Hi-Tech Radon Testing
Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that has been around since the dawn of time. That doesn’t mean that your home inspector should use technology that is almost that old! We take the safety of your home seriously and so should you. Here are a few reasons to trust us with your home inspection and especially when it comes to environmental concerns.
- We use state of the art continuous radon monitors.
- We follow the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for monitoring radon.
- Your inspector is NRPP certified and certified by the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants. We are also members of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists.
- Our equipment is tested by an independent lab and found to be accurate to within +/- 2%!
- Our equipment meets or exceeds the EPA’s recommendations.
- Our equipment is truly tamper resistant as recommended by the EPA.
- We provide results as soon as the test is complete. A digital report is delivered the same day the test is completed.
What is Radon?
Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that develops with the natural breakdown of uranium in soil and rock. Radon can migrate through permeable rocks and soils and eventually seep into buildings or be relased into the atmosphere. Radon is measured in units of picocuries per liter (pCi/l) of radon in the air.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH RADON?
The only known health risk associated with Radon is the potential to develop lung cancer. In addition, smoking combined with radon exposure greatly increases the risk for developing lung cancer. Learn more
Radon is no laughing matter. While I can't say that with a straight face after watching these two, radon should be taken seriously. The EPA, World Health Organization and other international organizations have been studying the effects of radon gas on our lungs for well over 50 years and have concluded that it is a very serious danger. Testing and if necessary, mitigation is the right thing to do. Please allow 1st American Home Inspections help you to reduce the danger to you and your family.