Radon

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What is Radon?

Radon is an odorless, tasteless, and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and groundwater. Radon is a form of ionizing radiation and a proven carcinogen. 

Is Radon a Safety Concern?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.  Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.  Radon is responsible for around 21,000 lung deaths every year.  About 2,900 of these deaths are among people that never smoked.

Where are Radon Concentrations in the U.S.?

Radon can be found in any home, regardless of whether a basement is present or not.  Soil surveys, indoor radon data, geological and radioactive maps have helped the EPA create the map below to provide a map of radon potential.  However, not all types of data are available for every area.  Central Ohio finds itself in Zone 1 of the map and testing is recommended.

EPA_Map_Radon_Zones

Radon Testing Process

Book Inspection

4 Corners Home Inspection llc will set up a continuous radon monitor (CRM) in your home to test the radon levels.

Wait 48 hours

In orders to receive the most accurate levels, this specific test will provide readings every hour for 48 hours.

Receive Report

At the conclusion of the test, our clients will receive a detailed, digital report explaining the results.

What To Do After the Test?

According to the EPA, If a high radon level is confirmed, mitigate the level.  The EPA's Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon recommends the next steps that should be taken, such as contacting a qualified radon reduction contractor to lower the home's radon level.  The EPA also recommends testing your home after any lifestyle changes, renovations and every two years.

Why Choose Us?

  • 4 Corners Home Inspection is a fully licensed radon tester for the state of Ohio.  

  • We have met the stringent testing requirements and education standards set forth by the state.  

  • We adhere to all laws and requirements detailed by the state health department.

  • We use professional, continuous radon monitors to conduct our testing.

  • We provide a detailed,  digital report explaining the outcome of the test.

  • Immediate results when test is concluded. 

  • Convenient, online scheduling.