Radon Inspections in Chicago
Protecting Your Health and Home
If you’re buying a new home or have concerns about the air quality in your current home, it’s important to get a radon inspection. Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that can be found in homes all across Chicago. Exposure to high levels of radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and can also cause other respiratory problems. The good news is that radon can be detected and mitigated with a radon inspection.
What is Radon and Why is it Dangerous?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is produced by the decay of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It can seep into homes through cracks and openings in the foundation, and accumulate to dangerous levels. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is responsible for approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year.
Radon is especially dangerous because it is invisible, odorless, and tasteless, meaning you can’t see, smell, or taste it. The only way to detect radon is through specialized testing.
Why Get a Radon Inspection?
If you’re buying a new home, getting a radon inspection is critical to ensuring your health and safety. Radon can be present in any home, regardless of age, location, or construction type. The only way to know for sure whether your home has radon is through testing.
A radon inspection can also help you identify potential radon mitigation strategies, such as sealing cracks in the foundation or installing a radon mitigation system. These strategies can reduce radon levels in your home and protect your health.
It’s important to note that radon testing is not typically included in a standard home inspection. You’ll need to request a separate radon inspection to ensure that your home is free of radon.
What Happens During a Radon Inspection?
During a radon inspection, a qualified inspector with RCI Inspections will place a specialized device in your home to measure radon levels over a period of several days. The device is typically placed in the lowest level of the home, where radon levels are likely to be the highest.
After the testing period is complete, the RCI inspector will analyze the results and provide you with a report detailing the radon levels in your home. If high levels of radon are detected, the RCI inspector may recommend further testing or radon mitigation strategies.
Why Choose Us for Your Radon Inspection?
At RCI Inspections we are committed to providing our customers with the highest-quality radon inspection services in the Chicago area. Our team of certified and experienced inspectors use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure accurate and reliable results.
We understand that buying a new home can be stressful, which is why we strive to make the radon inspection process as easy and stress-free as possible. Our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you understand the results of your radon inspection and any recommended mitigation strategies.
In addition to our radon inspection services, we also offer a range of other home inspection services, commercial inspections, and industrial inspections to help ensure your safety and peace of mind. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule your radon inspection.