Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. Most importantly, it’s radioactive. Radon becomes a serious problem when it exists at elevated levels in your home. Long-term exposure is a health hazard. The EPA estimates that there are 20,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year caused by radon.
Are you at risk from radon in your home? The only way to know for sure is to test for it. At Strickland Home Inspections, we test for radon with the RadStar RS800 continuous monitor, one of the best measurement tools in the industry.
By ordering a radon test, you’ll know in 48 hours whether your home has a problem level of radon. If test results show an average level below the EPA threshhold of 4 pCi/L, no further action is necessary. If your home tests above this level, mitigation is recommended. There are many qualified contractors in Minnesota who can take care of radon mitigation and the cost is reasonable.
For your peace of mind, order a radon test today. Cost is $150 with a home inspection or $175 as a stand alone test.
For more information on radon, you can consult the Minnesota Department of Health brochure Radon in Real Estate Transactions.