What is Radon and what does it smell like?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is formed by the decay of uranium in the bedrock layers around the world and… you guessed it… here in the Mid Missouri area as well. Radon is tasteless, odorless, invisible, and is a common feature in both new and older houses.
Radon can enter the house through gaps or cracks in the foundation, sump pits, plumbing trenches, or anywhere it wants, while on its way upward. When Radon enters the interior spaces of the house, it may become trapped and begin to increase to elevated levels. The Surgeon General has warned that Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and is estimated to play a part in causing 14,000 to 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
The Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recommends that remedial action is performed on houses that test at or over 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). Remedial action typically involves a minimal piping system that pulls the gasses, including Radon, from under the foundation of the house and exhausting the gasses above the roofline.
What is involved in Radon Monitoring?
Radon testing utilizes Continuous Radon Monitors, which are placed in the lowest lived-in level of the house. The test period is a 48 hour time-frame. The house may be lived in or vacant during the test period. At the completion of the test period, the monitor’s analysis report is compiled and quickly delivered to the client by e-mail.
Why Rob provides superior Radon testing:
With Rob Smith Property Investigations, you’ll receive the results of the radon analysis quickly. Testing protocol will be followed and you’ll have an accurate and unbiased report.
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Rob does not perform Radon remediation sales or provide installation of systems. He can recommend professionals in your area for further consultation.With Rob as your inspector you won’t have to worry about high pressure sales. You can expect professional reporting and unbiased recommendations.