Overview of and the importance of performing radon testing.
The EPA recommends that If you are buying a home or selling your home, you should have it tested for radon. For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested.
120 Day Warranty
The 120 Day Radon Protection Plan Warranty is FREE on all of our complete home inspections for home buyers. Beginning the day of the radon test and extending for a period of 120 days thereafter, RWS guarantees your radon levels to be under 4.0 PCi/L (200 Bq/m in Canada). Read the exact warranty coverage and let us know if you have any questions
Why the EPA Recommends Testing for Radon
The EPA estimates that radon causes thousands of cancer deaths in the U.S. each year.
Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year.
The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 1999-2001 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report and 2002 National Safety Council Reports.
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon. But it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer cont ….
In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.
Testing is the only way to find out your home’s radon levels. 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 an acceptable level. Though most common in homes with basements, it is not unheard of to find elevated radon levels in houses on crawls and slabs.
When you add radon testing to your full home inspection with Blessed Assurance Home Inspections it is backed by the 120 Day Radon Protection Plan.
What is Blessed Assurance Radon Mitigation Service and Why are we Proud to Offer?
Radon Mitigation is the process of reducing radon gas concentrations in an occupied building. Mitigation of radon in the air is accomplished through ventilation. This is most commonly achieved by a depressurization fan installed below a concrete floor slab or membrane on the ground.
Who should get a radon test?
There is no way of knowing the radon levels in your home or place of business without testing. If you are concerned about the radon levels in your home or other building, we can test for you and determine the radon levels. The EPA recommends remediation if the levels average over 4.0 PCI/L during a 48 hour testing period. Radon is the second leading cause of Lung cancer behind smoking and if you smoke, the presence of radon can double your chances of getting lung cancer.