OH-Radon Tester Lic. #: RT1556

What is a Radon Test?

A Radon test is designed to measure the amount of Radon gas entering your home on a consistent basis. It is best performed by a state licensed Radon Tester and should produce test results within 7 business days.

What is Radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless radioactive gas. It is the product of Radium in the soil breaking down over time. Radon gas exists everywhere there is air inside or outside of your home, but it can be potentially fatal to the residents of any home if anyone is exposed to Radon gathered in large amounts over an extended period of time.

Why should I have my home tested for Radon?

Radon gas is capable of seeping through the gaps, cracks, and general porosity of the foundation of your home – becoming trapped inside. If the concentration of Radon within your home becomes high enough, it can then become a potentially deadly health concern for the residents within.

How is Radon potentially deadly to humans?

Radon gas is capable of seeping through the gaps, cracks, and general porosity of the foundation of your home – becoming trapped inside. If the concentration of Radon within your home becomes high enough, it can then become a potentially deadly health concern for the residents within.

Radon gas exposure is the #1 leading cause of lung cancer death among nonsmokers. It increases the chance of lung cancer death among smokers by as much as 9 times. Repeated inhalation of Radon levels in the air higher than those deemed safe by the EPA is responsible for 15% of all lung cancer deaths worldwide.

Ex:

    Average Radon level outdoors: 0.4 pCi/L

      Average Radon levels indoors: 1.3 pCi/L

       EPA’s  action level for Radon: 4.0 pCi/L

 

                          *pCi/L = picocurries per liter

If Radon levels within your home are found to be equal or greater than the EPA’s recommended action level, your  very home has been deemed an active risk to the overall health and safety of your family.

What do I do if my Radon levels are too high?

After receiving the results of an in-home Radon test, if your home is found to be at or above actionable levels of Radon, it is best to seek out a reputable licensed Radon Mitigation Specialist.

Source: www.epa.gov/radon

Foresight Property Inspections can offer the best radon testing services in Akron, followed by the right advice to point you in the right direction. Call us today.

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