Radon Testing, is it a Luxury or A Necessity?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas in our environment. It comes from uranium and radium in soils. It can be found everywhere in the world. Radon gas can easily move up through the soil into the atmosphere, to find its way in your home.
Nearly one out of every 15 homes is estimated to have elevated radon levels. When radon enters the home, it decays into radioactive particles that have a static charge. According to the Surgeon General, high level presence of radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. Surgeon General. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends testing of all homes.
You cannot see, taste, feel or smell radon. The only way to see if your home contains radon is to test for its presence. Millions of Americans tested their homes for radon, and you should too!
The fee for a test ranges from $115.00 on up. The test results ALWAYS will show some radon – as we mentioned it is a natural gas in our environment. The EPA recommends however to take action to reduce indoor radon levels when levels are 4.0 pCi/L or higher. A radon test takes more than a day to get trustworthy results.
Premier Home Inspections prints a full report at site after finishing a test. Our client receives a digital pdf of the full report with the results and recommendations. When your home is high with radon gas, you will need to place a mitigation system that has to be installed by a licensed company. We can advise you with that.
Premier Home Inspections believes radon testing is a necessity! We also recommend to test for radon every few years since the level of radon can fluctuate over the years!
For more information on radon visit: https://www.epa.gov/radon/basic-radon-facts