Radon is a naturally occurring cancer causing, radioactive gas you can't see, smell or taste. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and estimated to cause 21,000 deaths each year. Radon occurs from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon is found all over the United States and it can get into any type of building - homes, offices, and schools and build up to high levels which could lead to health problems.
Why you should test for Radon.
Radon testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon.
High Radon levels can be reduced.
The EPA recommends that you take action to reduce your home's indoor Radon levels if your Radon test result is 4 pCi/L or higher. It is preferable to correct a Radon problem before placing your home on the market because then you will have more time to address the Radon problem. If elevated levels are found during a real estate transaction, the buyer and seller should discuss the timing and costs of the Radon reduction, as with any other aspect of the home purchase and sale.
Our Radon testing includes the use of a CRM (Continuous Radon Monitor) rather than the typical charcoal canister method. The CRM provides a detailed hourly view of the Radon levels in the home, provides more accurate readings and is less likely to be tampered with during the testing period. The testing period in the home is 48 hours. We understand that time is of the essence during a Real Estate transaction; therefore we always try and schedule the Radon test in such a way where we can place the CRM in the home prior to the initial home inspection. Typically the results from the Radon test will be emailed to you within 24 hours after the Radon test is complete. The results will include a detailed view of the Radon levels in the home and will offer recommendations on whether or not mitigation is necessary.
Includes 48 hour test using a CRM (Continious Radon Monitor). Results are emailed within 24 hours after testing is complete. Pricing is for the Indianapolis metro area.
With Home Inspection $125.00
Without Home Inspection $140.00
Radon Testing outside the Indianapolis metro area (Greencastle, New Castle, Crawfordsville, Lafayette etc.)
With Home Inspection $135.00
Without Home Inspection $150.00
Visit us online at http://www.mc2inspections.com
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