Radon occurs naturally in soil and Rock. It is an odorless and colorless gas and is the byproduct of decaying radium. When Radium decays it gives off alpha particles. Fortunately, these can be measured, because living in an environment where Radon concentration is high can lead to respiratory health issues and/or cancer. It is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer next to smoking.
Radon testing is the only surefire way to determine if your home has high concentrations of Radon. There is no ‘safe’ level, but The EPA recommends mitigation if a home has concentrations over 4 pCi/L. To put this in perspective the average outdoor reading is 0.3 pCi/L and the average indoor reading is 1.3 pCi/L.
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Radon gas permeates through the fissures in rock, soil, cracks, and other openings in foundations. It can vary based on the difference of air pressure between the inside and outside air. This changes with temperature, wind, and moisture. Due to this variation we test for 48 hours, the result is an average level over the testing period.
Our equipment Corentium Pro, samples indoor air through a passive diffusion chamber. Radon is detected using alpha spectrometry, which uses a silicon photodiode to both count and measure the energy of alpha particles that are released as radium decays. The Corentium Pro duplicates these measurements with four highly accurate passive diffusion chambers. Th instruments are calibrated to reference instruments in accredited laboratories and is AARST‐NRPP certified. (American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists – National Radon Proficiency Program). The results can be immediately analyzed when the testing is complete from a smartphone.
Radon presence doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. It can be professionally mitigated for a few thousand dollars. Often this can be fixed or used to negotiate the purchase price of the property.
Reach out to our team at Rest Assured Inspections LLC to test the radon levels in your home, so we can suggest a course of action that can best tackle the situation.