Services

EMF HOME ASSESSMENTS

EMF Healthy is located in Walnut Creek, CA and serves the greater San Franciso Bay area, including the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Sacramento.

THE PROCESS

Free Phone Conversation & Survey
All assessments begin with a free phone conversation and brief survey. We discuss any concerns you may have about your home and also gather general information that will assist in the assessment, such as size, age of building and type of technology used within the home.

In-Home Assessment
An assessment typically takes about four hours. It can take longer depending upon the size of the home and issues encountered.

When we come to your home, we spend the first 15 minutes explaining the different kinds of electromagnetic fields and what causes them, as well as the Building Biology guidelines (concern levels). We also share summaries of scientific studies that help you understand the seriousness of this issue and what the measurements in your home mean. We involve you in the investigation process, explaining the measurements and answering questions as we go through the house.

Radio Frequency
We use top-of-the-line Gigahertz Solutions meters from Germany, including the HFE59B to measure wireless sources. We measure radio frequency levels both inside and outside the home, from sources such as wireless routers, cordless phones, smart meters, laptops, iPads, baby monitors, cell towers, and more. We help develop a strategy for reducing or shielding these exposures. The strategy and solutions may vary depending on a number of factors, including budget, whether one owns or rents their home, severity of exposure, and individual sensitivity.

Electric Fields
We use a Gigahertz Solutions NFA1000 3D low frequency analyzer to measure electric fields. We primarily focus on the sleeping areas, evaluating each bedroom to identify which breakers are impacting these rooms. We develop a strategy for safely turning off the appropriate breakers at night without affecting any critical services. We also advise on ways to automate this process, which require a licensed electrician to install.  In addition, we measure the electrical field levels in the home office and the kitchen and advise on ways to reduce the electric fields in these rooms.

Magnetic Fields
We identify and measure sources of elevated magnetic fields. Sources include the following:

•  High-tension power lines and local power distribution lines.

•  Faulty wiring in the home, for example, if neutral wires from two or more circuits are joined together in a junction box. This requires a licensed electrician to fix. We provide referrals, including an electrician who is a highly experienced EMF remediation specialist.

• Wiring errors in your neighbors’ homes. If your neighbors have wiring errors, then stray current can be transmitted into your home via the water pipes. We measure current on the water pipes to identify this issue. This can be remedied by a licensed plumber.

Dirty Electricity
We measure dirty electricity levels with a power surge meter, and also identify sources within the home that increase these levels, such as dimmer switches and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). Often, dirty electricity can be substantially reduced by eliminating the sources.

Written Report
We provide you with a written summary of findings and recommendations, as well as data collection sheets with all the measurements.  In addition, the assessment includes an 11-page EMF Asssessment Guide with detailed explanations, safety tips, resources and instructions for resolving some commonly-found issues. We also help you prioritize which are the most important EMF issues to address in your home.

Cost
The cost of a full assessment is $425.  This includes up to four hours.  Any time over four hours is billed at $100 per hour.

There may be a travel fee, depending upon the location of the assessment site.  Please call for details.

A customized report is available for an extra fee.