Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in rocks and soils. Radon gas is tasteless, colorless and odorless. The only way to know if it is in your home is to test for it. Our Healthy Homes Website provides more information about keeping your home safe from radon.
Is Radon dangerous to my health?
Radon is measured in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L). The average concentration of radon in outdoor air is 0.4 pCi/L. The average radon concentration in the indoor air of America’s homes is about 1.3 pCi/L. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established 4 pCi/L as an action level in which one should initiate measures to reduce the amount of radon in a home. However, there is no safe level of radon.
Our Process with Radon
Radon testing take at least 48 hours of continual air testing samples. We will set and start one of our machines and retrieve the machine on day three. Results will show various pCi/L levels that will determine if mitigation is necessary or not.
Understanding the results of Radon
Before we start testing for radon we take everything about the property into account (Type of building, location of building, soil type if possible and age of home). These are just a few items that we look at to help assist in our testing results and communicating proper steps to our client for mitigation options.