The Continuous Radon Tests are conducted through devices that measure the concentration of radon over a period of time, typically 48 hours. Professional inspectors will place the device(s) in the home strategically, based on the home configuration. The device will be sent to a lab for analysis and full report
Radon Tests are outside the scope of a general home inspection and NOT included, it is offered as an additional service for a fee.
Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs when uranium breaks down. You can’t see it and it has no odor, but if it is present in the water, rocks, and soil beneath your home, it can rise into your living spaces and become an active hazard.
Radon is an invisible presence in homes across the country. Many have levels that are elevated enough to cause health concerns. It’s the second-highest cause of lung cancer and the primary cause of lung cancer in those who don’t smoke. Radon is a serious but unseen hazard and it’s undetectable without proper testing.
SafePRO Home Inspections offers convenient Radon testing to determine if this deadly gas is present in your home. If you’re working to put your home on the market, your results can help you plan the next step in your preparation process. If you find out that the home you plan to buy has a radon problem, you can decide how best to proceed.
Everything you need to know about Radon can be found here https://www.epa.gov/radon
We conduct accurate Radon testing while keeping the process simple for you. Our inspector begins by sampling the air in your home. Because Radon levels fluctuate due to weather, home exhaust systems, and seasonal changes, we use a system that collects samples over a 2-3 day period. The extended sampling time produces a more accurate test result than single-day Radon testing.
After the sampling period, we collect and deliver your sample to a certified laboratory. When the lab completes their analysis, we present the results to you. Our Radon testing process can give you peace of mind because you’ll know where you stand. If the Radon levels are low, you can feel good about the positive outcome. If they’re high, you can contact your State Department of Public Health for information about certified Radon Mitigation Professionals who can implement a remediation solution.
After we complete the inspection, we will promptly send you a detailed inspection report so you can use it to make safe, informed decisions about your home.
If you find that you have high radon levels, there are ways to fix a radon problem. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels. At SafePRO Home Inspections, we provide Radon testing only, we do NOT offer Radon Mitigation Services. We provide Radon testing as an optional service to homeowners and potential home buyers. We can initiate the process during your scheduled standard home inspection.