Use these tips to find someone who is knowledgeable, personable, and will accurately identify the EMF issues in your home (and fix them)
It might be tempting to type EMF home inspection near me into a search engine and go with the first listing, but that won't get you the best EMF tester in your area.
Search engines can do a decent job of bringing up relevant answers to your questions, but they can also be duped by companies that have really good websites but not necessarily the best technical qualifications.
I've been doing EMF home inspections for clients since 2017 and quite a few times I'm not the first EMF tester they had out. They had to call me after some major dissatisfaction with the first inspector- generally due to an undecipherable report, or poor explanation/support around the remediation process.
Hopefully, the tips I lay out in this article can help you select the best option in your area for this important service the first time around.
After all, we're talking about the health of both your home and the people and animals that spend time in it. It's worth investing some time to research the most qualified candidate in your area.
I would recommend you use search engine results as well as the Building Biology "Find an Expert" page to select 3-5 candidates that you can then ask or email the following questions. I'll list the top 5 questions in bold, and then the full list at the bottom so that you can easily copy/paste into an email.
BONUS- After each question, I'll add some perspective on what is a good answer.
Question #1 - What credentials do they have?
The Building Biology Institute is the largest domestic accrediting body. Those that have trained there to do EMF testing will have the title of 'EMRS' or Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist.
Those that also have an electrical background such as electrical engineering or residential/commercial electrician, make for an excellent candidate. That's because the home electrical system is strongly tied to the production of EMF electro-smog. Many times, part of the home remediation plan will involve the work of a licensed electrician.
Question #2 - Why did they get into this work?
I would argue that those who have been personally impacted by EMF are better able to serve clients interested in reducing their home EMF Exposure. This is because when you feel the bite of EMF pollution first-hand, it leaves a mark and gives you insight into others that are experiencing electro-hypersensitivity or hoping to avoid the health problems that it brings.
In my case, EMF exposure impacted my life in a deeply personal way, driving me to undertake this work and help others avoid the hardship I had experienced.
"In my case, EMF exposure impacted my life in a deeply personal way, driving me to undertake this work and help others avoid the hardship I had experienced."
Question #3 - What types of EMFs will they identify in your home?
There are many forms of EMFs in your home, and to improve the health of occupants, all must be addressed. The main types are:
Radiofrequency (Microwaves) - wireless devices like cellular, WiFi, BlueTooth
AC Electric - Created from the presence of electricity
AC Magnetic - Created from the flow of electricity
Light - Modern light bulbs like LED, fluorescent and even tech screens
Dirty Electricity - Noise transients from modern electronics. *Only accurately measured via an oscilloscope.
By the way, the Building Biology recommended meters are from Gigahertz Solutions and look like this:
Question #4 - What is their opinion of pendants, crystals, and harmonizers?
Products claiming to eliminate EMF or harmonize it so that it won't effect your body are everywhere on the internet today. I'm simply not convinced of their effectiveness and I've never seen one change a readout on my meters.
In my opinion, if someone claiming to be a qualified EMF inspector tells you these products are all that you need to fix your EMF problem, or a large part of their remediation plan contains these products, DON'T hire them. You want someone who can actually reduce your EMF exposure and show you the results with a professional grade meter.
Here is a 3-part podcast series that explains many of the problems with these EMF protection products.
Question #5 - Can they provide you with any references?
Looking at a candidate's reviews on Google, Facebook, or Yelp is a good way to see what their customers think. However, I'd recommend you take it one step further and ask to speak with one of their customers directly.
That way you can get a much deeper feel for the work performed, how good the quality of the written report and remediation plan was, and what the ongoing support was like.
Asking for a sample report is a great idea too, so that you can see what info they provide, if it is presented in an understandable way, and if they make remediation recommendations.
A word about price...
Costs can vary widely for home EMF testing and it is important to know what is included. Here are the core components you should have for an effective home inspection and remediation:
15-minute intro consult to discuss your specific needs and situation
Home inspection- generally 4-6 hours for a 2500 square foot home is required
Written report- detailing findings for major areas of the home, industry safety guidelines, and remediation plan
Ongoing support such as a follow-up phone call after the report has been sent, and ability to ask questions of inspector as remediation process is worked through
Some inspectors will charge more for some of these components. Make sure you get quotes that compare apples to apples.
Start your EMF home inspection process today!
I hope this article helps you select the best candidate in your area.
If you call Oregon or Washington state home, please put me on your list of potential candidates; I know that I meet and exceed the requirements laid out in this article 😉.
Since 2017, I've worked with over 150 clients in their homes to identify and remediate EMF pollution. In that time, I've learned a lot about delivering an effective service that delivers a lot of value for the money.
The many 5-star reviews from my clients let me know they are happy with my home inspection service, written report, and ongoing support.
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Full list of questions to ask before hiring an EMF test of your home:
What credentials do you hold?
At what school/institute were you trained?
How long have you been practicing?
Is this your full time work?
Why did you get into this field?
What types of EMFs will you identify in my space?
What meters will you use to do this?
How do you assess dirty electricity?
In what situations might you recommend shielding?
What is your greatest accomplishment in this field?
Can you provide me with any client references that I could contact?
Can you provide me with any sample reports & remediation plans?
How much do you charge and what does that include?