The-Home Inspector uses an electronic tamper-resistant monitor to measure and record radon levels over a 48 hour test. An electronic hour-by-hour report with an overall Average Reading is generated and sent separate from the home inspection report.
Radon Testing and Report
With Home Inspection Letter $100
Without Home Inspection $150
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. Radon can have a big impact on indoor air quality.
Most of eastern Tennessee is in an EPA rated Zone 1: Counties with predicted average indoor radon screening levels greater thatn 4 pCi/L (Knox, Blount, Monroe, Loudon, Roane, Anderson, Jefferson, and Union counties.) Sevier and Cocke counties are in Zone 2, rated slightly lower at predicted average indoor radon screening levels from 2 to 4 pCi/L.
4.0 pCi/L is the Recommended EPA Actionable level for Radon
The EPA Recommends….
- If you are planning on buying or selling a home, test your home for radon.
- Fix your home if your radon level is 4 pCi/L or higher.
- Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still post a risk, and in many cases may be reduced.
- For new homes, ask if radon-resistant construction techniques have been used.