Radon is a deadly gas emitted from decaying Uranium and enters a house through small cracks and openings. We are continually striving to make homes more energy efficient by reducing the loss of conditioned air. Unfortunately the "tighter" we make the homes the more naturally occurring radon gas becomes trapped inside. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends radon testing on the sale of all new and existing homes and testing again every two years. Indiana is in the highest risk EPA category for radon.
Our Certified Radon Technician will place a Sun Nuclear Model 1028 Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM) on the lowest livable floor of the home for a 48 hour time period. The home should be under "Closed House Conditions" for the entire time. Occupants may still enter and exit the home but keeping open doors and windows to a minimum. Your radon test results will be appended to your Home Inspection Report.
If radon levels are tested to be too high for safe occupancy of your home, it will need to be reduced. Radon mitigation is a fairly simple process of installing a vent pipe from underneath the concrete slab or crawlspace to outside the home. The harmful gas then dissipates into the air becoming harmless.
More detailed information about Radon may be found on our Radon Information Page.