Radon gas is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that can become a major health hazard in your home. Even breathing low levels of radon can lead to lung cancer. The only way to know for certain if your family is at risk is to complete the simple process of radon testing. At AccuSpect Inspections, we have extensive experience in the metro Detroit area with specialty inspections that include radon. Schedule an inspection now to make sure your home is a safe haven for your family, or call (734) 467-7328 for more information.
What is radon gas?
Radon is an odorless and tasteless gas that is produced by decomposing uranium in the soil. It can seep into a house through cracks in the foundation. Because today’s homes are so energy efficient (holding in heat, cold air, etc.), the radon can easily become trapped in the home. In the 1980s, it was discovered that radon is a carcinogen.
What is the detection process?
Our team of certified radon technicians perform the following steps:
- We conduct radon testing on the lowest living level of the home. If there is a basement, testing will be done there.
- Windows and doors must be kept closed for 12 hours before the test and during the test, except for normal entry and exit from the home.
- We use a Continuous Radon Monitor. This device is placed in the lowest level of your home where it remains for 48 hours, continually taking air samples. We then return to collect the monitor.
- After the test is completed, the results will be e-mailed to you within 48 to 72 hours. If the radon test shows numbers at or above the EPA’s Action Level of 4 picocuries per liter, we will recommend remediation. If the range is between 2 to 4, you may still want to take action. Usually, it’s a fairly simple process to lower the level to below 2 picocuries.
AccuSpect Inspections is your go-to source for small commercial building and home inspections. We are certified, experienced, and detail-oriented, and will help you breathe easily about being a homeowner. Call (734) 467-7328 to set up an appointment for radon testing or other services, or schedule online now.