The Importance of Radon Testing & How to Reduce Radon in the Home

You may have only heard about radon quite recently. Or, maybe radon’s been on your radar for quite some time. Either way, it is important to stay well informed about radon testing and what to do in the event your home tests high. Where does your home stand? As professional providers of radon testing for Wayzata and the surrounding areas, we’d like to discuss the radon testing process, why it’s so important and what you can do to help protect your home against this silent killer.radon testing

Did you know that radon is the number one cause of lung cancer for non-smokers? And, you may not ever know you are being exposed to it. It is odorless, colorless and tasteless. The only way to know for sure if radon is a problem is by having professional radon testing done.

Every home has radon in it. But, there is a certain level of radon that the EPA advises as the level where you should take action against it. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that if the radon level in the lowest part of your home is more than 4 pCi/L, then you have a high level of radon. Because the level of detection is so important, it is essential to hire a professional home inspection service like Amerispec to perform radon testing for you. There are very strict EPA protocols that require extremely accurate testing. Hiring professionals to perform your radon testing ensures these guidelines are met. Although there are at-home tests, Amerispec’s professional equipment is far superior to these. We use continuous read monitors (CRMs) to provide hourly read-outs of temperature, pressure and humidity as well as radon so we can see how those environmental factors may be effecting the radon average. And, our radon testing services are 100% unbiased, so you can rest easy knowing the results are totally impartial.

In the event high levels of radon are detected then you must install a mitigation system. And, there are many companies who specialize in these important systems, so finding one should be easy. And, our experts are here to help you find one for your home. There are also two other types of radon reduction methods: heat recovery ventilation and natural ventilation. Your radon mitigation contractor will know which type will work best for your home.

Are you ready to learn more about radon testing for your Wayzata home? Call AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service at 952-854-5110, or Contact Us today!