At Turn Key Home Inspections, our home inspectors are experts in Radon and can perform Radon Testing in your home. We will alert you of elevated Radon levels that exceed EPA limits - and most of all, we will let you know how to keep you and your family safe.
How It Works
Radon is an odorless, colorless, and radioactive byproduct of natural soil decay that can seep into homes. Radon is highly toxic, and because it cannot be readily detected by sight or smell, it is very dangerous. Certain soils in the United States are more likely to create radon. An air test will be performed in accordance with local radon guidelines and laws. The results will be clear as to what, if any, action needs to be taken. Mitigation for radon is usually a fairly simple process, and not too expensive.
Radon can seep into groundwater and remain trapped there. As a result, if a home is supplied with water taken from a groundwater source, there is a greater potential for a radon problem. The likelihood of radon in the water supply is greatly reduced in home supplied with water from a municipal water supply. When radon gas and its decay products enter a home, they remain in circulation in the enclosed air. Outdoors, radon is not a problem because the surrounding air allows the gas to diffuse in the atmosphere.