Unity Property and Pest proudly offers professional radon gas testing services. We offer this testing in addition to our home inspections or as a stand-alone service.
Our team performs efficient and accurate radon gas testing in Akron, Canton, Cleveland, and most of Northeast Ohio.
Interested in testing? Not sure if you need it?
Everything you need to know is outlined below.
Radon is a type of radioactive gas. It’s naturally formed when radioactive metals (such as uranium, thorium, and radium) are broken down in groundwater, rocks, and soil.
Everyone is exposed to radon in small amounts throughout their lives. However, when radon levels rise too high, they can have a negative effect on indoor air quality and cause a variety of health problems.
The following are some of the most well-known symptoms linked to high levels of radon exposure:
● Shortness of breath
● Chest pain
● Unexplained weight loss
● Frequent infections (bronchitis, pneumonia, etc.)
Long-term radon exposure can also cause serious lung damage. In fact, it’s the number two cause of lung cancer in the U.S.
There are lots of reasons to make radon testing a priority, including these:
First of all, radon testing helps you ensure your home is safe for you and your family. If you make testing a priority, you can save yourself and your loved ones from the health problems caused by Radon (coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain, unexplained weight loss, and frequent infections).
If you’re getting ready to sell your home, it’s a good idea to schedule a radon test as part of your home inspection.
There’s a good chance that potential buyers will ask for paperwork showing that your house does not have unsafe radon levels. If you beat them to the punch and get the testing done early, you can speed up the sales process.
Radon gas is measured in picocuries per liter (pCi/L). The EPA has defined an “action level” of 4.0 pCi/L (picocuries per liter) regarding radon gas testing and measurements. Meaning, if your radon gas level test results are 4.0 pCi/L or greater, the EPA recommends the home be fixed (mitigated). However, since there are no known levels of safe exposure to radon, the EPA recommends that all Americans consider fixing their home if the levels are between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L.
If you learn that radon levels in your home are higher than what the EPA deems safe, here are some steps you can take to lower them:
Remember, the sooner you act after learning about high radon levels, the better.
The average radon test cost is about $437. Tests can range from $146 on the low end to $730 on the high end.
If you’re hesitant about the cost, keep in mind that professional Akron radon testing is much more accurate than an at-home radon test kit. An at-home test kit is better than nothing, but it won’t provide the level of precision that you deserve.
Keep in mind, too, that professional testing for radon in Akron will also be cheaper than radon mitigation. If you test early, you’ll be able to avoid having to spend a lot of time and money lowering radon levels later.
Do you want to schedule Akron radon testing for your home? If so, we’re here to help at Unity Property & Pest.
Contact us today to learn more or to make an appointment for testing.