Northeast Ohio

According to Dr. Michael C. Hansen 

Hansen has been a geologist with the Ohio Geological Survey of the   Department of Natural Resources since 1972. He has bachelor’s and   master’s degree in geology from Ohio University and a Ph.D in   geology from Ohio State University.  

About Radon

2nd Leading Cause of Lung Cancer

Radon causes lung cancer

Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer, only second to cigarette smoking.  Radon kills 21,000 people each year; many of these have never smoked in their life. 


In Northeast Ohio, the chances of elevated radon in your home are 64.9%, according to Division of Geological Survey and Michael C. Hansen (Ph.D. Ohio State). 


1 in 15 homes

Radon entering your house

Radon is colorless, orderless radioactive gas.  When inheld, it will decay, releasing Alpha particles.  If it breaks down in your lungs, it will cause damage to the lung cells.  


If your house has a mitigation system installed, have it checked every 2 years to ensure it is functioning properly.  

Zone 1

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Most of the counties we serve are in Zone 1, according to the EPA.  Zone 1 is the most likely to have high radon.  Knowledge is key.  High radon can be fixed!


If your house has had significant renovations, a new radon test should be done.  Some examples would include the insulating part of the house, new windows, a new roof, additions, etc. 

Family is what matters

Keep your family safe with a radon test

Keep your family safe!  Radon is worse on the lower floors.  If your family uses these areas, ensure their safety.  Radon is a slow killer, so symptoms will not appear until it is too late.  Arm yourself with knowledge, don't worry if your family is safe, know that they are.  

New Model 1028™ XP

Continuous Radon Monitor (Model 1028™ XP)

 

We use Model 1028-XP Continuous  Radon Monitors. These are one of the most advanced professional-grade Continuous  Radon Monitor on the market. 

Model 1028-XP is NRPP- and C-NRPP and NRSB approved. 

Certified and Licensed

IAC2 Radon Certified

 Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection
Radon Mitigation Specialist #RS481 

 

IAC2 Mold and Radon Certified 

#IACs-13-6310


InterNACHI Certified

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Additional Information

 

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, second only to smoking.   Our client area is a Zone 1, the highest risk area according to the EPA.   Although not all houses have high levels of radon, it is best to keep  your family and your investment safe by being informed.  
 

Post  mitigated houses should have their radon checked every two (2) years.   Radon tests should also be done after major renovations such as  finishing a basement, new windows, or improving insulation.  

Radon testing is $250 by itself.  Radon testing is $200 when included with a General Home Inspection, a $50 savings.  

See our Home Inspection and Other Services Prices 

For more information, check out the Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon.  

We are IAC2 certified members

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What happens for a radon test

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Duration

A standard short radon test is 48 hours.  We will start the test 48 hours before the inspection or return 48 hours after the inspection.  

Equipment

We use Model 1028-XP Continuous Radon Monitors.  These are equipped with tamper sensors, so ensure the monitor is not disturbed. 

Get ready for the test

Close all of the windows and doors for at least 12 hours before the test begins.  The house needs to remain in this "Closed Building Conditions" for the entire 60 hours (12 hours before, 48 hours for testing).  "Closed Building Conditions" allows for normal entry.  We typically have the homeowner sign an agreement to ensure proper testing conditions.  

What could affect your test

Not maintaining "Closed Building Conditions."

High winds

Tampering

Warning

Tampering with a radon test will make the test invalid.  If evidence of tampering is observed, we are required to invalidate the test with no refund.  Costs for an additional test should be on the seller.