Get Your Home Radon Inspected Today!
Most people don't know what Radon is, in fact, in some cases, many people have never even heard of it. In simple terms, Radon is 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. each year. 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 Radon in schools and office buildings. Interestingly, an average person will take in more radiation from radon than from any other source, whether man-made or natural causes combined.
Radon Simply Defined
Radon is a radioactive gaseous element produced by the decay of radium. Also, emissions produced by outgassing of 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 radon levels in seven states. (delete Indian lands) What they discovered is that 1 in 3 households had levels of Radon above the recommended action (delete) levels for exposure. According to Radon.com "A family whose home has radon 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 Tests In House
Since you cannot see, taste or smell radon, the only way to know if you have it is to test for it professionally. The process works like this, your inspector will leave a radon testing machine operating in your house for 48 hours. At the end of the 48 hours, the machine is picked up, the 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 tests in-house with state of the art equipment.
We Have Radon Testing Experts In Delaware and Maryland
While having high levels of radon 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 when it comes to our health, any health risk should be taken seriously. Hundreds of thousands of people have reduced radon levels in their homes. Radon reduction techniques, as well as a radon reduction systems, all work to get radon down to safe levels. Our Inspections Manager and Co-Founder, Ed Dee leads our team of radon 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.