Baltimore Radon Gas Home Inspection
We use continuous radon monitors in order to obtain a rapid turnaround time necessary for real estate transactions. Results are often obtained in about 2 days and a radon report is generated the same day the monitor is retrieved. Please note that radon testing for a real estate transaction is limited. You may wish to perform follow up testing after the transaction to obtain more accurate results.
Radon Gas FAQs
What is Radon Gas?
Radon is a radioactive gas that results from a breakdown of elements in the soil and is a natural part of the environment both indoors and out. It can become concentrated in some homes to levels the EPA deems hazardous. The EPA recommends that every home be tested for radon gas. About 20,000 fatalities per year are attributed to radon gas exposure.
Please visit this EPA website page for more information: http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html
Does Radon Gas Exist in the Baltimore Metro Area?
In short, yes. Radon gas is a part of the air we breathe both indoors and outdoors. It can become concentrated to a level deemed problematic by the EPA in some homes. There is no way to tell which home has an elevated level without a radon test. We have found elevated levels of radon gas both inside Baltimore City limits and the surrounding counties.
How Does It Enter My Home?
Radon gas enters the home through the foundation, cracks, holes, fittings, windows, sump pits can all be avenues for radon.
If My Home has an Elevated Level, What Do I Do?
Radon remediation firms can install a radon remediation system to lower the radon level to an acceptable level.
Radon Testing Fees
With home inspection – $150.00
Without home inspection – $200.00+
Unattached garages – 45.00+
Out buildings – call for pricing