The Green Valley Group offers a variety of in-house and third-party partner provided inspection and testing services. The Green Valley Group provides thorough investigations of the building envelope (Stucco, Stone, EIFS, etc.) in order to uncover hidden problems, the source of those problems, and then provides recommendations that will lead to corrective solutions. We provide services designed to help buyers, sellers and owners navigate the process. The Green Valley Group provides thermal imaging for a variety of applications. Infrared Thermography can be used to evaluate and find anomalies in exterior cladding (stucco) and mechanical/electrical systems, for noninvasive moisture detection, for leak detection on flat roofs, to identify missing insulation in a wall cavity and even for equine thermal imaging. Our inspection and testing programs have been designed to assure a thorough and easy to understand overview of the conditions of a home. As an independent third-party provider of these services, The Green Valley Group commits to helping our clients navigate buying, selling or home ownership with objectivity and professionalism, and to always keep our clients' best interests at heart.

Stucco & Home Inspection, Thermal Imaging and

Building Envelope Forensic Consulting Services

Contact Information:

    (610) 347-0620
    PO Box 242

    Unionville, PA 19375
    info@thegreenvalleygroup.com 


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Water Testing


The Green Valley Group provides Well Water Testing. There are three main reasons for testing your water; to ensure safety, document water quality, and reduce the cost of water treatment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as an individual water system owner, it is up to you to make sure that your water is safe to drink. The Green Valley Group will collect a sample from your home in accordance with proper testing procedures, and deliver them to our preferred lab for interpretation. Results are provided in report format and usually available within 2 business days.


What are the Potential Safety Factors?

A change in the taste, odor, or clarity of your water may indicate that your water is no longer safe to drink. According to the EPA, when replacing your pump or drilling a new well, it is advisable to test for water quality. If an infant or elderly person will be joining your household, testing to ensure their safety may be in order. The EPA’s rules that protect public drinking water systems do not apply to individual water systems, such as privately owned wells.


Why Documentation is Important

According to Brandywine Science Center, many homeowners have had their water supply suddenly become unusable. Reasons could include the following: spilling or misapplication of chemicals or fuels; leaking underground tanks; farm runoff; overloaded septic systems; or nearby well drilling, to name a few. Without proof of water quality prior to the incident, homeowners may be unable to receive reimbursement for the cost of restoring safe water. Periodic analyses of the water supply may provide the evidence needed.


What to Test for in Your Well

There are several water quality indicators (WQIs) and contaminants that should be tested for in your well water. A WQI test is a test that measures the presence and amount of certain germs in water. In most cases, the presence of WQIs is not the cause of sickness; however, they are easy to test for and their presence may indicate the presence of sewage and other disease-causing germs from human and/or animal feces. Other recommended tests include: total coliform bacteria, lead, nitrates, VOCs, lead, Langelier saturation index, sodium and the presence of iron and/or manganese. The presence of each of these germs and/or chemicals has varying health/environmental effects related to long term exposure. 


The EPA recommends considering testing your well for pesticides, organic chemicals, and heavy metals before you use it for the first time and testing private water supplies annually for nitrate and coliform bacteria to detect contamination problems early.