Radon is the leading cause for lung cancer in the United States for non-smokers, and causes more deaths than drunk driving. There are certain regions that have higher amounts of radon than others, and Ohio is in the top 5 states with the highest amounts of radon. While most homes and properties will have some trace amounts of radon, there are certain levels of radon that are considered safe by the EPA.
What is Radon?
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is formed from the natural decay of uranium in the Earth and can be found in trace amounts almost everywhere. While radon is everywhere and around us at all times, it tends to build up and concentrate in homes and can potentially lead to health problems if left untreated.
The CDC and EPA have set a radon testing level of 3.9pCi/L as the maximum safe level. Any results from radon testing that are 4.0pCi/L and higher should be mitigated and addressed to keep your Toledo home and property safe.
Radon testing in Toledo is simple, fast, and safe. Our continuous radon monitors are designed specifically for real estate transactions and have tamper-resistant features to ensure that the test is accurate and that the closed-house conditions have been met.
We partner with an independent lab and utilize the latest continuous monitors with hourly readings to deliver highly accurate results within 52 hours. Our Toledo inspectors will set the test device before the home inspection and pick up the device after all inspections are complete. This gives the device enough time to test for radon on the property while our inspectors perform other inspections. An hour after our inspector retrieves the radon testing device, you will receive an email with the report and test results.