Radon testing is an important aspect for your home inspection. Learn more about our radon testing process and how it can help protect your new home!
Radon is something you may have heard about when it comes to getting a home inspected. The connotation is that it's *something you don't want* but, what exactly is it?
Radon is a noble gas, directly below Xenon on the periodic table. Why is it so dangerous, for an odorless, colorless (tasteless?) gas? It's radioactive, and (according to radon.org) is the second-leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the US because of it's radioactive properties.
Radon is a naturally-occurring element, and can be more plentiful in some areas than others. It gets into our homes through foundation cracks and crawl spaces and can be a cause for alarm when concentrated at levels of or above 4 pCi/L.
What does that mean for your home? Our radon testing services involve a small, unobtrusive box that actively measures radon levels in your house for up to 72 hours. When the test is complete, we will return and examine the recorded levels to see if the radon levels on the property are within EPA regulations.