Neighborhood Environmental Report (NER)
Why ask for a Neighborhood Environmental Report (NER) with your home inspection?
Even the most “pristine” or “upscale” areas can have environmental issues affecting health and home values.
An EDR Neighborhood Environmental Report™ helps ensure that there are no surprises. This report searches for records of contamination from common occurrences such as:
- Leaking underground fuel or gas tanks that can contaminate soil and groundwater
- Homes formerly used as “Meth” labs, where residual chemicals can cause illness
- Contamination from nearby industrial sites, farms, or accidental toxic spills
- EPA’s top clean-up priority properties
Many residential properties and neighborhoods are clean. To be sure that yours is – and ensure your property’s future value - order the EDR Neighborhood Environmental Report with your home inspection
Contaminants found in homes (such as lead-based paint, mold, and radon) pose known health risks and are routinely evaluated by home inspectors and other professionals. However additional threats due to pollution outside the home and neighboring properties from sources such as groundwater and soil contamination are often just as hazardous and are rightfully gaining increased attention with respect to residential real estate.
Similar environmental information has been gathered by EDR regarding commercial properties for many years and incorporated into reports costing from $1,200 and up. We can now make the most pertinent information available to residential buyers for only $28.
If you have questions about the Neighborhood Environmental Reports, or would like to order one for your property, call us at 208-338-9144.