An EMF survey is important when you want to buy or sell property. For instance, you want to make sure a new home is safe from EMF radiation before you move in. Or having an EMF survey before you sell a home can increase the property value, while reassuring potential buyers the property is safe. As a result, you want to find a professional EMF survey engineer.
EMF survey engineers are not all the same; in fact, you’ll find many inspectors who claim to be professionals, but are only scammers in reality. You want to make sure to hire a professional for this important work.
Why Have an EMF Survey?
Research has shown a possible connection between health issues in people who are exposed to EMF radiation. If you’re getting ready to buy or sell a home, a survey gives you information that can be used to take steps to reduce exposure to EMFs.
For instance, if you’re interested in buying a specific home, knowing if it will be safe for you and family is important. Homes with high EMF radiation levels may not be the best place for your family. If a survey shows the property has high levels of exposure, then you can decide to move on to another property.
On the other hand, if you’re getting ready to sell your home, an EMF survey can assure potential buyers the property is safe. In addition, the survey may help to increase your property’s overall value.
Symptoms of EMF Exposure
EMF exposure has been implicated in several types of health issues, including cancer, and has been determined to cause various symptoms including:
- Tiredness & fatigue
- Sleep issues, insomnia
- Lack of concentration
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Restlessness & anxiety
- And more
Diseases possibly connected with high levels of EMF exposure include:
- Some forms of brain cancer
- Childhood leukemia
- Skin conditions (burning, itchy rashes)
- Chronic pain
- And more
Making a determination on whether or not a building’s environment is safe can be important for you and your family’s health.
Look for a Building Biologist
When you need to have a survey done on your home, look for a building biologist. A building biologist is one who specializes in indoor environments and how they affect the health of people who live or work in a property. They will have knowledge of building materials, air quality, EMF radiation, mold and other environmental toxins.
Look for a professional EMF surveyor who is accredited by the International Institute for Building Biology and Ecology.
What an EMF Inspection Should Cover
When looking for an EMF professional surveyor, be sure to look for a building biologist who has the knowledge and equipment necessary for this type of work. An inspector should have different meters to measure all four types of EMFs and each meter should be calibrated. A building biologist will use these devices for a property inspection.
After the survey, the EMF survey engineer should give you a report of their findings. The report should be detailed and point out any areas of concern that need to be addressed. The engineer should also offer advice and recommendations on how to fix these specific issues.
They may explain grounding devices are needed, or specific devices need to be removed from key areas, shielding may be needed in certain areas, etc.
The final report should explain all of these details clearly, including what should be fixed first, etc. to make sure your home is safe and healthy.
EMF Survey—What Does It Include?
A typical home survey will include taking measurements inside and outside the home of any radio-frequency transmitting devices. Outside sources of EMF radiation may include substations, cell phone masts, etc. Inside sources can include any electrical device or appliance, along with wiring, etc.
The survey will usually include these steps:
- Checking each room in the home for EMF radiation
- Looking for hotspots and low-frequency radiation sources
- Determining the source and extent of EMFs that are detected
- Check specific appliances for radiation
- Wiring should be checked for “dirty electricity”
- Lighting and heating circuits should be checked
- Smart meters should also be inspected for EMF radiation
- An EMF survey may take up to two hours or so for a medium-sized house
The EMF Survey Report
A professional EMF inspector will provide a detailed report of his findings, especially if the report is needed for the sale or buying of a home.
The report should show all radiation measurements that have been recorded, including any concerns for each specific instance of radiation. The report should also include information on whether or not the radiation levels are harmful to health and any recommendations on actions to take to reduce exposure.
Finding a Professional EMF Survey Engineer & Pricing
If you live in a large urban area, changes are high it will be fairly easy to find a professional EMF inspector. It can be helpful to create a list of questions to ask an inspector before contracting their services. Once you have the questions ready, you can begin EMF inspectors in your area. It may also help to ask friends and family for referrals if they have experience with using a professional EMF survey engineer.
When it comes to pricing, expect this to vary from individual to individual. You’ll have to ask about the services they provide, how long the inspection takes and how much they charge. Do they charge on a per hour basis or per the size of the property, for instance.
Having an EMF survey is an important to find out if your property is affected by EMF radiation or not. A professional EMF survey engineer will be the best person to help you find the information and possible solutions you need to solve any EMF radiation issues in or around your home.