High Radon Levels? Should I Move?
Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas that can enter your home starting from the earliest stage cracks in the establishment. A known human cancer-causing agent, radon is the subsequent driving reason for lung cancer. Almost one out of 15 U.S. homes is likely to have a raised radon level, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's action guideline of 4 picocuries per liter.
Testing is the best way to know whether your home has raised levels of radon. It is recommended to recruit an Albany NY home inspection company, which is a state-certified testing organization. Since radon levels are regularly most elevated in the basement, setting your test there is a smart thought. Nonetheless, radon levels can likewise be high over the ground, even in homes without a basement, so the ground floor is additionally a decent area to test.
If your radon test results are higher than 4 pCi/L, consider doing a subsequent test to confirm the result. If your radon test result is 4-8 pCi/L, you can do a second long-term (365 days) test to get a perfect idea of the yearly average or do another momentary test (2-7 days). In either case, if the outcome is as yet 4 pCi/L or higher, you should make immediate contact with our experienced home inspection experts to reduce the radon levels in your home.
As a certified Albany NY home inspection company we can tell you that “we know radon.” One of our authorized home inspectors will give you a free estimate and clarify the installation cycle. The installation can take not a day.
After the system has been running for at least 24 hours, the installer should guarantee that a post-test is performed to ensure radon levels have been effectively reduced. Do not think about leaving higher radon levels because it is a big threat for you and your family.
The Author Kevin Maxwell is the owner and operator of Maxwell Home Inspection Services, LLC. Kevin Maxwell is a certified Home Inspector located in Albany NY that has performed over 6000 Inspections.