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Radon Testing

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You may have heard recent reports from the EPA and Surgeon General that recommend schools and homes up to the third floor should conduct radon testing. You may have also seen that radon testing kits are sold at your local hardware store. While these kits can detect some radon levels, the only way to be sure of the safety of your home or school is to enlist the services of a professional radon testing company like Iron Dog Inspections. A professional radon test will help you know with certainty whether your home or school is protected against elevated levels of radon.

Should my home, school, or building be tested for radon?

University of Toledo’s Ohio radon concentrations web site might help you decide, but you should also know that there is no known safe level of radon and that all buildings (new, old, well-sealed, drafty and homes with or without basements or crawlspaces) can be affected by radon. The EPA’s Map of Radon Zones also indicates that homes and buildings in Ohio are at higher risk of elevated levels of radon. Many counties in Ohio fall into Zone 1, the zone where there is the highest potential of radon levels exceeding 4pCi/L. At this level, the EPA strongly recommends that the home or building conduct radon remediation.

Radon, a radioactive gas associated most strongly with lung cancer, can enter your home in a number of ways, including:

Cracks in the floor

Construction joints

Wall cracks

Gaps in upper level floors

Gaps around pipes

Wall cavities

Water supply

And since radon can’t be seen, smelled or tasted, the only way to know for sure that
your home or building’s radon levels are low is radon testing.

Radon Testing

Frequently Asked Questions

The test takes 48 hours with a continuous radon monitor.  The results are known immediately and we are able to email the results shortly after the completion of the test. 

The EPA recommends testing the home after a lifestyle change such as renovations or finishing a basement. Routine testing should occur every 2 years. It is recommend testing annually if a radon mitigation system is present.

It usually takes between 5-8 hours to install a system.

 A post test is conducted after the system has been operating for 24 hours. The test will run for 48 hours.

Contact Iron Dog Inspections to learn how you can protect
your family from high radon levels with radon testing

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