Services

Open for Business Locally In-Person, and Nationally by Phone, FaceTime, Zoom and Skype

Important update: During this current outbreak, I continue to offer my EMF consultation services to clients locally in Southern California in person (with proper precautions), as well as nationally and internationally by phone and video conference. If you are outside Southern California, I can guide you in measuring and mitigating EMFs in your home with your own EMF meters, or recommend meters that you can purchase. I have been doing long distance EMF consultations for years. This is especially important now to help minimize radio frequency EMFs from laptops while children take classes remotely and while adults work from home. Contact me for details.

EMF Inspections

Healthy Home and Office Environmental EMF Inspections

Provide a healthy indoor environment for your family and co-workers by identifying and eliminating sources of ill health in the home and office.

While Oram is trained in the evaluation and mitigation of problems with water intrusion, mold, indoor air quality and chemical outgassing and did provide those services in the past, he now focuses exclusively on the evaluation and mitigation of electro-magnetic field (EMF) issues as well as consultations on healthy new construction and remodeling.

Oram has conducted over 4,000 healthy home evaluations both on-site as well as for clients long distance by telephone, Skype, fax and email.

On-site evaluations are available for those living and working in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and throughout Southern California.

Telephone consultations are also available nationwide. Oram works long distance with clients throughout the USA and Canada and as far away as Australia and London, England. We are Skype-enabled, so if you have a webcam, we can do long distance consultations by video conference.

Oram will also travel to your home in other parts of California and in other states. Please contact us to determine what fees are involved and to make arrangements.

On-site EMF inspections can evaluate and mitigate the following types of EMFs typically found in homes and offices:

  • Electric Field Exposure from house wiring, particularly in sleeping areas
  • Magnetic Field Exposure from house wiring, electric motors, transformers, wiring errors, current on the grounding system, and outside overhead powerlines (this last source of magnetic fields, power lines, can not, unfortunately, be shielded against)
  • Radio frequency exposure from cell phones, cordless telephones, handheld tablets, wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) routers, computers, and all the myriad other communication and security devices found in modern homes
  • Electromagnetic Interference, or EMI (also called “dirty electricity”) radiating off electric circuits caused by dimmer switches, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), newer variable speed fan motors found in furnaces and kitchen appliances, and many other sources

A healthy home evaluation from Create Healthy Homes can help you:

  • Gain more rest while you sleep by reducing electric, magnetic, radio frequency, and dirty electricity EMF exposure in sleeping areas
  • Identify and reduce household sources of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, “brain fog,” memory loss, allergies and insomnia, among other health challenges caused by EMFs
  • Work in conjunction with electricians and plumbers to trace and repair wiring errors and electric current on metal grounding paths
  • Work in conjunction with low-voltage, audio/video contractors to provide workable alternatives that provide hardwired communication networks for telephone, Internet, media and security service without exposing you and your family to potentially harmful radio frequencies from wireless devices
  • Provide healthy wiring protocols to keep EMFs to a minimum in a healthy new or remodeled home or office

Many people report improvement in chronic and acute health problems after the reduction of electromagnetic field exposure in their home, especially in the sleeping area. Sleep is more refreshing and rejuvenating and clients awaken more rested.

Services and Fees

Description of All Services and Fees

Note: Sliding scale discounts are available for all services for those on a fixed or limited income. Contact Oram to inquire about this discount.

Note: Oram only conducts EMF evaluations. For mold and indoor air quality evaluations in Southern California, please see other contractors listed below.

On-Site EMF Evaluation

Full Healthy Home, Apartment, Condo or Office EMF Evaluation.

A full evaluation of electric, magnetic, radio frequency and dirty electricity field exposure.

Fee $425 (Contact Oram for sliding scale discount for those with budgetary constraints.) Payment is expected at the time of service, in the form of check, cash, PayPal or credit card.

We begin with a discussion of what EMFs are, where they come from, how they affect our health, and what we can do about them.

