Radon testing during home inspections in the Twin Cities is becoming more and more popular. As a matter of fact, just last month we here at AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service performed 154 radon tests for our customers during the course of a routine home inspection. That means about 60% of our clients are having them done!
Why is radon testing such an important part of home inspections? To begin with, radon is a colorless and odorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer. So it’s not like you can just smell or see it. You need to have a comprehensive test done to ensure this silent killer is not a problem in your home. And when you are buying or selling a home, you want to be sure that the home is safe for the next family that lives there.
AmeriSpec is well qualified to perform radon testing during home inspections. We are National Radon Proficiency Program-certified by the National Environmental Health Association. This means all of our radon testing is performed with compliance oversight, and we are ethical in the radon tests we perform during home inspections. We also receive continuing education and we also get guidance in standards development and quality assurance. The National Radon Proficiency Program is the leading radon testing certification program in the United States and it certifies more than 2,300 professionals.
It is important to keep in mind that even if you aren’t buying or selling a home, radon testing should be done on a regular basis to ensure your home is still safe. And never assume because your neighbor’s home tested negative that your home will be negative for radon too!
So when you need thorough home inspections in the Twin Cities that also include radon testing, call AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service at 952-854-5110 or Contact Us.
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