Radon Testing

What is Radon?

Radon is an cancer-causing, radioactive gas that occurs from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. You cannot smell, see or taste radon. But it may still be a problem in your home. The release of radioactive radon gas enters the air you breathe, causing a potential health risk. Exposure to Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer.

Why Test for Radon?

Radon testing is the only way to determine if your home has elevated radon levels and if your ramily is at risk of radon exposure. Both new homes and older homes can have elevated radon levels. In fact, the EPA has found that one of every 15 homes in the United States has elevated radon levels. Your greatest risk of exposure to Radon occurs in your home.

Radon is found throughout Alabama, with North Alabama having some of the highest concentrations of radon. Radon normally moves up from the ground into the air above your home. Cracks in the foundation and other foundation holes, including plumbing, can allow Radon to enter your home and become trapped.

Remember radon effects all types of homes and buildings, regardless of their age. It is important for you to test your home for radon, keeping in mind that your neighbor’s home radon levels may not be your own. Having your home tested for radon is simple and inexpensive.

Radon Testing

The objective of radon testing and radon inspection is to assess the level of radon in the home during a particular time frame, uncover places of potential radon entry, and inform the clients of the radon test results and the possible need for follow-up radon testing and/or radon mitigation.

Radon inspections are limited to visual observations and a sample radon measurement test that generally takes 48-72 hours. After the results of the radon measurement test have been gathered and analyzed, a written radon test report is normally submitted to the customer within 24 hours.

Radon testing is simple and affordable, for information on our radon test pricing see Radon Test Cost

What If My Home Has Elevated Radon Levels?

The EPA recommends that action be taken to reduce Radon levels if your homes indoor radon test result is 4 pCi/L or higher.

A variety of methods can be used for radon mitigation in homes. Sealing cracks and other holes in the foundation helps to reduce radon levels but should not be used alone. Typically a system consisting of fans and vent pipes is installed. These systems usually don't require major changes to your home.

Many homeowners elect to hire a radon mitigation contractor who may use additional methods to reduce the radon levels in your home.

Sample Radon Test Report

Customer Reviews

"Thanks so much, I guess I need to go ahead and send you a check correct?"

- - E.K., Toney AL, June 2017

"You did a through and very detailed inspection. We were very impressed with your professionalism. Your reports are very informative. We will recommend you to anyone needing a home inspection. Thanks for a job well done! "

- - S.S., June 2013

Tim's inspection was done for me on a home I am planning to purchase. It was not for a bank loan or anything other than my information on the structural soundness of the home and any potential safety issues. The report was very detailed and exactly what I needed. We were so fortunate that he found a chimney leak that was hidden from normal view. It was found before we would have had major problems if water had eventually gotten into the house. Other issues were minor in nature but needed to be corrected. Before you buy a home, have it inspected. Tim was very nice, timely and very detailed.

- R.H. March 2018

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