Radon Testing Zanesville and Southeastern Ohio

 

Licensed through the Ohio Department of Health as a Radon Mitigation Specialist #RMS218 and a Radon Contractor #RC118. We are able to provide radon testing, mitigation and consultant services.

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A radon test is the only way to find out how much radon is in your home.

How do you test for Radon?

Radon levels vary over time, even during the course of a single day. The goal of radon testing is to determine the annual average level of radon. This can be done with a single long-term test or with a series of short-term tests.

You can purchase short-term test kits from local home improvement stores. These kits are placed on the lowest level of the house for a several days and then sent to a lab for analysis. 

If you do your own testing, it is very important to read and follow all directions to get an accurate result. For best results, you should use two test kits at the same time and average the results. 

 

Real Estate Transactions

We use Sun Nuclear 1028 continuous radon monitors for testing radon levels. The monitor takes a reading every hour and provides an average level over 48-hour period. 

Avoid roadblocks and surprises. Consider testing for radon before you put your house on the market. If radon tests are above 4 picocuries per liter, install a radon mitigation system to reduce the radon level.

What is a safe level of Radon?

The average concentration of radon in outdoor air is .4 pCi/L or 1/10 th of EPA's 4 pCi/L action level.

The average radon concentration in the indoor air of America's homes is about 1.3 pCi/L. It is upon this level that EPA based its estimate of 21,000 radon-related lung cancers a year.

Because there is no known safe level of exposure to radon,

  •  EPA also recommends that Americans consider fixing their home for radon levels between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L.
  • ·EPA recommends homes be fixed if the radon level is 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter) or more.
  • ·EPA recommends that Americans consider fixing their homes when the radon level is between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L.

How does radon exposure occur?
Any home, school, office, or other building can have high levels of radon. Radon is found in new and old buildings. It can seep in through the foundation of a house built on radon-contaminated soil. If a house's water supply contains radon, radon may enter the air inside the house through pipes, drains, faucets, or appliances that use water. Then the radon may get trapped inside the house.

Studies show that nearly 1 out of 15 homes in the United States has unsafe levels of radon.


 


Radon Entry Points

1.Cavities inside walls

2.Sump pump pits

3.Construction joints

4.Cracks in walls

5.The water supply

6.Cracks in solid floors

7.Gaps around service pipes


What are the health effects of radon exposure?

Over time, exposure to radon can cause lung cancer. Radon causes about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after tobacco smoking. People who smoke have an even higher risk of lung cancer from radon exposure than people who don't smoke.

Radon exposure doesn't cause symptoms. Unless your home or office is tested for high radon levels, you may not realize that you are being exposed to dangerous levels of radon until you or someone in your family is diagnosed with lung cancer.



Zanesville Radon Testing, Cambridge Radon Testing, Coshocton Radon Testing Radon reduction system install Zanesville, Coshocton, Newark Ohio, Cambridge Ohio and Southeast Ohio areas. Real estate radon testing and radon reduction systems. Quality Inspections Since 1988: Real estate inspection reports, home inspection, commercial building inspections, termite inspection, gas line inspection warranty, radon testing, mold testing and private well water testing Services in Muskingum County, Perry County, Guernsey County, Licking County and Franklin County. Service Areas: Ohio Home Inspection and Ohio Home Inspector in, Zanesville Ohio, Nashport Ohio, Roseville Ohio, New Lexington Ohio, Somerset Ohio, Newark Ohio, Granville Ohio, Reynoldsburg Ohio, New Albany Ohio, McConnelsville Ohio, Dresden Ohio, Philo Ohio, Duncan Falls Ohio, Frazeysburg Ohio, Coshocton Ohio, New Concord Ohio, Cambridge Ohio, Coshocton Ohio 43701 43702 43777 43025 43023 43055 43058 43056 43093 43722 43720 43723 43725 43727 43732 43734 43735 43736 43739 43749 43750 43755 43762 43764 43767 43778 43779 43780 43783 43784 43711 43722 43730

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