What is Radon?
Radon, is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and the first leading cause among non-smokers. It is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, occurring naturally as a decay product of uranium. Radon comes from the ground, and is everywhere in our atmosphere. However, its concentration can vary widely in buildings where it can accumulate in the interior air.
The major source of high levels of radon is in the soil surrounding and under the house. Some areas have more radon problems than others because of varying concentrations of radon-producing minerals in the soil, variation of soil types from one place to another, and different characteristics found in individual homes. Radon problems have been identified in every state.
The only way to know the radon levels in a home is by testing professionally.
Radon Testing Services
Radon testing administered for less than 90 days is a considered short-term test. Most radon testing done for real estate transactions are short-term tests and last generally from 48 hours to 120 hours. HomePro provides short-term radon testing that can be scheduled with the Home Inspection.
All our radon technicians are fully trained and certified. To provide you with the highest quality testing, we use the Radalink Continuous Radon Monitors. These computerized systems provide an additional level of security by internal tamper-resistant controls that indicate any interruption in power or any movement of the unit during testing. In addition, the units also monitor environmental conditions during the test period such as temperature, humidity and barometric pressure. Monitoring these conditions help the technician assure a valid test result.
Home buyers will be provided with a radon report that will provide details on the radon levels in the home. This illustration provides information on testing levels that require action and mitigation.