Why is it important to test for radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.
Impact of Radon
When you breathe in radon, radioactive materials can get trapped in your lungs. Over time, these radioactive materials increase the risk of lung cancer. It may take years before health problems appear.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon causes about 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths after cigarette smoke. People who smoke and are exposed to radon have a 10 times greater risk of developing lung cancer from radon exposure compared with people who do not smoke and are exposed to the same radon levels.
Brink Home Inspections is NRPP certified to conduct Radon testing in your home or a home you are considering for purchase.
We use the most advanced Radon testing equipment available. The equipment is placed inside the home for a minimum of 48 hours. Following the testing period, the equipment is picked up from the home and the data is evaluated. Results are available immediately and a Written report is available that same day. The reports are very detailed with suggestions on what the next step should be if the Radon Levels exceed the EPA guidelines.