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.
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 remain closed for the duration of the test.
In performing a radon test one must remember that this is a point-of-sale assessment or pre-purchase property inspection. Considering this it is best to, do a test rather than not to do one at all; if the conditions that are in place at the time of the inspection may have a negative effect on the assessment result. Barometric pressure can sometimes, as a result of pressurization and depressurization, have an effect on the structure being tested can in-turn present itself in the testing result and report.
If you have a radon test scheduled we will do the radon test at the time of the inspection regardless of the weather. If you would like us to reschedule the radon test we can do that, there will be an additional travel fee for such. There will also be an additional fee for retesting if one might question the Integrity of the test based on the conditions at the time of the inspection and require a retest.
All of our clients are required to review our website and read section/s that pertain to the testing/inspection being performed, prior to the inspection so that they are informed and can make any changes or appropriations as they see fit. They are responsible to make the decisions, regarding potential adjustments, based on questionable conditions at or before the time of the inspection. Please bear in mind that potentially questionable conditions do not always have a negative impact on the assessment or testing procedure.
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