I tend to be a very high intensity and stressy person. I prefer to realize all the variables of a situation before going into it, plus will make hardcore lists to handle everything as systematically as I can. This holds certain for every part of my life, but especially true in my line of work. I am a lake house inspector by the day, so you need to have a total checklist of everything to check because you might just forget or even something, and when you are missing something in a lake apartment, the inspection could lead to very disappointing end results for a prospective client down the road, plus I am not about to let that occur on my watch. There are various items on my list of things to check, but a single of the more important things to check has to do with looking for radon gas. It is an odorless, colorless, radioactive wasteful gas that has strong links to lung cancer. In order to look for radon gas, a special unit has to be put in the basement of the structure that you are testing. The testing pieces vary in style plus cost, but any homeowner can get one up for fairly cheap plus I would highly tell you to get it. They are easy to set up plus just lay in the house detecting radon. A good investment: especially for homes that tend to have cracks in the foundation where radon gas will seep through into the house.