Radon Testing & Inspections

Protect your home from radon with our detection experts.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. It forms naturally from the decay (breaking down) of radioactive elements, such as uranium, which are found in different amounts in soil and rock throughout the world. Radon gas in the soil and rock can move into the air and into underground water and surface water.

Being exposed to radon for a long period of time can lead to lung cancer. Radon gas in the air breaks down into tiny radioactive elements (radon progeny) that can lodge in the lining of the lungs, where they can give off radiation. This radiation can damage lung cells and eventually lead to lung cancer. Cigarette smoking is by far the most common cause of lung cancer in the United States, but radon is the second leading cause.

The only way to assess radon levels is with a professional test. Many professional inspectors in AmeriSpec’s extensive network are qualified to test radon levels and are here to help protect your health. A radon test includes placing inspection devices in habitable areas of your home. Your local radon inspector will measure ongoing radon levels, assuring that they fall within a safe range.

AmeriSpec’s radon inspectors:

  • Determine whether radon reduction actions must be taken.
  • Often use cutting-edge tools for precise results.
  • Receive specialized training.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of appropriate radon testing equipment placement.

Preserve Your Health

Every home, no matter its location, age or if it has a basement, should be tested for radon. Radon levels fluctuate. As your local environment and geology changes, the radon levels in your home also change. Even a seasonal shift can impact radon readings. Testing should be an essential component of your standard home maintenance routine. Just like visits to your doctor, radon inspections should be scheduled regularly.

AmeriSpec recommends radon tests every 2-3 years. If you’re conducting a real estate transaction, are considering a home renovation or just moved into a newly constructed home, radon levels should be tested by one of our specialty inspectors. Though the adverse effects of radon take time, the consequences can be severe. After years of heightened exposure, your risk of lung cancer significantly increases.

Superior Service from Radon Experts

Identifying radon can be challenging. Because it’s invisible and odorless, only professionally trained radon inspectors are equipped to detect the proper signs and evidence. AmeriSpec’s local radon inspectors receive specialized training in testing and inspection best practices and procedures. Many carry cutting-edge equipment, allowing for accurate and complete radon results.

DIY radon testing kits found at your local hardware store or online can be inexpensive, but are often quite limited. They typically require long wait times and mail-in samples. Our local professional inspectors can conduct radon tests efficiently, always communicating accurate results so you can understand them fully because we value your health and safety.

Specialty Inspection Services Information

Radon Testing

Extended radon exposure can result in lung cancer. Protect your home and your health by testing for radon with a local AmeriSpec inspector today.

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