FAQs about Radon Testing

AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service offers radon testing in Burnsville and the surrounding areas, and we are often asked the same questions about radon and radon testing. So we thought we would take the time to answer some of the ones we hear the most frequently.

Q: What level of radon is considered unsafe?

A: The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has said that the “action level” for radon (when you should take action and do something about it) is 4 pCi/l. The action level of 4 pCi/l is the point where the US EPA recommends that a homeowner take action to mitigate or correct the levels of radon in their home.

Q: Why should I hire a professional for radon testing?

A: Like any other service out there, a professional radon testing company has the right knowledge and tools to make sure the radon test is performed properly. Plus, the test we use is recognized by the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists and its National Radon Proficiency Program as a valid and approved test. So this means you can trust that the results from our radon testing service are accurate.

Q: What health risks are associated with radon?

A: Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. While you will not experience any short-term health problems from radon, over the long term if you continue to be exposed to it, you could develop lung cancer that has the same symptoms as smoking-induced lung cancer.

Q: What happens if radon testing reveals high levels of radon in my home?

A: There are a few different options if radon testing determines that your home has high levels of radon. Among the most popular ways of getting rid of radon is a radon mitigation system. If our test shows that it is a problem in your home, we can give you referrals to companies that can help you determine what type of mitigation system will work best for your home.

Q: How does radon enter my home?

A: Radon can get into your home through the soil or rocks underneath it. Radon will rise through the soil or rocks and get trapped underneath your home. The colorless, odorless and tasteless gas will then get into your home through cracks in the foundation and other openings.

Do you need radon testing in Burnsville? Call AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service at 952-854-5110, or you can Contact Us.

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