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Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas is a natural byproduct of decaying uranium. Radon is present in nearly all soil at some level, and the air we breathe every day contains small amounts of radon. Nevertheless, exposure to high levels of radon gas can cause lung cancer. When radon gas enters your home, it can become trapped and build up, exposing you and your family to the high levels required to cause lung cancer.
Radon testing is the only way to tell if your home has high levels of radon. A radon inspection from Eagle Inspections can alert you to a problem so you can take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family from this silent killer.
Who Should Have a Radon Inspection?
No home is immune to problems with radon; having a professional inspection done by certified professionals using high-tech equipment is the only way to thoroughly uncover the hidden danger of radon. Every homeowner should have a radon inspection. New home buyers should require professional radon tests on the home they plan to purchase so mitigation steps can be taken, if necessary, before occupancy begins. Don’t take shortcuts with your family’s health and safety; get the job done right.
What Can You Expect from a Radon Inspection?
A radon test takes 48 to run. Inspectors will come to your home and place a radon detector in a location of their choosing. The detector needs to sit undisturbed for the duration of the test. During the 48 hours the monitor is working, you should adhere to the following guidelines:
- Keep windows closed and doors as much as possible. Close them the night before the test and keep them closed until the test is complete.
- Use A/C on the recirculate mode.
- Run ceiling or box fans as normal everywhere except in the room where the monitor is located.
- Do not run window fans or whole house fans.
- Exit and enter the house as normal.
- Run dehumidifiers as normal.
- Use your wood stove.
- Do not use fireplaces.
- Close fireplace flues.
- Run your radon mitigation system as usual if you have one.
At the conclusion of the test, the inspector will review the results with you and propose solutions designed to keep you safe and healthy. Radon mitigation systems are designed to reduce the concentration of radon to safe levels in the air inside your home. Most mitigation systems are designed to prevent radon from entering your home using pipes and vents below the slab or in the crawl space. Your inspector will provide information about the best ways for you to mitigate for radon in your home.
Call Eagle Inspections Today
Have your home inspected for radon by Eagle Inspections today! We provide affordable, reliable radon inspections. We’ll give you an honest assessment of your radon level and provide you with good information about corrections you need to make to keep your family healthy. Call us today!