Radon is a radioactive element that cannot be detected by the senses. Radon enters your home through gaps in the foundation or poorly ventilated crawlspaces.
Although you can’t smell it or taste it, radon is naturally occurring and may exist in dangerous levels in your home without your knowledge. It generally seeps into the basement or crawlspace of your home through the soil. If left unchecked, radon can reach dangerous levels and cause serious health issues.
Local Radon Concerns
The upstate has one of the highest average radon concentrations in the United States. So much so, that most local building codes require the installation of a passive radon pipe in new construction homes. There is no rhyme nor reason for where or when it is found. We highly encourage you to test for radon.
Continuous Gas Monitors(CGM)
Once set up, our monitors record a number of parameters to ensure the test is valid and accurate. The machine records not only radon levels, but also temperature, humidity, and any evidence of tampering. Professional quality monitors are generally self-contained with tamper proof labels, and do not provide a visible screen listing the on-going measurement results.
Continuous Gas Monitor Radon Testing
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is responsible for approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths annually.
Unfortunately, it’s often impossible for you to know if there are dangerously high levels of radon in your home. Pro-Tech Inspections provides a radon gas test performed by certified and licensed home inspectors and Radon Measurement Technicians. Our trained professionals are committed to keeping you safe from potential environmental hazards, such as radon gas, that may be in your home.
Many times, the equipment to detect radon levels in the home is above and beyond the scope of anything you can pick up at the hardware store. This is why it is critical to call us for a 48-hour continuous monitoring test, using state-of-the-art radon detection equipment.
Frankly, the charcoal canisters available from your local home improvement store are not a professional means of testing. Ensure your Home Inspector is using state of the art Continuous Gas Monitors, annually calibrated by an independent third party lab, and that they are certified Radon Measurement Technicians. This ensures the accuracy and validity of your radon measurement.