What is Radon?
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that is harmful to human beings. It is a silent killer. Radon is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that is responsible for too many deaths per year and can easily be prevented by, first, having radon testing done.
Why Do I Need a Radon Test?
Similar to mold, radon exists everywhere. No environment is free of it. The issue begins when over time, the gas is enclosed in a small space and builds up. This built up gas is released through cracks found in your home. The only way to know if you and your family are at risk is to test for it. It is recommended by the Surgeon General and the EPA that Americans should have their homes tested to find how much radon could be present in the air we breathe.
What if I am Buying or Selling My Home?
Having a radon test done before putting your home on the market looks good to potential buyers and could speed up negotiations. It may also be nice to share the results of the test and any steps taken to mitigate the issue if any were needed.
Having a radon test done as a contingency is highly recommended. However if the seller has already had a test done it is your choice to accept the results or have one done yourself to ensure it was done properly.
About Our Radon Testing
Placement in the Home
Our state of the art Radon Machine is placed in the home at the lowest level. The machine continually collects readings for a minimum of 48 hours. During this time the home must be kept in “closed” condition to ensure the most accurate reading.
After sitting in the home for 48 hours collecting readings of Radon levels, the documented levels are reported and you are notified within a detailed report that is emailed to you.
What Others Say About Us
Very professional, explained everything to us on what was done and any and all issues with the home. I received a full copy of the home inspection with pictures which I consider a big plus. I will say that I recommend this company to anyone purchasing a new or used home for their inspection needs.J NashGoogle Review
I am a construction manager for a custom home builder. RPI did a new home inspection for one of our new home owners and I was so impressed with the thoroughness that I hired them to inspect an older home I plan to purchase. They did a great job for me. Well worth the money I paid for their inspection.Orion LoftisGoogle Review
I used Rivertown Property Inspections on a recent home purchase. From the initial call, the service was streamlined and professional. The inspection was thorough and I had a detailed copy of the inspection emailed to me within hours of its completion. Highly recommendDavid BeckGoogle Review