What is radon and why should knowing about it be an important issue? The Atlanta home inspector wants to make sure that clients understand the importance of testing their homes for elevated radon levels. It is worth the time and cost to your family if elevated levels are detected. Whether you are buying, selling or just need a routine inspection service, consider adding a test to check the levels in your home.
The EPA has set standards to gauge what is considered a threatening level of radon in the home. Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that exists as a by- product of urnanium or thorium. It occurs naturally and is present everywhere.Measured in picocuries, which is the scientific term meaning a unit of radioactivity broken down to a decay rate of 2.2 disintegrations per minute… or how much radioactivity is emitted. The standard amount EPA has set is 4 pCi per liter. If your test results are 4 or above, a qualified Radon Mitigator should be contacted to help you lower the levels.
Radon causes cancer. According to the EPA, more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths occur per year due to Radon. As home inspectors in Atlanta, we feel that it is our duty to provide services which will benefit clients to the utmost. If requested,IHI Home Inspections will set up a monitor in your basement to detect the level of Radon gas in your home. We offer the test as part of our STAR Package deals. However, you can choose just the Radon test as an added service. The test typically lasts 48 hours. At this time, we place signs on entryways to your home, with the reminder to not leave windows or doors open for any extended amount of time. Due to the air flow from outside, the reading on the monitor can be affected.
Whether you are buying, selling or just need a routine inspection service, consider adding a test to check the radon levels in your home.
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