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Areas We Cover

We are based in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Region of New York near Kingston, New York. We serve Kingston, New York and its surrounding areas:

* Some locations within these counties extend outside our service range and are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING

Your safety is our priority.

Private wells, sedimentary rock, and private septic systems are common in the Hudson Valley region. Testing for water-quality, radon, and septic failure is important and vital for health and safety.

WATER QUALITY TESTING

Standalone testing available. Schedule an appointment or include with your inspection. 

Why should I test my water?

Private wells are common in the Hudson Valley. When you don't have municipal water, the quality of your water is your responsibility. Water quality can be affected by the environment, failure in wells and septic systems, Superfund sites, and more. 

What should I test for?

Mountain Valley works with ELAP certified laboratories to deliver you accurate and professional results. Home kits aren't always accurate and won't detect contaminants like bacteria. We can help you figure out what you should consider testing for based on water quality issues (smells, appearance, texture, taste), age of your home, location of your home, and more.

 

Lenders and HUD often require water testing for real-estate transactions. Contact your underwriter to find out what panel they require.

RADON TESTING

Standalone testing available. Schedule an appointment or include with your inspection. 

What's Radon Gas?

Radon is a carcinogenic gas that comes from the decomposition of rock and soil. Most likely attributed to the high concentration of sedimentary rock in the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains, our area is in the EPA's Zone 1. This means we average higher than 4.0 pCi/L (the action level for mitigation). Radon is leading-cause of non-smoking lung cancer and can only be detected through proper testing.

Our team is trained to set radon kits to meet EPA guidelines. We work with EPA certified laboratories to bring you results you can trust.

 

We have had results as high as 28 pCi/L in Delaware County and 22 pCi/L in Ulster. We highly recommend including this test with your home or commercial inspection.

SEPTIC DYE TESTING

Standalone testing available. Schedule an appointment or include with your inspection. 

What's a septic dye test?

Septic dye testing is a non-invasive way to test the integrity of the septic system. We flush the system by running the water from a potable source for 30+ minutes before introducing a fluorescent dye to the system. We check the field for signs of dye which could indicate septic failure. This test is often required by lenders and the HUD. Check with your underwriter. 

Does this test include scoping or pumping the septic?

A septic dye test is non-invasive. Since most of our clients don't yet own the property, this provides a first step in evaluating the integrity without disturbing the property. Home inspectors aren't allowed and should not be doing scope and pumping services. Scope and pumping should be done by qualified septic and plumbing professionals only to avoid serious health, environmental, and property damage. We have a list of professionals that provide these services and can help you connect with one.

Additional environmental testing services coming in 2020!