Residential Radon Inspections, Delaware
Most people don't know what radon is; in some cases, many people have never even heard of it. In simple terms, it's an invisible and odorless radioactive gas. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon is responsible for 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. annually. Additionally, the Surgeon General has determined that radon is the second leading cause of lung disease. But radon isn't only found in homes. You can also find it in schools and office buildings. Interestingly, an average person will take in more radiation from radon than from any other source, whether manufactured or natural causes combined. So call for your radon inspection today.
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It is a radioactive gaseous element produced by the decay of radium and emissions produced by outgassing rock and brick. Radium is also known as an alkaline earth metal.
The EPA Checked For Radon Levels In Seven States
Elevated levels of radon can be found in old homes as well as new ones. It doesn't matter what state you're in, nor does it matter if your home is well-sealed or well-ventilated. The EPA checked for levels in seven states. They discovered that 1 in 3 households had radon inspection levels above the recommended levels for exposure. According to Radon.com, "A family whose home has levels of 4 pCi/L (above the recommended action levels) is exposed to approximately 35 times as much radiation as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission would allow if that family was standing next to the fence of a radioactive waste site."
We Analyze All Our Radon Inspection Tests In House
Since you cannot see, taste, or smell it, the only way to know if you have it is to request a radon inspection from a professional. The process works like this; your radon inspector will leave a testing machine operating in your house for 48 hours. At the end of the 48 hours, we pick up the machine with the recent data analyzed, then the report is downloaded. Most companies send out to have their tests analyzed by a third party, allowing the homeowner to wait for days to get the final results. Not so at Delmarva Inspection Group; we analyze all our radon inspection tests in-house with state-of-the-art equipment.
We Have Radon Inspection Testing Experts In Delaware and Maryland
While having high levels in your home may sound alarming, by no means is it an end-all to anything. Some experts say it would take 15 to 25 years of high levels of exposure, and still, that doesn't mean you'll get cancer. But regarding our health, any health risk should be taken seriously. Hundreds of thousands of people have reduced the levels in their homes. Radon reduction techniques, as well as reduction systems, all work to get radon down to safe levels. Our Radon inspections manager and Co-Founder, Ed Dee, leads our team of radon inspection testing experts in Delaware and Maryland. Call now, our home inspection specialists can answer any question you may have, or you can schedule an appointment.
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When you need a top-notch inspection company Delmarva Inspections Group has you covered. We hold fifteen licenses or certifications, including a contractor's license for Delaware And Maryland. So call us today we'll always give you the service you deserve.