Radon

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What is radon? 

Radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that exists nearly everywhere. It is a decay product of Uranium 238 present in the soil. Radon can build up to higher levels in your home where it can potentially    be harmful to your health. For example, it is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers in The United States. 

 

Should my home be tested? 

All buildings are susceptible to Radon, much of Northern Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee are in the EPA’s Zone 1 which is considered the highest risk for unsafe radon levels. The EPA recommends that all households be tested periodically regardless of geographic location or type of construction. 

 

What does the Radon test consist of?

I use a Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM) to test your home. I will place the monitor for a 48 hour period; it will take hourly readings and give instant results upon retrieval. If the Radon level is found to be above the EPA’s action level I would recommend consulting with a certified Radon Mitigation Professional.

 

For further information about Radon click this link to the EPA’s web page.

 

I am a NRPP Certified Radon Measurement Professional, I use only NRPP certified monitors that are calibrated annually. 

 

Radon test with home inspection- $100

Radon test only $150