WHAT IS RADON?
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. Radon is the result of the natural decay of uranium in soil, rock, and water, and enters the home from below. The EPA recommends testing for radon before buying or selling a home.
IS YOUR HOME SAFE?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends testing for radon before buying or selling a home. A radon test is the only way to know if elevated levels are present. Rock Solid Inspections uses Airthings Corentium Pro radon monitors. The Airthings Corentium Pro is a continuous radon monitor which is AARST-NRPP certified for real estate transactions in North America and beyond. This certification means that you can use it for 48 hour testing in real estate transactions!
RADON LEVELS, WHAT DO THEY MEAN?
In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action level of 4 pCi/L is the standard. It is estimated that two-thirds of all homes in the US exceed the recommended action level. It is also thought that reducing levels to sub-4.0 p/Ci would cut yearly cancer deaths from radon in half. If your radon test is 4 pCi/L or higher, we recommend contacting a radon mitigation company for more information.