What Is Radon Testing?
Radon is a radioactive gas that can be found in most homes and can lead to health risks when not properly managed. If you’re considering buying a home or already own a home, it’s important to understand what radon testing is and why you need one.
What is Radon Testing?
A radon test is conducted by a licensed and trained inspector who will measure the levels of radon gas in your home. Radon gas is naturally occurring and invisible, so it’s impossible to detect without testing. During the test, the inspector will use specialized equipment to measure the levels of radon in the air and determine if there are any health risks present. The results of the test will tell you whether your home needs further mitigation measures or not.
Why Do You Need a Radon Test?
Radon gas is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, making it difficult to detect without testing. Radon can enter your home through cracks in the foundation, walls, floors, and other openings in the house. When radon accumulates in your home, it can become hazardous to your health over time. Long–term exposure to high levels of radon can increase your risk of developing lung cancer or other serious illnesses.
At Checklist Inspections, we believe it’s important for all homeowners to have their homes tested for radon gas as part of their regular inspections. Our experienced team of inspectors is certified to perform reliable and accurate radon tests using state–of–the–art equipment. We can provide you with accurate results that will help you make informed decisions about the safety of your home.
Mitigation Options If a High Level of Radon Is Detected
If the results of your radon test show that there are high levels of radon in your home, our team can work with you to find the best solution for mitigating the problem. There are several effective mitigation techniques that can reduce your exposure to radon gas, including sealing cracks in walls and floors as well as installing a passive ventilation system or active soil depressurization system. Depending on your situation, we can help you find the best solution for reducing your risk from harmful levels of radon gas.
At Checklist Inspections, we take pride in providing our clients with thorough and reliable inspections that include testing for radon gas. We understand how important it is to keep your family safe from potential hazards like radon, which is why we always recommend having a professional do an inspection before buying or selling a home. With our experienced team and state–of–the–art equipment, you can trust us to provide you with accurate results that will help you make informed decisions about the safety of your home. Contact us today for more information about our services or to schedule an appointment!