We then evaluate EMFs throughout the house or apartment from such sources as:

  • Electric current on water pipes and other grounding sources, wiring errors, and power lines, all causing magnetic field EMFs
  • Unshielded plastic-jacketed circuits (Romex) in walls and floors of sleeping areas, causing electric field EMFs that rob of us of a deep, restorative sleep
  • Wireless devices, including cordless telephones, routers, computers and tablets, cell phones, smart electric meters, and neighboring cell towers, all of which cause radio frequency EMFs
  • Dimmer switches, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), variable speed furnace motors, front-load washing machines, and computers and printers, all of which cause so-called “dirty electricity” EMFs

This evaluation is especially helpful for people with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia, “brain fog” and other symptoms of electrical hyper-sensitivity, or EHS. Asymptomatic people who want to maintain good health also benefit. See Comments from Clients for unsolicited reports from those who have experienced improvement in their health with reduction of EMF exposure in their home.

Practical and cost-effective remedial measures are recommended.

The evaluation generally takes a full day to complete, up to seven or eight hours.

Most solutions are implemented at the time of the evaluation, while some may require the services of a qualified electrician, plumber and/or low voltage audio/video contractor. You may need to purchase adapters to provide hardwired solutions for phone, Internet and media (streaming TV) connectivity.

Hourly rates for all services are discussed below.

Phone/Video EMF Evaluation

Long distance EMF evaluation for those living outside Southern California.

Consultations are available long distance by telephone, Zoom, Skype, and email for those individuals, families and businesses in the US and Canada outside my local travel area of Southern California. I have even assisted clients outside the USA, including Canada, England, France and Australia.

Fee $425 for full house evaluation, or $125/hour for hourly consultations (Contact Oram for sliding scale discount for those with budgetary constraints.) Payment is expected at the time of service, in the form of PayPal, credit card or pre-paid check.

For a full house long distance evaluation, the client emails or sends a sketch of the home floor plan and photos. They are encouraged to purchase affordable EMF meters to provide EMF readings under Oram’s guidance, in order to help develop a mitigation plan. The initial telephone consultation usually lasts two to three hours, with follow-up by phone and email included in the fee.

If you have more specific issues that need to be addressed rather than a whole house evaluation, you can pay by the hour at the rate of $125/hour.

New Home/Pre-Purchase EMF Evaluation

New Home or Condo EMF Inspection and Evaluation.

Fee $300 (Contact Oram for sliding scale discount for those with budgetary constraints.) Payment is expected at the time of service, in the form of check, cash, PayPal or credit card.

This includes an evaluation of electric, magnetic, radio frequency and dirty electricity field exposure for those who want to move to an existing home, apartment or condo unit. My main concern is to rule out “deal breakers”. This includes sources of EMFs that you have no control over and cannot effectively reduce, eliminate or shield against once you move in.

Deal breakers include magnetic fields entering into the living space from outside overhead (or underground) powerlines. Not all powerlines produce magnetic fields strong enough to be a problem. Each house or condo unit has to be evaluated separately. There is no specific “safe distance” and unfortunately there is no effective shielding against magnetic fields from outside powerlines.

Another deal breaker is a cell tower located close to the house or apartment building. Again, these have to be evaluated on a case by case basis, but there is effective shielding if the field strength is not too high.

Another issue is “knob and tube” wiring, found in houses built before the 1940s. Another problem involves certain circuits in walls and floors that are ungrounded and unshielded, such as cloth-wrapped and plastic Romex circuits without ground wires, installed in the 1940s and ’50s. These are both deal-breakers in my opinion, unless provisions are made for re-wiring. I explain all this in detail during the evaluation.

New homes and condos are also evaluted for the types of EMFs that any home will have. These are described above in the description of a “Full Healthy Home, Apartment, Condo or Office EMF Evaluation” and can be mitigated once you take possession. These include wiring errors and “pipe current”, electric fields in bedrooms, and radio frequencies from the devices you bring into your new home.

New Construction & Remodeling

New Building Construction and Remodeling Consultation for Healthy Wiring to Avoid EMFs.

