Radon Inspection Description

Radon Inspection Scope



What is Radon?

Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, you’re at high risk for developing lung cancer. Some scientific studies of radon exposure indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon. This may be due to their higher respiration rate and their rapidly dividing cells, which may be more vulnerable to radiation damage.

More information here: https://www.radon.com/radon/radon_facts.html

Screening Device:

The Home Inspection Center uses an electronic monitor from AIRTHINGS to conduct our radon screening/test. (image to the right)

Monitor Placement:

The radon monitor will be placed during the inspection or prior to the inspection.

Duration of Inspection:

Minimum of 48 hrs. During this time the home must remain un-ventilated; natural ingress and egress is permissible, otherwise, windows and doors must airthings-home-1remain closed for the duration of the test. 


The monitor will be retrieved two to five days after placement.