Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. It's the decay product of radium, a radioactive element found in rocks and soil.
Why can radon be a problem?
Radon is estimated to cause thousands of deaths from lung cancer each year. According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer (after smoking) in the United States today.
Radon in homes
Radon emanates from rocks and soils. It tends to concentrate in enclosed spaces, such as underground mines or houses.
Where is radon found?
Radon can be found all over the U.S. Radon tests usually take place in the basement or in the lowest livable space in the home.
Why should you test for radon?
A radon test is an inexpensive way for you to understand if the radon concentration is higher than the threshold established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
If radon thresholds are higher than recommended, you can consider remediation before or after the purchase of your home.
How do you get rid of radon?
You will never get rid of radon completely, but you can lower its concentration in the air. Remediation is usually very effective in lowering radon concentration to acceptable levels.
Check the 'Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon' for more information.
A radon report is generated by a software and documents the average radon concentration together with other useful information.
How much does a radon test costs?
We offer a radon test for $150 as a stand-alone service, but a discount of $50 is applied when requested together with a home inspection.
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