Fee $500 (Contact Oram for sliding scale discount for those with budgetary constraints.) Payment is expected at the time of service, in the form of check, cash, PayPal or credit card.

This includes an evaluation of electric, magnetic, radio frequency and dirty electricity field exposure for those who want to move to an existing home, apartment or condo unit. My main concern is to rule out “deal breakers”. This includes sources of EMFs that you have no control over and cannot effectively reduce, eliminate or shield against once you move in.

Deal breakers include magnetic fields entering into the living space from outside overhead (or underground) powerlines. Not all powerlines produce magnetic fields strong enough to be a problem. Each house or condo unit has to be evaluated separately. There is no specific “safe distance” and unfortunately there is no effective shielding against magnetic fields from outside powerlines.

Another deal breaker is a cell tower located close to the house or apartment building. Again, these have to be evaluated on a case by case basis, but there is effective shielding if the field strength is not too high.

Another issue is “knob and tube” wiring, found in houses built before the 1940s. Another problem involves certain circuits in walls and floors that are ungrounded and unshielded, such as cloth-wrapped and plastic Romex circuits without ground wires, installed in the 1940s and ’50s. These are both deal-breakers in my opinion, unless provisions are made for re-wiring. I explain all this in detail during the evaluation.

New homes and condos are also evaluted for the types of EMFs that any home will have. These are described above in the description of a “Full Healthy Home, Apartment, Condo or Office EMF Evaluation” and can be mitigated once you take possession. These include wiring errors and “pipe current”, electric fields in bedrooms, and radio frequencies from the devices you bring into your new home.

Hourly Consultation

Hourly Rate for All EMF Services

If the package rates presented above do not apply to your job, my hourly rate for all services is $125/hour, unless otherwise specified. As noted, I do have a sliding scale. Please speak with me if you need that and to determine which fee schedule applies to your job.

Pay for Consultations

Pay for Consultations

Payment is expected at the time of service. To pay for my consultation services via PayPal or to use your credit card if you do not have a PayPal account, click on the “Buy Now” button below.

When a page opens from PayPal, enter the agreed upon amount in the “Item price” box on the left under “Your order summary” and click “Update.” On the right hand side, if you have a PayPal account, your email address will show up under “Pay with my PayPal account”. Type in your password, click “Log in”, and follow the prompts to make the payment to me. You will receive an email from PayPal confirming your payment.

If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can pay securely using a credit card by clicking on the “Buy Now” button below, and when the PayPal page opens, click on the link on the lower right, “Don’t have a PayPal account?”. Follow the prompts to send the payment to me using your credit card. It will come to me through my PayPal account. Again, you don’t have to open a PayPal account in order to do this. You will receive an email confirming your payment.

Contact me if you have any questions.

New Building Manual

Building Biology-Based New Building Manual

Oram has co-written a new building manual on healthy, non-toxic envelope materials in conjunction with George Swanson, BBEC, builder and Building Biologist in Austin, Texas and our editor, Wayne Federer in Wisconsin. The manual is available through our website, www.breathingwalls.com.

For more information on the manual, click here.

You can preview the Table of Contents here.

Additional EMF Consultants

Oram’s List of Fellow EMF Consultants in Southern California

EMF Evaluation and Mitigation Is Provided by Additional Practitioners in Southern California

For those of you who live in Southern California, Oram provides on site EMF evaluations to clients primarily in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and Orange County, but, he also travels from the Central Coast to Palm Springs, from Bakersfield and Lancaster/Palmdale down to San Diego, and all points in between. (Sorry, no mold testing–see above for mold experts.)

When you cannot get ahold of him, need a second opinion, or want to find someone more local to you for an EMF evaluation, here is a list of fellow building biologists and EMF Consultants in Southern California whom he recommends, listed by geographic region:

Greater Los Angeles

San Fernando Valley

Orange County

San Diego

Palm Springs

Santa Barbara

San Luis Obispo/California Central Coast

Mold and Indoor Air Quality Evaluations

Oram only conducts EMF evaluations. For mold and indoor air quality evaluations in Southern California, please contact one of the following contractors: