Radon Testing for your family’s health and safety
What is radon?
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced by the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils, including the soil beneath your home. It moves up into the air in your home through tiny cracks and holes in the foundation, as well as gaps in floors, around service pipes, and even through your water supply.
More About Radon
According to the EPA’s 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes, Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States.
What effects can radon have?
Radon is radioactive. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America, and has been associated with other lung problems like asthma and bronchitis.
If found, can radon be reduced?
Yes. A soil-suction system can be installed, consisting of a vent pipe system and fan, which pulls radon from beneath your house and vents it to the outside.
Is there radon in my neighborhood?
Maybe. To check out a map of your area visit the US EPA website. Or let us conduct a Radon Test in your home.
How do you test for radon?
Spyglass Property Inspections’ licensed radon measurement technicians will come to your home with industry-approved radon measurement devices. We set them up in the lowest living level of your home to take hourly readings of the radon level in the air for at least 48 hours to generate a reliable average. The US EPA recommends an average radon level of 4.0 picocuries per liter or below. (Named after Marie and Pierre Curie, the curie is a unit of measurement of radioactivity.)
How often should we test for radon?
Radon testing is recommended every two years, or whenever major construction is done.