Radon has been identified as a carcinogen, and has been determined to be the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer by the Environmental Protection Agency. Radon is a radioactive gas that has no smell or taste, and cannot be readily detected without special equipment. Central Kentucky has been identified as a zone 1 radon area. We have found radon levels which exceed the action level in about one third of the homes we inspect.
Our company utilizes continuous radon monitors (CRMs) to perform short term radon testing. Though radon levels vary over time and with different atmospheric conditions, we can perform a short term test to determine the current levels in the home. This short term test can reveal a potential radon problem.
We encourage our clients to obtain a radon test with their home inspection.
This is an inexpensive way to protect your family from high radon exposure. If high levels are found, a mitigation contractor can install a radon mitigation system that typically will reduce the radon to an acceptable level.