Radon Screening

RADON Testing

What is Radon?

Radon is a naturally-occurring carcinogenic radioactive gas and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US, according to the Surgeon General. Radon can enter your home through cracks in the foundation, and because it’s odorless and colorless, the only way to detect it is with a professional inspection. Because it can take years for radon symptoms to appear, catching radon early on can protect you and your family down the line. If QCHI finds radon during your inspection, a radon mitigation system can be easily be installed to keep your family safe.

 

When to Conduct Radon Testing?

All homeowners should test their homes for radon. Radon has been found in all 50 states and all types of houses, so it is impossible to predict which homes are safe without conducting a test.

Home sellers should also test their home when preparing to sell. This helps home sellers take proactive steps to mitigate radon and avoid unexpected delays and repairs later in the home selling process.

Home buyers too should add radon testing to the home inspection. If the results show elevated levels of radon, steps can be taken to negotiate for radon mitigation or adjust the sales price to cover costs before closing the deal.

How are Radon Test Performed?

To get the most accurate results, have your home tested for radon by a professional. A qualified inspector knows exactly where to place the radon device to get the best results. QCHI performs continuous Radon tests by utilizing devices that measure the concentration of radon over a period of time, typically 48 hours. The device will monitor the radon levels over 48 hours and after the inspector collects the device, and provides a report based on the measurements taken by this state-of-the-art and sophisticated device.