Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown (radioactive decay) of uranium. It is usually found in igneous rock and soil, but in some cases, well water may also be a source of radon. There are many myths about radon, but here are a few facts:
Radon is invisible, odorless, and tasteless
A neighbor’s radon test results aren’t an accurate assessment of gas concentrations in your home
Radon can be easily mitigated
Huntsville Home Inspection uses state of the art, tamper-proof radon testing equipment. A typical radon inspection entails forty-eight hours of monitoring by an encrypted device. The instrument takes hourly readings of radon concentration, barometric pressure, temperature, and humidity. Each test is sent for review by a third party. Instruments are calibrated annually, ensuring quality control in the field. Should radon be detected in your home, Huntsville Home Inspections will connect you with a mitigation specialist.
Schedule a radon inspection for your Huntsville area home by calling us today.