Radon Home Inspection & Testing Services
HomePro Inspection Inc offers Continuous Radon Monitoring Testing in Chattanooga, TN, for an additional fee. Radon testing services are done to advise you if excess Radon Gas is present in your home. The results of a radon home inspection will let you know if your home should be fixed. Fixing your home is done to reduce the Radon concentration levels.
Radon Testing Fee - 48 hour continuous monitoring test
$135 if performed at the same time as home Inspection
$195 if performed separate from a home inspection
What is Radon?
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas produced from the natural decay of uranium. You can't see radon, you can't smell it or taste it, but it may be a problem in your home. As a result, radon testing is necessary in homes where the living space is less than three stories above the ground to protect you and your family. It is not necessary to test condos or apartments on the third floor or higher above the ground.
Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That's because when you breathe air containing radon, it may cause lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high. Radon testing services in Chattanooga help you anticipate and prevent the health risks associated with radon.
Radon can be found all over the U.S. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can get into any type of building such as homes, offices, and schools and result in a high indoor radon level. You and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home where you spend most of your time. Radon testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon, and an inspector certified to perform radon testing is one of your best sources for preventing radon contamination in your home.
Do I Need Radon Testing?
Yes, all homes near soil should be tested for elevated radon levels to determine if correction is needed for the home. Inexpensive disposable test kits can be purchased from a variety of outlets such as big-box retailers or hardware stores. Closely read and follow the instruction pamphlet so that your results will be accurate. HomePro Inspection Inc can also perform radon testing services in Chattanooga for you using a continuous radon monitor. Unlike the disposable test kits, continuous radon monitoring will give you 48 separate readings plotted on a graph along with the temperature and relative humidity for the area tested.