What Is Radon
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer after prolonged exposure. You can’t see or smell radon; it is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas.
Radon forms naturally from the decay of radioactive elements, such as uranium, found in soil and rock throughout Maryland and the United States. Radon gas in the soil and rock can seep into your home through the foundation and contaminate the indoor air we breathe.
Radon breaks down into solid radioactive elements that can attach to dust and other airborne particles and can be inhaled into the lungs.
As the radioactive elements break down inside your body they give off radiation that can damage the DNA inside the body’s cells.
Why Have A Radon Inspection
Any home can have a radon problem. This includes new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
Radon gas can accumulate in your home, and you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.
High levels of radon gas have been found in homes in all portions of Maryland including Howard County and Montgomery County.
One out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4 pCi/L) or more.
For more information about radon and radon testing, visit the EPA’s Radon Facts page.
Certified Radon Inspection
Your radon inspector is IAC2 certified. Radon testing will be conducted using state-of-the-art continuous radon monitoring equipment.
Your radon test will take 48 to 60 hours, depending on house conditions, and your radon inspection report will be available the same day the device is picked up.
Your radon inspection report will feature a graph showing hourly radon levels and an average radon reading over the testing period.
You can save on the cost of a radon inspection if it is scheduled along with a home inspection.
A radon inspection is vital to your family’s safety at home.
Performing Radon Inspections Throughout Central Maryland
Maryland, Annapolis, Arbutus, Arnold, Baltimore City, Bel Air Beltsville, Brooklyn Park, Catonsville, Centerville, Chester, Clarksville, Clinton, College Park, Columbia, Crofton, Damascus, Dundalk, Dunkirk, Edgewater, Edgewood, Eldersburg, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Essex, Ferndale, Frederick, Fulton, Gaithersburg, Gambrills, Germantown, Glen Burnie, Highland, Hyattsville, Laurel, Linganore, Linthicum, Lusby, Montgomery Village, Mt. Airy, New Windsor, Olney, Owings Mills, Pasadena, Pikesville, Poolesville, Prince Frederick, Queenstown, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Rosedale, Severn, Severna Park, Silver Spring, Stevensville, Suitland, Sykesville, Towson, Upper Marlboro, Urbana, Waldorf, Westminster