Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that can cause cancer. It is responsible for thousands of lung cancer deaths every year. According to the EPA, radon causes more deaths annually than falls in the home, drownings and home fires combined. Radon testing your home is the first step in reducing your exposure to radon.
Radon is found all over the U.S and is created through the natural breakdown of uranium in rock and soil. The EPA says counties in Michigan are at moderate to high risk for radon exposure. Radon is airborne and enters your home through cracks and small holes in your home’s foundation. The gas can build up in your home over time to dangerous levels.
Many homeowners think radon problems are unique to homes with basements and older homes. Radon, however, can be a problem in any home, with or without a basement, regardless of the age of your home.
Radon Testing is the first step in reducing your family’s exposure to radon. Since radon is odorless, tasteless and colorless, testing is the only way to know whether you are being exposed to dangerous levels of radon. Rose Certified Inspections can test your home for radon. Radon testing is fast and easy and can be done at the same time as a general home inspection.
The EPA has established standards for radon and suggests that radon levels exceeding 4 pCi/L pose a high risk to homeowners. If high levels of radon are found in your home, there are steps you can take to reduce radon. Most homes’ radon levels can be reduced to 2 pCi/L or lower.
If you are preparing to buy or sell a home, Rose Certified Inspections can test your current home or prospective home for radon. Many prospective home buyers today are aware of the risk radon poses to their health. Hiring a qualified professional is a good way to show prospective buyers that your home has an acceptable amount of radon exposure. If you are preparing to sell your home, a radon testing inspection can provide peace of mind so there are no last-minute surprises interrupting the sale of your home.
Rose Certified Inspections can provide a detailed radon testing inspection of your home that includes the radon levels for different parts of the house.
Prospective home buyers may want to know specific levels for basements and lower levels of the home. Areas closer to the ground often contain higher levels of radon.
Rose Certified Inspections provides a comprehensive radon testing that will provide homeowners and prospective buyers a peace of mind and better health.
If you are in need of a professional Radon Testing Inspection, contact us today 248.625.9555 and talk to our specialists.