Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. You cannot see, smell, or taste radon. But it still may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon is classified has a group A human carcinogen.
Testing is the only way to know if you have Radon in your home. The amount of radon in the air is measured in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L). There are two general ways to test for radon, short term testing and long term testing. If test results come back high, mitigation (radon-reduction) is recommended.
Short term testing remains in your home for two days to ninety days. Short term is most commonly used with real estate transactions.
Long term testing remains in your home for over ninety days. Long term test will give you a reading that is more likely to tell you your home’s year-round average.
The average indoor radon level is estimated to be about 1.3 pCi/L, and about 0.4 pCi/L of radon is normally found in the outside air. If your test results are below 4 pCi/L then mitigation is not recommended. If your test results are higher than 4 pCi/L then mitigation is recommended. There is no safe level of radon. Even lower levels can pose a risk, and be reduced.
Radon Measurement — $125.00
With Whole House Inspection — $100.00
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