Radon is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas that is virtually undetectable to humans. It is released into the home by the decay of uranium, usually found in the building’s foundation. At high levels radon is extremely dangerous and carcinogenic. After cigarettes, radon is the most common cause of lung cancer in both Europe and the U.S. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 1 in 15 homes in the United States contain unsafe levels of radon.
Fortunately, radon testing and mitigation is now as easy as ever.
At White Glove Building Inspections, Inc., we use continuous radon monitors (CRM) and Electret Ion Chamber (E-Perm) monitors that are placed in the home for 48 hours. We may need to use more than one monitor as we have to test all the lowest living levels – basement, above the crawl space and on a slab. If the radon result is 4.0 pCi/l or higher, the EPA recommends mitigation. There are a variety of methods for mitigating the radon and reducing health risks for you and your family.
Once the risk to your home has been reduced, White Glove Building Inspections, Inc. can re-test to see if the levels have been reduced. Periodic follow up tests are always recommended for homes with high levels of radon.
Don’t delay; have your home tested for radon today! For a service estimate or quote call us today.