What can a Radon gas test do for you? We can detect dangerously high Radon gas levels and educate you on mitigation options.
Our Home Inspectors are Radon Certified. We test buildings for dangerous Radon gas and educate our clients by first discussing what Radon is. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the environment, and it can seep into homes through cracks, gaps, or other openings in the foundation or walls. The Home Inspector emphasizes that Radon is odorless, tasteless, and invisible, making it impossible to detect without specific testing.
The Home Inspector also explains the importance of Radon gas testing for homeowners. They highlight that exposure to high levels of Radon over time can increase the risk of lung cancer, particularly for smokers or individuals with pre-existing respiratory conditions. Therefore, understanding if there are elevated levels of Radon in a home becomes crucial for ensuring occupants' safety and well-being.
Next, the Home Inspector will detail how the testing process works. Radon gas testing typically involves placing detectors in various areas of the home to measure its concentration over a specified period (usually 2-7 days). These detectors are calibrated Continuous Radon Monitors, known as CRMs.
The Home Inspector stresses that proper placement of these detectors is essential to obtain accurate results. They explain that it's crucial to place them on lower-level living spaces where people spend most of their time since Radon tends to accumulate closer to its source – usually in basements or crawl spaces.
After explaining how long-term tests provide more reliable data than short-term ones due to variations caused by daily activities like opening windows/doors and ventilation systems operating intermittently; they discuss mitigation measures if high levels are detected during the test.
If elevated levels are found through Radon gas testing above acceptable thresholds (such as 4 picocuries per liter), further action should be taken. The Home Inspector might recommend contacting a qualified contractor specializing in Radon mitigation services who will assess potential entry points and install appropriate systems such as ventilation pipes or fans designed specifically to reduce indoor Radon gas concentrations effectively.
Wow! That’s a lot of information! Let our Radon Certified Home Inspectors educate you on both the importance of Radon gas testing and the potential health risks associated with prolonged exposure to high levels. Schedule your Radon gas test today!