When it comes to the health of your family or employees, you can't afford to take chances. So when it comes to radon, it's imperative that you get answers. Exposure to radon can result in a number of serious health issues. And while older homes and buildings are more likely to fall victim to radon problems, those who work or reside in newer structures are also at risk. At Gettysburg Home Inspections, we offer comprehensive radon inspections and tests designed to give you the answers you need and the peace of mind you deserve.
At Gettysburg Home Inspections, we believe that you shouldn't have to compromise when it comes to safety. That's why we provide thorough, comprehensive radon inspections and tests. We're committed to helping our customers create safe working and living environments. And when you come to us, you can rest assured that we'll never gloss over details or cut corners while inspecting your property for radon.
What Is This Radon Thing, Anyway?
Radon is for real! You can't see it, smell it, or taste it, but the Surgeon General has warned that it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.
Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Due to the "stack effect", it is drawn into your house through the cracks in the foundation and other openings.
Becuase of the amount of time we spend in our homes, radon is the critical concern.
Whay Worry About Radon in My House?
Elevated levels of radon have been found in every state and in all types of homes - old and new.
The Enviromental Protection Agency recommends that ALL home buyers test for radon; accurate testing is the only way to determine if you and your family are at risk from radon.
Homes with high levels can easily be fixed.
Elevated radon levels are easily ande inexpensively fixed by an EPA or state qualified contractor. Althrough, the cost may vary depending on the size and design of the home, it generally runs $800-$1800.
Radon testing is becoming more routine in real estate transactions as disclosure of EPA's test recommendation becomes more widespread.
Already, most corporate relocation services require that the seller assume all responsibility for radon testing and remediation.
Home buyers who do not address this issue now may be forced to deal with it when they become home sellers. Increasingly, knowledgeable buyers are asking for a radon inspection and remediation clause in the sales contract.
Because every buyer will one day be a seller, conscientious Realtors recognize that radon testing is in everyone's best interest.
Based on recent reports from National Academy of Sciences, the EPA estimates 21,000 Americans die of radon induced lung cancer every year. The American Assocation of Radon Scientists and Technology (AARST) estimate 10 million homes and 38 million Americans are at risk form dangerous radon exposure.
An inspector who is licensed and trained to use the Radalink Radon TeleMonitor like Gettysburg Home Inspections. This is because Radalink's precision electronis produce results with integrity. Home buyers can trust the Radalink test report - and that means a real estate deal you can live with.
Unlike unreliable, less sophisticated tin can test devises, the TeleMonitor records hourly readings of radon, temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure during a 48-hour test period. Its multiple tamper detection features help inspection professionals ensure that the EPA's Radon Measurement Protorcol is properly followed. In other words, it is extremely difficult to compromise a Radalink test without it being detected.
Collected test information is transmitted to a central analysis facility where a detailed report is rapidly processed and emailed to both the inspector and buyer's Realtor. Operator error is virtually eliminated.
Best of all, the Radalink Radon test helps ensure a health home and a surprise-free sale in the future. Protect yourself and those around you with radon inspection services from Gettysburg Home Inspections. Call today for more information and to schedule an appointment.