Radon is a Radioactive Gas-
You cannot see, smell or taste radon but it still may be a problem in your home. Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water, and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above, and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water. Your home can trap radon inside. Any home can have a radon problem, including new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. Nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4 pCi/L or more).
Testing is the only way to find out your home’s radon levels. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. You cannot predict radon levels based on state, local, or neighborhood radon measurements. Do not rely on radon test results taken in other homes in the neighborhood to estimate the radon level in your home. Homes which are next to each other can have different radon levels. Testing is the only way to find out what your home’s radon level is.
Jeff Brown CMI & Associates is an InterNACHI certified Radon Tester. We perform a Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM) test. The results are faster, more reliable, easier to prevent tampering and are more simple to read than other forms of testing used as measurements are taken at hourly intervals acquired over the testing period.
The test takes approximately 48 hours. During that timeframe, all windows and doors must remain sealed. After the test, the equipment is removed and a report will be generated with recommendations for mitigation if necessary.
You can Fix a Radon Problem –
If you find that you have high radon levels, there are ways to fix a radon problem. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.