When you buy a new home, you want it to be just the right place and make sure it’s safe for your and your family. One of the things to do before buying that new home is to have an EMF survey done. An EMF survey can ensure your new home is not exposed to high levels of EMFs.
Sources of EMFs
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are both natural and artificial and are a form of radiation. Natural sources of EMFs are known to be safe; the main concern is about artificial EMFs.
Artificial EMFs are created by any type of electrical device, such as a smartphone, a computer, kitchen appliances, etc. EMFs are also emitted by cell phone masts (towers), substations, powerlines, etc. We’re all exposed to electromagnetic fields every day.
An EMF survey can provide information on sources of this radiation near your new home and what can be done (if anything) to shield your home from EMF radiation.
Reasons to Have an EMF Survey on a Potential Home
Here are some reasons to consider having an EMF survey on any potential home you may buy.
1). EMF levels near a home: as we’ve become more dependent on electricity and our electronic gadgets, EMFs have been going up progressively over time. Just about anywhere we go in our regular day-to-day lives we’re exposed to EMFs in our homes and businesses. As time as passed, certain studies seem to indicate that EMF exposure may pose a hazard to our health.
By having a survey done on a new home, you’ll know if there’s a problem with EMF concentrations, where those problems are and how to deal with them (if that’s possible). In addition, you’ll also find out if the neighborhood could have too much exposure to EMF radiation. This knowledge helps you to make informed decisions on whether or not the property and the area will be a safe place to live.
2). Our bodies produce EMFs: our own bodies produce and utilize EMFs to keep us healthy. Did you know that electrical impulses are used throughout the body? Consider nerves, which send messages from different parts of the body to the brain. Nerves use electrical impulses as the message conductor, which the brain then interprets and sends a message back with the correct response. If you burn your finger while cooking, the pain message is sent at high speeds to your brain, and your brain sends the message back to remove your finger from the heat. This is only one way our bodies use electrical impulses.
When we’re exposed to artificial EMFs, especially those from low-frequency fields to RF impulses, we may experience issues with our health. This type of radiation can cause problems with the body’s metabolism, immune system issues and more. A survey done before you buy a property is a great way to gauge whether there’s a problem and how serious it may be.
3). Research on EMFs: over 25,000 articles on the effects of non-ionizing radiation, written over the past 30 years, has focused on the potential danger of EMFs. Researchers and scholars, from around the world, have spent much time looking into this issue.
For this reason, it’s good to be aware of EMFs and their possible effects on the health of you and your family. Hiring a home inspector to conduct an EMF survey will give you peace of mind before buying a new home.
4). Research results: have shown that long-term exposure to high levels of EMFs may affect your health. While we can’t completely protect ourselves from exposure to EMFs, we can ensure that a potential new home is safe and free of high levels of EMFs. The lower the level of EMFs and the lower the concentration of EMF exposure, the safer the home will be.
5). Potential health risk: EMF exposure may pose a health issue to pregnant women and their unborn babies. If you’re planning on starting a family, or if you’re already expecting a baby, then conducting a survey on a new home will give you peace of mind—you’ll know whether or not it’s safe. If not, then you can look for a more suitable and safer home in another location.
6). EMF exposure for people in ill health: studies have shown that people in ill health may be more prone to developing health issues from exposure to low frequency EMFs. They may experience physical symptoms such as headaches, migraines, sleep problems and tiredness if EMF levels are high. If someone in your family has health issues, including babies and older people, an EMF study on a new home will be needed to make sure the property will be safe for them.
7). EMF exposure and cancer: studies have shown that there may be a link between EMF exposure and certain types of cancer, specifically childhood leukemia and brain cancer. While the definitive relationship has not been convincingly proven, there’s much anecdotal evidence that seems to link childhood leukemia to exposure to EMFs over a period of time.
8). WiFi & phone reception: high frequency EMFs can cause some interference in the signals sent to your cell phone or WiFi router. Connectivity may be disrupted at any time, so if you depend on a regular signal for work, etc., you’ll want to ensure your new home doesn’t have trouble with EMF interference. This another reason to have an EMF survey done on a new home.
9). Faulty wiring: can also be a source of EMFs in a home. A building inspector will check to make sure all outlets are working but may have trouble identifying EMF problems. Faulty wiring can exposure you and your family to increased levels of EMFs but can also prove to be a fire hazard. An EMF survey will show if there are any wiring issues that need to be addressed. This can be done before you buy a new home.
10). Improve resale value: it’s a good idea to have a professional EMF survey done on a home if you are likely to sell it in the future. This way, potential buyers can rest assured your home is safe. Not only that, but your home’s resale value will be higher as a result of a survey, too.
As you can see, having a professional EMF survey done on a new home is not only a good investment, but you’ll know your family is safe from harmful levels of EMFs when you move into your new place.