Even if you’re not buying or selling your home, radon testing is one of the most important services we offer at Precision Home Inspection. Radon gas testing is an important part of the home buying process as well as a crucial safety inspection. Precision Home Inspection uses the most advanced and accurate equipment for digital radon testing and offers you a full printed report right on site.
What is radon?
Radon is a colorless and odorless, cancer-causing gas that comes from decaying uranium. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon seeps from the ground, through your foundation and into the air. In 2005, research scientists at Harvard University ranked radon first among household hazards. In a ranking of 10 potential hazards in the home, they ranked radon in the air as a greater risk than falling, poisoning, fires, suffocation and tobacco smoke.
Why should I have a radon test done in my home?
In 2008, the EPA reported that approximately 1 in 15 homes in the Unites States has elevated radon levels. Children and the elderly are the most susceptible to problems with radon, as well as anyone with a respiratory condition such as asthma. The only way to know the radon levels in your home is to have a professional test performed.
How does a radon test work?
We use a Femto-Tech digital monitor for our radon tests. This is one of the most accurate measurement tools available. It tests radon levels in your home every hour for a minimum of 48 hours. Our radon testing equipment tests levels at different times and is also tamper-proof so that environmental changes such as open windows will not decrease the accuracy of the readings.
If my house has radon, is it a correctable problem?
Yes, it is. Radon gas can be vented to the exterior of the home through a process called mitigation. Pipes are installed with a turbine so that the gas can be distributed safely to the outside of your home and will never become concentrated indoors.
Click HERE to view the EPA’s Consumers Guide to Radon Reduction