COVID-19 Home Inspection Safety
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What is Radon and why should I test for it?
Radon is an invisible, radioactive gas formed in the Earth’s crust. It surrounds every one of us as part of the air we breathe and can be concentrated at higher levels in many homes all over the United States. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
Every home should be tested to determine if a harmful concentration of radon gas is present. Even homes that have radon mitigation systems installed should be tested periodically to ensure the system is working properly. Moving to a new home is a great time to check for this potential hazard. Radon levels will fluctuate and mitigation systems can fail so scheduling a follow-up test every few years is the best practice. We use state of the art, continuous monitoring equipment to perform radon testing and will provide the test report immediately upon conclusion of the test.
The cost of radon testing is very reasonable and can be considered cheap health insurance. A discount is available when the radon testing is combined with a home inspection. Contact us to schedule this important test today!
Check out this "Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon"
U.S. Surgeon General Health Advisory
“Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can represent a significant health risk to families all over the country. It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques.” January 2005
For valuable information on Radon and it’s effects on you and your family, check out the resources below:
indoor air quality
Why monitor your indoor air quality?
The radon level in your home can change from time to time as it is affected by atmospheric conditions, ground water level, well water, subsurface disturbances and the home’s ventilation. The indoor air quality can also be affected by your home’s construction materials, items of furniture & floor coverings along with thousands of other materials that you may find or use within your home. These items may give off Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), emitted as gases, and concentrated within the home, potentially causing adverse health effects. Monitoring your indoor air quality gives you information that you can act on.
If you would like to learn more about the air quality in your home, ongoing monitoring of radon and VOCs is the place to start. We would be happy to discuss a number of affordable monitoring options that link to phone apps and virtual assistants to help maintain a healthy home.
For valuable information on Indoor Air Quality and it’s affects on you and your family, check out the links below:
SOURCES OF VOC'S
Household products, including:
Paints, paint strippers and other solvents
Cleansers and disinfectants
Moth repellents and air fresheners
Stored fuels and automotive products
Building materials and furnishings
Office equipment such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbon-less copy paper
Graphics and craft materials including glues and adhesives, permanent markers and photographic solutions.
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Just like smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, there are devices that can detect and warn about other potentially harmful conditions in your home, like radon & VOCs. While radon & VOCs may not be an immediate threat like fire or CO, they can have an adverse affect on your health over time. Airthings is a company that manufactures a number of devices that help keep you informed about the quality of the air that you breathe. With this advanced warning, you will be able to act on the information the devices provide and make changes to improve the conditions in your home, before you are harmed. As an Airthings Affiliate Member, we can offer discounts off the sale price on many of these clever IOT devices that monitor the air quality in your home. The factory sale price is the best that you will find. Using our discount on top of the sale price will give you the best savings! For information on a device that best fits your needs, see the Airthings - Links to savings.
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