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What is radon?
Radon is a cancer-causing gas that may occur as radioactive elements in soil, rock, and water break down. When this gas is concentrated, such as when it builds up indoors, it can be harmful due to long term exposure. Radon can move up from the ground into the lower levels of a living space, affecting air quality. Well water may also (although less commonly) be a source of radon exposure. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, and causes over 20,000 cases per year. You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, so without proper testing there is no way of knowing if you and your family are being exposed.
Who should have their homes tested for radon?
It is estimated that unsafe levels of radon are present in one out of every 15 U.S. homes. This dangerous gas can occur in any kind of home in any state in the U.S. If you are buying or selling a home – a primary residence, a vacation home, or a rental property – the home should be tested. You should also consider radon testing if you are already a homeowner and your home has never been tested.
What does radon testing involve?
Outlook Home Inspection’s radon testing is non-invasive and reliable. Your inspector will explain the difference between a test kit, which gets sent to a lab, or continuous monitoring, which produces results on the same day testing is completed. As a Certified Radon Measurement Provider, your Outlook inspector is trained in radon measurement and analysis protocols established by the U.S. EPA. If radon is detected at an unsafe level, the problem is fixable and should not deter homebuyers if properly addressed.
Click here to learn more about why the EPA recommends Radon Testing when buying or selling a home.
Aerial Drone Photography
As an FAA Certified Drone Pilot, we utilize an aerial drone and collect high-quality photographs from above the property to give you a better understanding of the roof’s condition and the home’s surrounding area.