New home, old home, current home or new purchase….radon testing has become a must-do for all homeowners. In the Northeast with our vast amount of underground granite and other minerals, the disintegration of these produce radon which seeps into our homes.
Radon is a naturally occurring odorless gas that can reach extreme levels in some areas. Radon testing by DiRaddo’s Home Inspection Services can provide you with specialized knowledge and peace of mind. Radon, itself, is known to be a cancer-causing agent. A period of time of exposure can produce debilitating illness if the radon levels have gone untested.
There is no way to know IF your home has a radon issue without radon testing from a Syracuse home inspector. The test is a simple procedure. The test kit is brought in (very small product) that is sterile until opened. The testing device is placed in the basement/cellar area and left undisturbed for a 24-hour period. The results are read my a laboratory specializing in radon testing.
The results of this test conducted through a Syracuse home inspection will tell you the current level of radon exposure in the lowest level of the home. Current understanding is that the radon level decreases by 50% for each floor above the basement level. If the basement is reading, let’s say, 3.0…then the first floor level would be approximately 1.5 and so forth. Any reading of over 4.0 requires a recommended mitigation unit to be installed. Your air quality is important to all inhabitants of your home, including pets.
DiRaddo’s Home Inspection Services Provides Radon Testing
Radon testing is becoming a fairly standard recommended test for properties throughout the Syracuse region. Home inspections in Syracuse can provide you with up-to-date information about the effects of radon and your current risk of exposure.
DiRaddo’s Home Inspection Services recommends radon testing for your current home and/or for any prospective property you are considering purchasing. Radon can enter any building, home, business or school. The majority of a person’s exposure is obtained at home where they spend the most time.
A Syracuse home inspector is your professional and knowledgeable partner in keeping your family safe. Testing for radon levels is easily done and can provide you with specific information about the existence of this radioactive, cancer-causing gas and the exact levels obtained from the test kit.
DiRaddo’s Home Inspection Services knows that radon is an issue in the Syracuse area and strongly recommends all home owners proceed in obtaining test results as soon as possible. The Surgeon General has concurred that radon exposure is the second leading cause of cancer here in the United States. It is imperative that you become aware of potential issues within your home.
Radon and/or Uranium in Water Supplies
As an added situation, where there is radon, there is likely to be a uranium exposure in the water supply. Again, another issue that has been around for years but only recently discovered as a potential health threatening agent.
Having a full and complete water test done is you use well or spring water is the next step in assuring safety for your family. Syracuse Radon inspector can provide water testing services or you may request testing materials from your State Department of Health and Human Services. Water testing is relatively inexpensive and provides significant information about the quality of your water.
There are several negative issues that could be affecting your water supply that you use for drinking, cooking, and washing. Uranium is only one issue that could be causing significant health issues. Contact DiRaddo’s Home Inspection Services to discuss when and how to proceed in testing your home for radon. The safety of your family is your primary concern. We are here to help.