What is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer and is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Most counties in southeast Michigan have a moderate to high potential for elevated indoor radon levels.
How do you test it?
You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. We’ll set up a continuous radon monitor in the lowest level of your home for a period of 48 hours. The monitor is non-invasive and will silently sample radon levels every hour throughout the testing period. We will then collect the data and provide you with a detailed report of the results.
How much radon is too much?
There is no safe level of radon exposure. The report we provide will indicate an average level of exposure over the testing period in picocuries per liter (pCi/l). The EPA strongly recommends mitigation at levels averaging higher than 4.0 pCi/l and suggests that homeowners consider mitigation above 2.0 pCi/l.
How do you fix it?
If mitigation is needed, we can recommend a handful of local companies who install radon mitigation systems. Typically they will seal your sump pit and install a vent pipe to the exterior of the home that contains an inline fan to pull radon out of your home and safely outdoors.
Book your radon test today!
We’ll reach out asap to go over pricing and to get you on the schedule. Feel free to call, text, or email with any questions.